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Up to Code Newsletter

NECA’s Up to Code Quarterly Newsletter is a comprehensive source of vital information for professionals in the electrical industry. Providing a curated collection of the latest updates and insights on codes, regulations and industry standards, this newsletter equips NECA members with the knowledge needed to navigate the complex landscape of electrical Code compliance. Stay ahead of the curve with this essential resource from NECA Codes and Standards.

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August 21, 2023

Greg Long Serving as NECA Codes and Standards Committee Chair

Greg LongWe are thrilled to have District 9 Vice President, Greg Long, leading the NECA Codes and Standards Committee. Vice President Long brings a wealth of industry experience and knowledge to our committee, and his passion for the electrical industry is evident in his dedication to the advancement of NECA and its members.

National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS™)

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We are excited to share the latest developments regarding NECA’s library of ANSI-Accredited standards. The National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS™) embodies NECA’s commitment to excellence in striving to ensure safety, reliability, quality, and efficiency of electrical installations. For more information you can view the NEIS™, Standards as High as Your Own online democast NECA presented for Construction Specifier Magazine. 

We are pleased to announce that NECA recently completed their cyclical ANSI audit, securing its status as an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer (ASD). This accomplishment paves the way for NECA to continue in the development of ANSI-Accredited standards geared towards workmanship.

In line with NECA’s commitment to the success of its members and the electrical industry, we are pleased to introduce the latest additions to the NEIS™ library:

  • NECA 5-2022, Recommended Practice for Prefabrication of Electrical Installations for Construction. This ANSI-Accredited Standard is the first of its kind. With electrical construction still in the early stages of industrialization, the industry needs a standard that will enable tacit knowledge transfer, ultimately leading to improvement in time, cost, quality, and safety to the electrical construction industry.
  • NECA 91-2023, Recommended Practice for Maintaining Electrical Equipment. In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, maintaining electrical equipment with exceptional workmanship is essential to ensure optimal performance and minimize operational risk. With this understanding, NECA has developed a world-class recommended practice, designed to complement NFPA 70B, Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance. This recommended practice is designed to aid in safely performing electrical equipment maintenance, while achieving the level of dependability and quality that NECA contractors are known for, and their customers expect.

These new NEIS™ Standards can be purchased individually, in digital or hardcopy format, or as part of the digital NEIS™ annual subscription, at the NECA Store.

Significant Changes in the 2023 NEC®

The 2023 Significant Changes to the National Electrical Code® is available from the Electrical Training Alliance. Multiple instructor training programs have already been presented. Reserve this training for your chapter and get the authoritative updates needed for continuing education. Contact NECA Education for more information.

Call for NEC-2026 Public Input!

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The deadline for submitting proposed revisions (Pubic Input) to the 2026 edition of the NEC® is September 7, 2023. Your input and the voice of electrical contractors is needed to shape the next edition. This is our Code and the legally adopted Code in most jurisdictions. Let’s improve it together. You can submit public inputs online here.

NFPA 70E-2024 Training

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NECA’s NFPA 70E Training Program is revised to the 2024 edition. The training is available in a One- or two-day workshop and available through NECA Education. This training is most effective when provided through in person training, however it can be presented through a virtual option. For more information contact NECA Education.

New Standards Based NECA Guides

Two new compliance Guides and associated resource kits based on the NFPA 70E-2024 Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace.

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NECA Guide on Test Instruments --The Guide to Test Instruments provides an overview on the safe use and requirements for electrical workers when using test instruments. From Absence of Voltage testing to Commissioning, qualified person in the electrical industry must be familiar with the different types of test instruments and equipment used during the course of their work. This guide will also help employers and qualified persons applying OSHA regulations, NFPA 70E requirements and manufacturers instruction when using test instruments in the field. 

NECA 70E Essentials --The NECA Guide on NFPA 70E Essentials is designed to provide the employer and employee with an outline of the essential elements necessary for a comprehensive electrical safety program. These elements are necessary for practical application of electrical safe work practices and to comply with federal regulations. This guide is based upon NFPA 70E requirements that are developed to help the employer comply with applicable OSHA regulations.