Exploring surroundings through touch and taste are part of a child’s development but invisible hazards such as electricity can pose a serious threat to children.
On average, more than 110 kids under 15 end up in the emergency room each year in Ontario because of an electrical injury. More than half are under the age of five.
Minor zaps that don’t result in serious injury can go unnoticed, but new research shows that low-voltage shocks can also have long-term effects like pins and needles, numbness, memory loss and anxiety. No shock is a safe shock!
Whether you are a parent/caregiver looking for information on electrical safety, or an organization looking to share information with your community, these resources below make it easy to learn about electrical safety in the home and prevent injuries.
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Updated April 19, 2018