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APPA’s Ditto Appointed To Serve As A Member of Electrical Safety Group’s Board

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) recently appointed Joy Ditto, President and CEO of the American Public Power Association (APPA), to serve as a member of its Board of Directors.

The directors comprising ESFI’s board are senior management representatives from a number of organizations dedicated to providing electrical safety information to the public, communities, and the workforce, ESFI noted.

ESFI is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting electrical safety at home and the workplace.

“The ubiquity and convenience of electric power is a modern marvel to be celebrated,” said Ditto. “And I am proud to represent the more than 2,000 public power utilities across this country that provide this essential service every day. But we must never forget that we are wielding a dangerous force that must be respected and used with care. This is why I care so much about the mission of ESFI and why I am honored to take on an enhanced role in its efforts to educate the public about electrical safety.”

The future programs created with APPA will allow ESFI to better serve public power utilities and their customers, ESFI noted.

ESFI’s goal is to create free-to-share materials that will help utility workers prevent electrical injuries while working around utility equipment, especially overhead power lines, and assist utilities in promoting safety to their customers while at home. As emerging technology evolves, future programs will be developed to address how customers can use technologies such as electric vehicles and solar panels safely, it said.

For a complete list of ESFI’s Board of Directors, visit esfi.org/board-of-directors.