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William Fiske

William T. Fiske is director of engineering for Intertek Testing Services, ETL SEMKO Americas, a post he has held since 1997. Mr. Fiske has been employed by ITS since 1977. He is a member of ASQ, CSA, IEEE, ISA, and NFPA. He serves on NFPA's National Electrical Code Committee as principal member of CMP-1 and alternate member of CMP-14, as well as the Committee on Electrical Equipment in Chemical Atmospheres. Mr. Fiske serves on the ISA committee SP12 (Instrumentation in Classified Locations) and 5 of its subcommittees, and on 14 UL Standards Technical Panels (STP). Fiske is a licensed professional engineer, registered in Louisiana, New York and Texas.

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Role of Testing and Certification Bodies

The electrical safety system in North America depends on an interplay of different organizations and publications. All of them have to be carefully coordinated for the system to work. Publications include laws, regulations, codes, standards, and recommended practices. Organizations that are essential to electrical safety include standards-developing organizations, electrical installation companies, electric utilities, code enforcement groups (electrical inspectors), and testing and certification bodies.
MAY-JUNE 2002