October 6, 2022 has been selected as a day of recognition by the Canadian electrical industry in order to raise awareness about the long term consequences of electrical shock exposure. The risk of electrical shock is not limited to electricians or tradespersons, it can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time, and unfortunately for too long the aftereffects from such injuries have not been studied.
Research now shows that a complex injury can develop being delayed by months or years following an electrical injury, and there is no cure for these long-term effects. Very few North American hospitals are performing research in this field of study. As we pride ourselves as being the safest skilled workers in the industry, we must help educate our members, fellow tradespersons, and the public about this issue.