10 Important Safety Changes in
2014 NEC
John Newquist
GFCIs
• 210.8
• GFCI must be provided
for outlets within 6 feet
for
• bathtubs,
• showers,
• Laundry areas
• Dishwasher br...
Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters
• 210.12
• Several locations in
dwelling units including
kitchens.
• Dormitory rooms.
Garages
• 210.52
• Branch circuits for
garages shall not supply
outlets outside of the
garage
Metal Fences
• 250.194
• AC Substation fences
shall be grounded if
within 5 feet of exposed
electrical.
Cable Ties
• 300.23
• Cable ties shall be listed
as low smoke
Electrical Cords
• 400.6
• Cords shall be marked
with maximum
operating temperature.
• Example:
Temperature Rating:
• -40º...
Seating Area Receptacles
• 406.5
• The Receptacles shall be
installed face up.
Appliance GFCIs
• 422.5
• GFCIs for appliance shall
be readily accessible.

Poor access. Have to move the
appliance.
Vending Machines
• 422.51
• GFCIs protection for
cord and plug
connected machines.
Generators
• 445.11
• Generators over 15 KW
shall be marked to
indicate if the neutral
conductor is bonded to
the generato...
Backfeed Warning
• 490.25
• Where backfeed could
exist, signs shall warn of
the backfeed hazard.
Operating Room
• 517.19
• Operating rooms shall
be provided with a
minimum 36
receptacles.
Further
• Let me know if you think there are worker
safety changes that a safety professional
should know about.
• Johnane...
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  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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