SPCE 2018

Mark W. Earley

Mark W. Earley, P.E., is the editor-in-chief of the recently released 2017 National Electrical Code Handbook. This is the tenth edition of the handbook that he has led. He is the chief electrical engineer at NFPA and has served as secretary of the National Electrical Code since 1989. He joined the staff of NFPA in 1986. His other publications have included NFPA’s reference book Electrical Installations in Hazardous Locations, and the NFPA 70E® Handbook for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (2009 edition). He formerly served as executive editor of NEC Digest magazine. Before joining the staff of NFPA, he served on several of NFPA’s electrical committees and NEC code-making panels. Mr. Earley is a registered professional engineer (licensed in Rhode Island) and a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA), the UL Electrical Council, the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission, the Advisory Committee on Safety (ACOS) of the International Electrotechnical Commission and the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1 Committee. He is a life member of the National Fire Protection Association and a life senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received his BS degree from Roger Williams University and his MS degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Mark has also been the recipient of various awards in the electrical industry, including the distinguished service award from the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission, the meritorious service award from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the award for outstanding service to the electrical industry from the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) (2015 and 2018), and the honorary Artie’s Apple Award from the Southwestern Section of IAEI, in recognition of his dedication and exemplary efforts toward education. He received a recognition award from IEEE for significant contributions to the Arc Flash Collaboration Effort. He received an award from Amazon.com for the best-selling book in its category for the 1999 National Electrical Code Handbook.

Mark will present on present on the electrical safety system used in North America, including its origins and the role of the NEC in that system.