Produced exclusively by IEEE, the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) specifies best practices for the safety of electric supply and communication utility systems at both public and private utilities. The NESC sets the ground rules for practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, or maintenance of power, telephone, cable TV, and railroad signal systems. The NESC is revised approximately every five years to keep the code up to date and viable.

  • The NESC Code covers basic provisions for safeguarding of persons from hazards arising from the installation, operation, or maintenance of conductors and equipment. 2023 NESC Code Cover Image.jpegIt also includes work rules for the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric supply and communication lines and equipment. The standard is applicable to the systems and equipment operated by utilities, or similar systems and equipment, of an industrial establishment or complex under the control of qualified persons.
  • The NESC Handbook represents a next-generation tool for the professional who needs to understand the NESC.2023 NESC Handbook Cover Image.jpeg The handbook was developed for use at many levels in the electric and communication industries, including those involved in system design, construction, maintenance, inspection, standards development and worker training. This step-by-step guide explains how to apply and meet the NESC rules for electrical supply stations and equipment, as well as overhead and underground electric supply and communications lines.
  • The NESC Course Program is a series of online courses that take an in-depth look at the rules, regulations, and changes made in the 2023 NESC Edition. Taught by industry leaders who helped write the standard, these courses provide essential training for safeguarding power utility facilities and the people around them. Available exclusively through the IEEE Xplore digital library and the IEEE Learning Network, courses are self-paced and delivered in a convenient, easy-to-use online learning environment.

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