The NFPA recently published the User’s Guide to the National Electrical Code, authored by Brook Stauffer, executive director for standards and safety at NECA. The reference guide is a companion volume to the association’s National Electrical Code Handbook, but the two books are intended for somewhat different audiences.

User’s Guide is aimed at people who may just be learning about the Code for the first time,” says Stauffer. “It provides more background information about how the NEC is developed, how the Code book is organized and the best ways to use it, and about the general requirements of Chapters 1-4 that apply to all electrical installations.”

The guide is available for purchase from the NFPA and technical bookstores everywhere.