In the electrical industry, there is no room for complacency. "Ordinary” and "routine” tasks, such as verifying voltage, taking current readings, and even visual inspection of live or energized parts, can subject the inspector and electrician to the multiple hazards of electricity.

With the expanding surge protective devices industry comes a learning curve for code authorities, for electricians, for consumers and for the safety testing agencies.

The solid protection brought to the use of electricity by the GFCI is a matter of record.

More than likely, however, in our industry, what we do know about electricity will cause more damage. Although armed with knowledge, we tend to forget the precautions and get caught up in the excitement of electricity.