Nick Sasso has worked as an electrician's helper, journeyman electrician, master electrician, electrical contractor, electrical inspector, electrical plans examiner, chief electrical inspector and building official. He is an electrical contractor in four states and has served in court cases as an electrical, ADA and building-code expert. In 2005, Nick was appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to the Florida Building Code Administrator's and Inspectors Board. He was subsequently reappointed by Gov. Charlie Crist. In 2014 Nick was appointed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to Code Panel 5 (grounding and bonding) – National Electrical Code. In 2019 Nick was appointed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to Code Panel 9 (switchboards and panelboards) – National Electrical Code In addition, Nick Sasso serves on UL standards committees STP 1081 (Swimming Pool Pumps, Filters and Chlorinators), STP 2452 (Swimming Pool and Spa Cover Operators), STP 22 (Amusement and Gaming Machines), STP 3030 (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - Drones), and STP 1389 (Standard for Plant Oil Extraction Equipment). He works as an electrical plans examiner and can be reached through his website, www.electrical-code-expert.com. The comments and views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of his employer, the NFPA, UL, or any code panel. Follow Nick on Twitter! @ChiefNickNEC.
I’ve got my top picks for this new edition of NFPA-70. I like to think of them as the “Top Ten Electrical Code Changes.” Sure, there are a bunch of changes, but I always feel obligated to pick out the “Top Ten” as I see them
My advice to installers is simple but important: Take the time to label the panel correctly. Don’t think of this part of the job as something to do quickly at the end of the installation and without putting much thought behind it. You may just avoid a tragedy if someone can shut something down quickly.