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Ohio at the forefront of electrical safety

Ohio at the forefront of electrical safety

Ohio’s recent adoption of the 2008 National Electrical Code® (NEC®) is a prime example of the state’s Board of Building Standards continuing to make home safety a top priority in the Buckeye State.  Unfortunately not everyone agrees. It appears that the Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA) would prefer that the state operate using outdated electrical codes rather than heed the…

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Wisconsin media poll shows 4-to-1 support for requiring Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters in State Building Code

Wisconsin media poll shows 4-to-1 support for requiring Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters in State Building Code

 More than 80 percent of Daily Reporter poll respondents favor innovative safety device   Readers of The Daily Reporter overwhelmingly believe the State of Wisconsin building code should require arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs), according to a recent online poll by the building and construction newspaper. An AFCI is an advanced form of a simple circuit breaker that detects a…

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