Eaton Launches Educational Program Designed to Help Customers Better Understand Electrical Codes and Standards

Power management company Eaton announced today an educational program focused on electrical codes and standards to help industrial, commercial and residential customers apply best practices to enhance safety – even beyond the code. In the series of educational articles, Eaton’s industry experts aim to help customers reduce risk by providing perspective on key aspects of the electrical codes that impact safety and operational reliability. The educational program supplements the theme of the 2018 National Electrical Safety Month, “Understanding the Code that Keeps Us Safe,” with an in-depth look at critical National Electrical Code (NEC) updates.

“For more than two decades, I’ve worked closely with a variety of national organizations in the development of electrical standards aimed at enhancing safety, protecting people and supporting reliable operations,” said Thomas Domitrovich, vice president of technical sales, Eaton. “At Eaton, our experts recognize that a robust knowledge of evolving codes and standards can help drive innovation to achieve new levels of safety in homes and workplaces.”

The “For Safety’s Sake” blog series is aimed at helping contractors, homeowners and building owners better understand the underlying electrical codes designed to reduce hazards. It includes discussions of the codes and standards impacting:

  • Overcurrent protection, NEC Article 240.87 for ground fault protection of equipment
  • Panelboard safety requirements covered in NEC Article 408.3 and the importance of panelboard barriers to enhance safety
  • Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) technology application in the home and how installing more residential GFCIs could help enhance safety; doing more to advance NEC Article 210.8
  • Arc-rated personal protection equipment (PPE) requirements covered in NEC Article 110.16 and the importance of accurate PPE calculations
  • Additional topics throughout 2018 will focus on better understanding Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) codes and standards

Source: Eaton Corporation
Date: May 15, 2018