May is National Electrical Safety Month, and my feature article appearing in the May/June issue of NFPA Journal covers some of the anticipated changes to the 2020 National Electrical Code® (NEC®), and other ways NFPA is addressing emerging electrical safety concerns.
One proposal for the 2020 edition of the code, for example, is to provide an update to the tables that guide NEC users through doing electrical load calculations. The change would give them the option to account for modern technologies like energy-efficient lighting systems, and in theory translate to safer, less expensive electrical systems. "This type of change creates a lot of relevancy for the NEC,” Michael Johnston, chair of the NEC correlating committee, told me in an interview. "It shows we’re progressive and proactive."
Read the full article here.