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WHEREAS, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, hundreds of people die, and thousands are injured each year in the United States because of electrical accidents; and

WHEREAS, the main causes of electrical residential fires in Nevada last year were related to heat from powered and operating equipment causing a reported 555 fires; and

WHEREAS, following basic electrical safety precautions, and inspecting and maintaining citizen homes, schools and workplaces can help prevent thousands of people from being injured or killed each year; and

WHEREAS, Nevadans are encouraged to inspect their homes and workplaces for possible electrical hazards and are advised to use the latest safety technology, including ground fault circuit interrupters, arc fault circuit interrupters, tamper resistant receptacles and smoke alarms; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada encourages all citizens to recognize the importance of establishing and practicing electrical safety habits in the home, school and workplace to reduce the number of electrical-related fires, injuries and deaths;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim May 2019 as

ELECTRICAL SAFETY MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 29th day of April 2019

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