What UL resources are available on UL.com to assist code authorities in doing plan reviews and inspections?

From health care centers in pharmacies to major health care hospitals, anyone who is not intimately familiar with the intricacies of medical headwalls, major electrical equipment [such as cardiac catheterization, cat scans, magnetic resonance imagining (MRI)], or even just the installation and supply of operating lights, is in for a real lesson in humility.

Marijuana extraction is a method of combining flammable liquids with marijuana and extracting potent compounds from the plant, usually in the form of cannabis oil. It is a process that is complicated, and installations should be left to qualified electrical contractors since it involves classified (explosionproof) areas, specialized wiring, and expensive equipment.

The mission of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) is to promote the safe design, construction, installation, inspection, and use of automotive lifts.

The results of IAEI’s 2019 inaugural Workforce Survey are in. More than 1,500 individuals participated in this workforce survey, which was conducted online in November 2019.

Fortunately, some options allow continued safe operation of building department staff while ensuring the safety of installations. No-touch permitting and remote inspections can be used for a broad range of projects.

From code enforcer to code interpreter, problem solver to referee, to public relations representative, it can be challenging to keep track of the many hats electrical inspectors needs to wear!

Can a panelboard be located “you fill in the blank?” How often have you heard this question? Let’s take a look at some of the rules on panelboard placement contained in the National Electric Code (NEC).

To support the ongoing construction of shelter and to maintain existing shelter, we must keep the infrastructure working. We must keep the electricity, gas & water flowing. Grocery stores and fueling stations must be kept open. Inspection by the Building Department is involved at some point for all of these critical functions.

How do we as electrical professionals promote the need for this electrical working space so that panelboards remain readily accessible?