The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) recently helped to prevent a requirement from being added to the National Fire Protection Association's NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, that would have added an indicator light to each receptacle on emergency power. After considering an appeal and hearing testimony from a team of ASHE members, the NFPA Standards Council voted to uphold the appeal and reject the proposal. "This is a good example of how a few ASHE members can make a difference in the codes," says Chad Beebe, AIA, SASHE, director of codes and standards for ASHE.
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