Electrical Safety Regulations
Whether you are a professional electrician or a do-it-yourselfer, stay informed on all the latest news and developments about electrical safety regulations. The resources below provide important information about the electrical safety codes for residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
Resources for Electrical Safety Regulations
IEEE is the "world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence..." With a large database for careers, standards, conferences and more, this site provides a wealth of information for anyone interested in learning more advanced technologies. You can attend workshops to learn more about electrical safety codes. Electrical safety training is easier with many classes and conferences from which to choose. Additionally, the IEEE-SA, or standards association, is instrumental in setting standards for power and energy technologies. Follow the latest developments on Twitter.
NESC Zone is the IEEE-SA’s "one-stop resource for National Electrical Safety Code information... The National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) sets the ground rules for practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation or maintenance of electric supply and communication lines and associated equipment. The NESC contains the basic provisions that are considered necessary for the safety of employees and the public under the specified conditions."
The National Fire Protection Association or NFPA provides a current list of all NFPA codes and standards. The NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC) softbound 2008 edition lists for $85 but members can purchase it for $76.50. The NEC establishes requirements for electrical wiring and equipment in virtually all buildings. For anyone interested in electrical safety regulations and codes, this book is a guide for residential, commercial and industrial installations.
The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) provides additional electrical safety codes and standards. This site provides detailed information for electricians as well as anyone working with electrical equipment. Electrical safety training is also available and the administration's database of classes is accessible with a keyword search. OSHA’s regulations related to the electrical contractors industry outlines specific standards for working with electricity.
The latest news and developments about electrical safety regulations are readily available from the above national organizations. Be sure to check the Websites or periodicals of your local governmental agencies for updates to the local electrical safety code.
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