Milestone | Mile·Stone / ˈmī(-e)l-,stōn: A Significant Point in Development

Eric Beckman, National Field Services, NETA PresidentColumns, President's Desk, Winter 2023 Columns

As milestones go, January 16, 2023, might well be considered a significant point in development within our industry. That is when NFPA 70B became effective as a standard recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  

While long accepted as an industry-leading recommended practice, ANSI certification brings changes to NFPA 70B. In this edition of NETA World, our contributors not only walk us through the history of NFPA’s journey to ANSI certification but also help us understand what the new NFPA 70B Standard means for consumers, your companies, and our industry.    

As an ANSI-accredited standards developer decades ago, NETA was the pioneer in bringing the consistency, reliability, and safety afforded by accredited standards to the electrical testing and maintenance industry. As a result of that experience, the NETA family of companies and partners understands the challenge and the importance of this accomplishment by the NFPA and for our industry. Join us in congratulating NFPA on achieving this important milestone!

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Plan ahead and always put safety first! 

Eric Beckman, PE, President
InterNational Electrical Testing Association