Codes & Standards

IEC is actively engaged in developing codes and standards for the electrical industry. Through the national Codes and Standards Committee, IEC is directly involved in a large variety of codes and standards activities including representation on 18-code making panels of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) 70 National Electrical Code (NEC), NFPA 70 E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, NFPÅ 820 Standard for Fire Protection in Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities, and NFPA 73 Standard for Electrical Inspections for Existing Dwellings.

The IEC Codes and Standards Committee collaborates with all of the electrical industry associations to develop the NEC. IEC also participates in the development of the National Electrical Safety Code and reviews standards created by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL).

IEC participation directly impacts the electrical industry.