NEC Changes Part 3: Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors

National Electric Code, Article 200 – Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors Ahhh, the often ill-referred-to grounded conductor. People often incorrectly refer to these conductors as neutrals, commons, “the white wire,” and a host of other trade slang terms. To clear the mud, Article 200 defines grounded conductors as “a system or circuit conductor that […]

NEC Changes Part 2: Space in Electrical Rooms and Panic Hardware

Two significant changes occurred in the 2020 National Electrical Code. They revolve around required space for entrance and egress, as well as requirements for panic door hardware.   We will discuss both of these changes, located in Article 110.26, Spaces About Electrical Equipment.  Entrance and Egress Requirements – 110.26(C)(2) When the electrical room includes “large […]

NEC Changes Part 1: What is Required on an Electrical Disconnect Switch Label?

The 2020 National Electrical Code has rolled out a host of changes. Some, in my opinion, have been long overdue. Just as an example, the 2020 NEC has four brand new articles,  Articles 242, 311, 337, and 800. This came after 3700-plus public inputs and 1400 first revisions! Here we’ll discuss one of the first […]

Is It OK to Share Arc Flash and Electrical PPE?

Quick Answer- Get each of your employees their own or disinfect and sanitize regularly. Disclosure: Neither e-Hazard nor ArcWear sells arc flash PPE.  We are a training company and a test lab. In our last NFPA 70E Train the Trainer class before things were shut down for COVID-19, we had a trainer who asked a […]