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feature | electrical safety

Recent NEC Code changes enhance
protection when installing or
maintaining electrical-service
entrances, which can be one of the
most dangerous places in the powerdistribution system.

NEC 2020
Enhances
Service
Entrance
Safety
Thomas Domitrovich, P.E., LEED AP
Eaton

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Four key changes to
the National Electrical
Code result in significant
safety advances for
electrical workers.

FOLLOWING THE 2020 National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA), Quincy, MA (nfpa.org), annual
conference, members agreed on four key NEC (National
Electrical Code) changes designed to increase electrical
safety and provide additional protection that will help
enhance protection for persons and property at serviceentrance applications, potentially the most dangerous
place within the power-distribution system.

SHORT-CIRCUIT CURRENT RATING
Effective January 1, 2023, pressure connectors and devices
used for splices and taps must be marked as "suitable for
use on the line side of the service equipment" or equiva-

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