NFPA 70®: National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Softbound and Handbook Set, 2008 Edition
|Item # 70SBS08|
|Watch NFPA®'s interview with Merton Bunker, P.E., CFEI, Deputy Director, Fire Protection, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., to hear him discuss the benefits of using the National Electrical Code® (NEC®) Handbook.|
|Watch NFPA's interview with Jack Wells, Vice President - Corporate Development, Pass & Seymour/Legrand, Syracuse, NY, to hear him discuss why following the NEC is so important.
"The NEC has a dramatic impact on electrical safety in many respects. Today, as the GFCI has become more extensively used as a result of the Code mandates, the number of home electrocutions is now under 200 annually and approaching 150, so that's a significant reduction..."
|Watch NFPA's interview with Jack Wells, Vice President - Corporate Development, Pass & Seymour/Legrand, Syracuse, NY, to hear him discuss the NEC and the Article on solar photovoltaics.|
|Watch NFPA's interview with Jack Wells, Vice President - Corporate Development, Pass & Seymour/Legrand, Syracuse, NY, to hear him discuss the value of the NEC Handbook.|
Jack Wells also states:
"A milestone in the evolution of safety, the 2008 NEC advances overall electrical safety by responding to the latest data on prevalent shock and fire hazards. It also recognizes new needs driven by increased awareness about emergency preparedness, security, and energy conservation. Clearly, this edition is the key to staying competitive and informed...
Since their inclusion into the NEC, GFCI's have dramatically reduced electrocution and severe electric shocks in homes. The 2008 National Electrical Code reflects a natural progression to require GFCI-protected receptacles in locations in dwellings where there is a serious potential for shock hazard. The Code takes improved GFCI technology a step forward to save more lives."
|Watch NFPA's interview with Jim Pauley, P.E., Vice President, Industry and Government Relations, Schneider Electric/Square D Company, Lexington, KY, and listen to him discuss the importance of following the NEC to ensure electrical safety.|
|Watch NFPA's interview with Jim Pauley, P.E., Vice President, Industry and Government Relations, Schneider Electric/Square D Company, Lexington, KY, and listen to him discuss the NEC as it relates to energy efficiency and solar photovoltaics.|
Jim Pauley also states:
"To fully understand the latest thinking in electrical safety, the 2008 NEC is essential. Staying up-to-code with the NEC increases your ability to protect people from electrical hazards. The main objective in any new NEC edition is to get safety advancements to the public, so the public can benefit through better life safety and property protection. Changes such as the natural expansion of AFCI rules, the GFCI changes, and the new provisions for tamper-resistant receptacles, continue to improve electrical safety for people and their families. That's why it's so critical for jurisdictions to adopt -- and professionals in the field to use -- the 2008 NEC."
Donald Bliss states:
"Throughout the codes and standards world, important changes are being made to address physical threats from both natural and human-caused events. New NEC Article 708 offers prescriptive requirements for strengthening electrical system security and reliability in critical operations facilities nationwide."
NI2 Center for Infrastructure Expertise,
Palmer Hickman states:
"The 2008 NEC also addresses the need to secure electrical installations. Recent events have taught us to analyze our electrical infrastructure for potential weak links. The new Article 708 on Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS) is a move towards addressing what we've learned. It's all about keeping vital electrical systems up and running in times of natural disasters."
Director of Codes and Safety,
National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee,
Upper Marlboro, MD
Jim Dollard states:
"Owners, installers, maintainers, and manufacturers are all partners in electrical safety, and the 2008 NEC provides the best value for everyone. Revisions in the 2008 Code allow for greatly enhanced safety in dwellings through expanded use of AFCI and GFCI protection. In industrial and commercial electrical installations, the 2008 Code not only safeguards the end user, it does more to ensure the safety of people servicing or renovating systems."
IBEW Local 98,
Paul Casparro states:
"If you work in the electrical industry, the NEC is first on your tool list -- just like a pair of pliers. Electrical safety for the public, workers, and property is #1, and if you don't have the latest Code, it's like missing your most important tool. To bid on jobs and ensure electrical safety, you need the 2008 NEC. Fire and injury statistics show us where we need to improve safety, and that's why continued Code development is part of the process. Real people die in fires or are electrocuted -- statistics, documentation, actual 'body counts' -- show us where and why we need to change the Code. That's why the IBEW and NJATC always train to the most current NEC, and why we recommend every electrical professional stay up-to-code. Safety has to be #1 in the eyes of the electrician and the end users. The potential for improving fire safety with the 2008 NEC is tremendous."
Scranton Electricians Apprenticeship (JATC) Committee,
IBEW Local 81,