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For Safetyís Sake: the NEC 2020 code review

White Paper Published By: Eaton
Published:  Jul 12, 2019
Type:  White Paper

Every three years, members of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) meet to review, modify and add new National Electrical Code (NEC), or NFPA 70, requirements to enhance electrical safety in the workplace and the home. This yearís code review is well underway: the second draft of NEC 2020 is complete and the annual NFPA Conference and Expo is scheduled for late June.  

What follows is a preview of what are, in my opinion, the most significant code changes on track to pass. In this blog, Iíll explore the reasoning for each change and the future steps the NEC may take beyond 2020 regarding:

This is a high-level overview. In the coming months, my Eaton colleagues and I will dig deeper into each topic as part of a continuing series on the 2020 code review cycle.