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Adoption of NFPA’s National Electrical Code is focus of two-day workshop

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Jul 20, 2012

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A group representing promulgating agencies from two dozen states gathered at NFPA headquarters this morning for the kick-off of a two-day meeting focused on the adoption of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®).

Attendees are learning about changes to NFPA’s codes and standards development process, research projects on electrical issues, significant proposals to the 2014 edition of the NEC, and insights into the revision process. The group is also being brought up to speed on a new effort to advance public safety by advocating that states and municipal jurisdictions adopt the most current building, sustainability, electrical and life safety codes.

“NFPA is not only in the business of publishing the National Electrical Code, but supporting the people and systems that provide the best safety across this nation,” said NFPA President Jim Shannon. “I am enormously proud of the codes and standards process we have here at NFPA, and in particular, the NEC. It takes a team of hundreds of volunteers to revise this document every three years. And we can’t take for granted the thousands of hours they devote to this project to make sure that the NEC has the impact where it’s needed.”

Adopted in all 50 states, the National Electrical Code is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards.

 

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Jim Shannon, president of NFPA, addresses workshop attendees. “NFPA is committed to supporting the people who are adopting and using our codes,” he said.

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