2012 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) IEEE C2-2012 covers basic provisions for safeguarding of persons from hazards arising from the installation, operation or maintenance of (1) conductors and equipment in electric supply stations, and (2) 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 standard 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.
The National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) is revised every 5 years and published exclusively by IEEE. It sets the ground rules for practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, or maintenance of electric supply and communication lines and associated equipment. The 2012 edition includes updates on the following: