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Steven J. Owen

Steven J. Owen, electrical consultant, has been active in the electrical industry for over 25 years. Owen is certified as a master electrician / contractor in 43 states; as a National Electric Code instructor for 25 states; as an electrical inspector by BOCA, CABO, IAEI, ICBO and SBCCI; as a lightning protection designer, inspector and installer by LPI; as a power distribution engineering Technician by NICET; and as a chief electrical code analyst by SBCCI. He is also a principal member of CMP-3 and a member of the NFPA.


Ground-Fault Protection Requirements for Temporary Wiring on Construction Sites

Insulation and grounding are two recognized means for preventing injury during electrical equipment operation. Conductor insulation may be provided by placing nonconductive material, such as insulation, around the conductor. Grounding may be achieved through the use of a direct connection to an available, effectively grounded electrode, such as a metal water pipe, structural steel, a concrete-encased electrode, or a properly installed ground ring.