Electrical Code Coalition launches website to support NEC adoption efforts

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 support NEC adoption. 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 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 the National Electrical Code in 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 the NEC. 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).

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