The Electrical Code Coalition (ECC), a group of organizations set up to promote uniform adoption of the National Electrical Code (NEC), has launched new website to facilitate adoption, application and enforcement of the latest edition of NFPA 70, the NEC,which sets the standard for safe electrical installations in the United States.
Through the website, the coalition offers a free "Adoption Support Kit," which can be used by promulgating agencies and local electrical safety advocates to supportNECadoption. Free read-only versions of theNECand otherNational Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standardscan be accessed through the site. Aninteractive maptracks NEC adoption in all 50 states.
“As one of the founding members of the Electrical Code Coalition, NECA continues to support its mission and works to promote uncompromised adoption of theNational Electrical Codein the interest of consumer safety,” said Mike Johnston, executive director of standards and safety for the National Electrical Contractors Association.
Unified codes and standards enhance electrical safety by providing consistent requirements across jurisdictions, the coalition said in a press release. The Electrical Code Coalition was set up to promote widespread adoption of theNEC. Its current members are: Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), National Armored Cable Manufacturers Association (NACMA), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), National Electrical Manufacturer's Association (NEMA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL).