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June 14, 2012 - NEMA joined Coalition for Current Safety Codes (CCSC), which was created by ICC and NFPA and publishes National Electrical CodeŽ (NEC). Goal of said coalition is to advance public safety by advocating timely adoption of current building, sustainability, electrical, and life safety codes. According to NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis, this timely adoption is fundamental to protecting those who routinely use electrical products without thinking.

NEMA Joins Coalition for Current Safety Codes in Support of Advancing Public Safety


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National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
1300 N. 17th St., Suite 1847-T
Rosslyn, VA, 22209
USA



Press release date: June 12, 2012

ROSSLYN, Va.-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) joined the Coalition for Current Safety Codes (CCSC), a new coalition created by the International Code Council (ICC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), which publishes the National Electrical CodeŽ (NEC). The coalition will advance public safety by advocating the timely adoption of current building, sustainability, electrical, and life safety codes.

NEMA is already heavily involved in the code development process for ICC and NFPA codes, and its field representative program has been a strong advocate of the timely adoption and consistent enforcement of current edition safety codes.

"The timely adoption of the National Electrical Code and other safety codes is fundamental to protecting the lay public who, without thinking, routinely uses electrical products of all kinds," said NEMA President and CEO Evan R. Gaddis.

"NEMA members automatically design safety into their products, but proper installation of their products is also a critical element of personnel and property protection. Delayed adoption of the NEC and other codes opens the door for installation errors, particularly with new products. Delays also prevent the public from enjoying the safety benefits of new technologies such as arc fault circuit interrupters and tamper proof receptacles. NEMA urges local authorities to adopt the NEC and other safety codes in accordance with the schedule recommended by fire and electrical safety professionals," Gaddis said.

NEMA's point of contact for participation is Vince Baclawski, Senior Technical Director, Codes and Standards. He can be reached at Vin_Baclawski@nema.org.

To learn more or join the coalition, visit its website at www.coalition4safety.org.

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion.

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