Brooke Stauffer

Executive Director of Standards and Safety

Brooke Stauffer was executive director of standards and safety at the National Electrical Contractors Association. He was a member of the National Electrical Code committee and the NFPA 70E committee. In August 2007, Brooke went missing and was presumed dead in an airplane crash over Lake Huron. He is remembered as a very influential person in the electrical industry. Read more about him here.

Articles by Brooke Stauffer

September 2007
Editor's note: The following is the last article Brooke Stauffer submitted to ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR; we've been holding it for some time because of the uncertainty of his status. There is still no concrete news, but we thought it would be appropriate to post this article to show just how knowledgeable he was. READ MORE
July 2007
The 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC) was approved in June at the annual meeting of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in Boston. Significant revisions to the 2008 NEC include the following: Arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) will now be required for most branch circuits in newly constructed dwellings. All receptacles installed in dwellings must be tamper-resistant type. READ MORE
March 2007
The AFL-CIO and the United Food and Commercial Workers sued the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Jan. 3, 2007, over OSHA’s failure to complete a rulemaking that would require employers to pay for personal protective equipment (PPE). READ MORE
March 2007
The AFL-CIO and the United Food and Commercial Workers sued the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Jan. 3, 2007, over OSHA’s failure to complete a rulemaking that would require employers to pay for personal protective equipment (PPE). READ MORE
January 2007
Historically, shock and electrocution have been seen as the primary electrical hazards to people, along with fires of electrical origin, but today, awareness is growing of two other electrical hazards: arc-flash and arc-blast. This growing awareness is largely due to NFPA 70E-2004, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. READ MORE
September 2006
 Get the wit and wisdom of NEC guru Charlie Trout delivered right to your email every day with the NEIS Code Question of the Day. Subscribe online or check out today’s question and yesterday’s answer.     READ MORE
January 2006
The National Electrical Installation Standards (NEIS) are the first quality and performance standards for electrical construction. Since the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) began publishing them in 1998, NEIS have grown into a series of more than 30 installation manuals covering every type of electrical product and system. READ MORE