Nick Sasso has worked as an electrical plans examiner, chief electrical inspector, and building official, taking the usual path of electrician’s helper, journeyman electrician, master electrician, electrical contractor. He is an electrical contractor in three states, and also has served in court cases as an electrical, ADA, and building-code expert. In 2005, Nick was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to the Florida Building Code Administrator’s and Inspectors Board. In 2014, Nick was appointed to serve on NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code, Code-Making Panel 5). He now works as an electrical inspector and plans examiner for the Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s Office, and can be reached through his personal website, www. electrical-code-expert.com. The comments and views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the Wyoming Department of Fire and Electrical Safety.
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.