IAEI, ICC Announce Agreement to Improve Safety

Improving public safety through the use and proper installation of code compliant electrical products is the purpose of an agreement signed between the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and the International Code Council. The two organizations share a common mission concerning the safety of the built environment and will advance shared goals, including code development related to electrical safety and a joint certification program.

IAEI and the ICC have worked together for many years. The new memorandum of understanding significantly strengthens the relationship between the two professional organizations and furthers shared goals to improve public safety in the built environment. The MOU specifies activities and arrangements intended to jointly advance mutual interests to promote the development, application and enforcement of codes and standards concerning electrical safety.

“Electrical safety is a key component of the International Codes and is referenced through standards and the National Electrical Code,” said Rick Weiland, ICC CEO. “We are pleased to be working with the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and its members to further advance public safety.”

“The proliferation of energy sources underscores the need for vigilance, extensive training and development of safety standards, all of which are mandated in IAEI’s education programs,” said David Clements IAEI CEO. “This agreement will build upon an already strong relationship we have with ICC to enhance electrical safety in our communities and to be of mutual benefit to our membership bases.”

The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe and sustainable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes. For information on ICC, visit www.iccsafe.org.

The International Association of Electrical Inspectors, as the keystone of the electrical industry, is a membership driven, non-profit association promoting electrical safety throughout the industry by providing premier education, certification of inspectors, advocacy, partnerships and expert leadership in Electrical Codes and Standards development. For information on IAEI, http://www.iaei.org.

International Association of Electrical Inspectors International President Stan Benton (second from left) and ICC Board President Bill Dupler shake hands to mark an agreement to improve public safety through the use and proper installation of electrical products in compliance with codes and standards. Also shown are ICC CEO Rick Weiland (left) and IAEI CEO/Executive Director David Clements.

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