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Washington ETAC Decision A Major Victory for Child Safety

In a significant victory for child safety, the State of Washington Electrical Technical Advisory Committee, which consists of stakeholders in the electrical industry located in the State, voted overwhelmingly to include the requirement for Tamper-Resistant Receptacle (TRR) requirements for dwellings per section 406.11 of the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC). The State of Washington adopted the 2008 NEC on December 31, 2008 with amendments, but the requirement for TRRs was adopted intact.  Click for more details. This vote makes an important statement, since the Electrical Department recommended postponing enforcement of the TRR requirement for at least another year. Obviously, the industry understands the importance of these cost-effective devices in reducing incidents of electrical shock and burns in children.

Posted 02-13-2009 8:28 AM by Baclawski, Vince
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