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Chris Trimble

NFPA-National Fire Protection Association

WHAT IS NFPA? NFPA is an international, nonprofit, membership organization. that
protects people, property, and the environment from fires.
What Is NFPA 30?
Enforceable under OSHA and many state and local regulations, NFPA 30 provides
safeguards to reduce the hazards associated with the storage, handling, and use of
flammable and combustible liquids. [1]
What does NFPA 30 address?
Topics covered include fire and explosion prevention and risk control, storage of liquids
in containers, storage of liquids in tanks, piping systems, processing facilities, bulk
loading and unloading, and wharves. [1]
NFPA 1 (Fire Prevention Code)
Addresses basic fire-prevention requirements to protect buildings from hazards created
by fire and explosion.
NFPA 13 (Installation of sprinkler systems)
NFPA 13 addresses proper design, and installation, of sprinkler systems for all types of
NFPA 54 (National fuel gas code)
The national fuel gas code provides the safety requirements for fuel-gas, and the
equipment installations. Along with the piping and venting.
NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code)
The NFPA 70 deals with the proper installation of electrical systems and equipment.
NFPA 70B (Recommended practice for electrical equipment maintenance)
The NFPA 70B Provides the guidelines for maintenance and inspection of the electrical
equipment, such as batteries.
NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace)
The NFPA 70E is a basis for evaluating and providing electrical safety-related installation
requirements, maintenance requirements, requirements for special equipment, and work
practices. This document is compatible with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health
Administration) requirements. [2]
FCC-Federal Communications Commission
The united states federal communications commission issues guidelines that govern the
installation of telecommunications cabling and the design of communications devices built or
used in the U.S. The guidelines help prevent problems relating to communications
equipment, including interference with the operation of other communications equipment.
There are five commissioners who are appointed by the President of the United States and
confirmed by the U.S. Senate, whom direct the agency. The president also selects one of the
commissioners to serve as chairperson. Only three commissioners can be of the same
political party at any given time and none can have a financial interest in any commissionrelated business. [3]

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The FCC administers policies pertaining to a variety of public safety emergency

communications issues. These include 911 and E911; alerting, operability and
interoperability of public safety communications; communications infrastructure
protection and disaster response; and network security and reliability.
FCC CodesPart 68 of the FCC Rules- Governs the connections of premises equipment and wiring
to the national network.
Telecommunications Act of 1996- establishes new rules for provisioning and additional
competition in telecommunications services.
CC Docket No.81-216- Establishes rules for providing customer-owned premises wiring.
CC Docket No.85-229- Includes the computer inquiry iii review of the regulatory
framework for competition in telecommunications. [2]
UL-Underwriters Laboratories

What is UL?
For more than a century, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has tested products and
written standards for safety. The independent product safety certification organization
evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials, and systems
annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 66,000 manufacturers' products each
year. [4]
UL standards for safety are comprised of four sections which include:
UL Complete with Directories
UL Non-Electrical
UL Electrical
UL Directories [4]
Available Information on a few UL Codes
*unavailable without purchase*
UL 444- Applies testing multiple conductors, jacketed cables, singles or multiple coaxial
cables, and fiber optic cables. The test applies to the communications cables intended to
for the use in accordance with the NEC Article 800 or the Canadian Electrical Code (part
1) section 60.
NFPA 262 (formerly UL 910) Applies to testing the flame spread and smoke density
(visible smoke) for electrical and optical fiber cables used in space that handle
environmental air. This test does not investigate the level of toxic or corrosive elements in
the smoke produced, nor does it cover cable construction or electrical performance. NEC
article 800 specifies that cables that have passed this test can carry the NEC flame rating
designation CMP (communications multipurpose plenum). [2]
UL Electrical Construction: Electrical Construction Equipment Directory
This Directory contains the names of companies authorized to use the UL Mark on or in
connection with products that have been investigated by UL and found to be in
compliance with UL's requirements. [5]

The White Book contains the General Guide Information for product categories in UL's
Electrical Construction Equipment and Hazardous Locations Equipment Directories. [6]
This Directory contains the names of companies authorized to use the UL Mark on or in
connection with products that have been investigated by UL and found to be in
compliance with UL's requirements. [7]
UL SECURITY EQUIPMENT: Security Equipment Directory
This directory includes security equipment and systems that have been investigated to
provide protection against burglary, robbery, or theft. This directory also covers security
system installing and monitoring companies. [8]
Equipment covered in this directory is intended for use only as described in the general
Guide Information for each product category and individual Listings. [8]
NEC-The National Electric Code & NECA
National Electrical Code 2011
The National Electrical Code (NEC) is the most widely adopted Code in the world.
Approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the NEC is the most
complete set of electrical Code requirements that govern electrical installations in the
interest of safety for persons and property. Knowledge of the NEC is an inherent part of
doing business in the electrical industry. [9]
National Electrical Code 2014
NECA is extensively involved in the NEC development process, with representation on
each NEC Code-making panel, five chair positions on NEC technical committees and
chairing the NEC Technical Correlating Committee. NECA's representatives on the NEC
Code-Making Panels hold the "installers and maintainers (I/M)" classification. [9]
NEC Standards
Article 250.119- Identification of equipment-grounding conductors- equipment
grounding conductors may be bare, covered, or insulated. If covered or insulated, the
outer finish shall be green or green with yellow stripes. [2]
Article 250.60-Use of air terminals-this section is referenced in article 800. Air
terminals are commonly known as lightning rods. They must be bonded directly to
ground in a specific manner. The ground electrodes used for the air terminals shall not
replace a building grounding electrode. [2]
NEC History & OSHA
In a final rule dated July 11, 1986, OSHA updated, simplified, and clarified Subpart K, 29
CFR 1926. The revisions serve these objectives:
NEC requirements that directly affect employees in construction workplaces have been
placed in the text of the OSHA standard, eliminating the need for the NEC to be
incorporated by reference.
Certain requirements that supplemented the NEC have been integrated in the new format.
Performance language is utilized and superfluous specifications omitted and changes in
technology accommodated. [10]

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