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Monthly Archives: January 2004

Grounding and Bonding Methods for Outbuildings

Most properties today, whether residential, commercial, or industrial, include at least one building or structure on that property. Often there are multiple buildings on...

Which came first, the NEC rule for the product standard; or does the egg...

Anyone who has served on an NEC code-making panel or a standards development organization’s advisory committee, knows how intertwined these two endeavors are. Simply...

Warning: Electrical Equipment May Be Hazardous To Your Healthcare

Health care facilities are an integral part of our lives. We regularly visit them ourselves and take our loved ones to them for care....

The World of Industry Standards

The National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and the National Electrical Code (NEC) are both examples of industry standards. These two standards are very important...

Maximum Circuit Voltages

The Canadian Electrical Code in some instances limits maximum applied voltages to protect the general public and inexperienced people from electrical shock hazards. Unqualified...

Change…We Deal With It Not Because It’s Easy, But Because It’s Hard

Many years ago, rookie baseball umpire Durwood Merrill found himself behind the plate for a game when legendary fastball pitcher Nolan Ryan was on...

Backfire!

It can happen. Research shows that what you say when urging responsible behavior can backfire—easily. None of the research was specifically about electrical safety,...

What should we do if we experience a nuisance trip on a UL Listed...

Question: Nuisance trip on AFCI What should we do if we experience a nuisance trip on a UL Listed arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI)?   Answer Most circuit breaker...

IAEI’s Changing Leadership Role…Helping Inspectors Adapt to Change in 2004

All I know is what I read in the newspaper.” I have used that line before. It is a quote from Will Rogers, and...
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