IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is pleased to announce the release of IEEE C2-2012, the 2012 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) in PDF format. The 2012 NESC covers the basic provisions for safeguarding of persons from hazards arising from the installation, operation, or maintenance of:

  • Conductors and equipment in electric supply stations
  • Overhead and underground electric supply and communication lines

It also includes work rules for the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric supply and communication lines and equipment.

The NESC 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. This standard consists of the introduction, definitions, grounding rules, list of referenced and bibliographic documents, and Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the 2012 Edition of the National Electrical Safety Code.