Does a Clothes Washing Machine Have to be GFCI or AFCI Protected?
This article takes a look at the NEC 2017, Section 210.8. We’ll answer questions about GFCI and AFCI protection as it relates to residential washing machines.
3-Wire Cords on Modern 4-Wire Appliances
Modern clothes dryers often have a bonding strap in place that connects the metal housing of the dryer to the neutral lug of the cord attachment terminals, in case the installer is using the 3-wire cord method.
Electrical Safety in the Workplace (2018 NFPA 70E)
The 2018 edition of NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace has been extensively revised and significant new requirements have been added.
Electricity is the most pervasive energy source present in the workplace and can present an extremely dangerous hazard to those who must work in proximity to energized conductors or energized circuit parts.
2018 NFPA 70E Update: The Language of Electrical Safety
The 2018 edition of NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace contains many changes, text has been revised, some requirements have been relocated or deleted, and new material has been added. The common point of all changes is to make the standard easier for both employers and employees to understand and apply in the workplace.
For example, Section 105.3 has been revised to separate the employer and employee responsibilities into separate paragraphs. The changes make it clear that electrical safety in the workplace is the result of a partnership between employer and employee. Both must do their part.