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Volume 18, Issue Number 2 June 24, 2014

NECA Publishes Safety Handbook Series

NECA Safety has published three of its most popular safety products used by our contractors. These pocket guides are useful tools in the hands of employers and employees giving them the resources they need to stay safe in the workplace:

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Live Demo of the Recently and Hifghly-Anticipated Launched NECA Safety Meeting App!

SafetyAppSSThe new NECA Safety Meeting app is a powerful smart phone and tablet-based tool designed to streamline the process of holding required safety meetings and delivering required jobsite safety talks.

It was developed specifically for NECA members to provide a consistent, cloud-based, and user-friendly platform to efficiently and effectively manage their company's safety meetings and document them as required by OSHA.

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Newly Released NFPA 70E Contractors Responsibilities Guide

EmployerGuideNECA has released the latest in a series of NFPA 70E supporting publications, the NECA Guide to NFPA 70E Employer (Contractor) Responsibilities (Index# 5126-14), to help member-contractors and industry professionals understand and apply the principals found in NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

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2014 NECA Safety Professionals Conference Recap

2014NSPC More than 200 safety professionals from the electrical industry gathered recently in Chicago to focus on what safety rules require and how to implement them effectively. It was the fourth annual NECA Safety Professionals Conference (NSPC), and it outdid all the previous presentations in terms of information and attendance. The conference was held May 19-21 and presented by Westex, a world leader in the manufacture of flame-resistant fabrics and a NECA Premier Partner.

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Electrical Code Coalition Update

The Electrical Code Coalition (ECC) is committed to facilitating direct and full adoption, application, and uniform enforcement of the latest edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) and NFPA 70®. Free read-only versions of the NEC and other National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards can be accessed through the site. An interactive map tracks NEC adoption activity in all 50 states.

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NECA Releases Standard for Standard for Installing Generator Sets

404NECA has released it's revised installation standard, NECA/EGSA 404-2014, Standard for Installing Generator Sets (Index# NECA 404-14). This National Electrical Installation Standard (NEIS) describes installation requirements and procedures for generator sets used for on-site power production, including emergency applications, and covers the installation of generators used for on-site power production in commercial or institutional buildings, including emergency applications.

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Code Question of the Quarter

Question: The Code requires boxes and enclosures (including transfer switches, generators, and power panels) for emergency circuits that should be permanently marked so they will be readily identified as part of an emergency system. I have two questions that are related to this subject. First, does the designation “EM” on a 4-inch square box cover marked with a felt-tip marker meet this requirement? Second, since Section 517.26 in the 2014 NEC no longer includes the critical branch as having to meet the requirements in Article 700, does that mean I no longer have to readily identify the boxes and enclosures for the critical branch as part of the emergency system? It seems as though this identification is still necessary. I appreciate any guidance you may be able to provide.

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We Want You! NEIS Call for Public Review

NECA is in the process of creating and revising several NEIS (ANSI-approved standards) and we would like you to participate in this process!

NEISlogoNEIS are the only ANSI-approved performance and workmanship industry standards for electrical construction. NEIS are used by construction owners, specifiers, and contractors to clearly illustrate the performance and workmanship standards essential for different types of electrical construction. NEIS are also referenced throughout the National Electrical Code (NEC®). Visit NECA-NEIS.org to learn more.

Below is a listing of all standards in the process of being published or revised. If you would like to be involved in the review process, please contact Diana Brioso at 301-215-4549 or by email atdiana.brioso@necanet.org.
NEIS Revisions:

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