Volume 17, Issue Number 4 December 20, 2013

NECA and INTEC Present: OSHA Recordkeeping Webinar

This 30-minute webinar will provide a summary of OSHA recordkeeping and reporting requirements. The program content will also assist NECA members in submitting the OSHA data required on the NECA Safety Excellence Award application. read more...

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Electrical Code Coalition Update

The Electrical Code Coalition (ECC) is committed to facilitating direct and full adoption, application and uniform enforcement of the latest edition of the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) and NFPA 70®. Free read-only versions of the NEC and other National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and standards can be accessed through the site. An interactive map tracks NEC adoption activity in all 50 states.

The Electrical Code Coalition promotes widespread adoption of the NEC. Coalition members include Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC), International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), National Armored Cable Manufacturers Association (NACMA), National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), National Electrical Manufacturer's Association (NEMA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL).

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NECA Welcomes New Safety Director

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) announces the addition of Wesley L. Wheeler, who will fill the national Safety Director position. Wheeler joins NECA with over 33 years of electrical experience, with the last 15 focused on electrical safety as an OSHA instructor and safety director for a large industrial based NECA contractor in North Florida.

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NJATC Significant Changes to the NEC 2014 Edition Now Available

As the most comprehensive code change book on the market, Significant Changes to the NEC 2014 Edition is an invaluable resource for electricians, electrical contractors, electrical inspectors, and electrical engineers, focusing on the most important changes that occurred in the 2014 NEC.

To assist and enhance understanding of each revision, the text is arranged to follow the general layout of the NEC and each change is accompanied by a helpful image or illustration. In addition, background information and a discussion on the significance of the change accompany each of the revisions. The comprehensive coverage offered in this book enables readers to gain a solid understanding and application of the requirements contained in the 2014 NEC.

Significant Changes to the NEC- 2014 (Publication No. S753) will be available for $40 from the NJATC Bookstore.

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New NEIS Yearbook, Vol. 9 Released

Includes 2 New Standards!

The ninth volume of the National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) Yearbook CD collection is now available from NECA. This reference tool is a complete digital collection of NECA's quality and performance standards for electrical construction and maintenance that can be used on most computers. Learn more or purchase in the NECA store >

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NECA Revises Industrial Heat Tracing Systems Standard

NECA 202, Standard for Installing and Maintaining Industrial Heat Tracing Systems is now available from the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). This newly revised ANSI-approved standard describes procedures for the installation, testing, and documentation of electrical freeze protection and process heat tracing systems. Heat tracing cable types covered by this publication include: self-regulating heating cables and mineral insulated (MI) heating cables.

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2014 NECA Safety Professionals Conference

The preliminary schedule for the 2014 NECA Safety Professionals Conference (NSPC) in Chicago, IL on May 19-21, 2014 has just been published!

Information about keynote speakers' presentations and educational tracks is now being incorporated into the website. Conference breakout sessions are organized along four tracks: electrical safety, inside electrical construction, outside electrical construction, and safety management.

About NSPC: Participants will gain valuable information related safety management, risk mitigation and regulatory activity impacting the electrical construction industry. The NECA Safety Professionals Conference is also a great opportunity to network with your peers, share best practices, and hear directly from the leaders developing and enforcing effective safety programs and policies.

For more information, contact Michael Johnston: 301-215-4521,; Diana Brioso: 301-215-4549,; or visit >

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Code Question of the Quarter

Question: We have an old 200-ampere disconnect switch (fused) and want to feed a 460-volt, 3-phase, AC continuous duty motor. The motor is a 100 HP and has a service factor of 1.15. Can I protect this motor using just the fuses in the disconnect switch, or do I need to add a motor controller that has overload protection in each phase? The motor will remain on continuous, except for maintenance. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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