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10 important safety changes in 2014 nec

This is just some of the 2014 NEC changes that I thought affected industrial safety. Bob Lomastro suggest adding "No more grounding to neutral raceway grounding."

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10 important safety changes in 2014 nec

  1. 1. 10 Important Safety Changes in 2014 NEC John Newquist
  2. 2. GFCIs • 210.8 • GFCI must be provided for outlets within 6 feet for • bathtubs, • showers, • Laundry areas • Dishwasher branch circuit
  3. 3. Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters • 210.12 • Several locations in dwelling units including kitchens. • Dormitory rooms.
  4. 4. Garages • 210.52 • Branch circuits for garages shall not supply outlets outside of the garage
  5. 5. Metal Fences • 250.194 • AC Substation fences shall be grounded if within 5 feet of exposed electrical.
  6. 6. Cable Ties • 300.23 • Cable ties shall be listed as low smoke
  7. 7. Electrical Cords • 400.6 • Cords shall be marked with maximum operating temperature. • Example: Temperature Rating: • -40º to 140ºF
  8. 8. Seating Area Receptacles • 406.5 • The Receptacles shall be installed face up.
  9. 9. Appliance GFCIs • 422.5 • GFCIs for appliance shall be readily accessible. Poor access. Have to move the appliance.
  10. 10. Vending Machines • 422.51 • GFCIs protection for cord and plug connected machines.
  11. 11. Generators • 445.11 • Generators over 15 KW shall be marked to indicate if the neutral conductor is bonded to the generator frame.
  12. 12. Backfeed Warning • 490.25 • Where backfeed could exist, signs shall warn of the backfeed hazard.
  13. 13. Operating Room • 517.19 • Operating rooms shall be provided with a minimum 36 receptacles.
  14. 14. Further • Let me know if you think there are worker safety changes that a safety professional should know about. • Johnanewquist@gmail.com

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