Electrical Codes, Standards, Recommended Practices and Regulations

An Examination of Relevant Safety Considerations


  • Robert Alonzo, Owner, Quest Forensic Group, Metairie, LA, USA

Electrical codes, standards, recommended practices and regulations can be complex subjects, yet are essential in both electrical design and life safety issues.This book demystifies their usage.It is a handbook of codes, standards, recommended practices and regulations in the United States involving electrical safety and design. Many engineers and electrical safety professionals may not be aware of all of those documents and their applicability. This book identifies those documents by category, allowing the ready and easy access to the relevant requirements. Because these documents may be updated on a regular basis, this book was written so that its information is not reliant on the latest edition or release of those codes, standards, recommended practices or regulations.No single document on the market today attempts to not only list the majority of relevant electrical design and safety codes, standards, recommended practices and regulations, but also explain their use and updating cycles. This book, one-stop-information-center for electrical engineers, electrical safety professionals, and designers, does.
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Electrical engineers, safety personnel, education professionals and students


Book information

  • Published: January 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-2045-0

Table of Contents

1: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How?

2: American versus Global

3: The Authority Having Jurisdiction

4: Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories

5: Common Threads

6: CFR1910 versus CFR1926

7: Developing Electrical Safe Work Practices

8: Motors, Generators, and Controls

9: Electrical Hazardous (Classified) Area Design and Safe Work Practices

10: Wire, Cable, and Raceway

11: Transformers, Capacitors, and Reactors

12: Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems