The NESC covers: 1. Supply and communication facilities (including metering) and associated work practices employed by a public or private electric supply, communications, railway, trolley, street and area lighting, traffic signal (or other signal), irrigation district or other community owned utility, or a similar utility in the exercise of its function as a utility. 2. The generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, lumens, communication signals, and communication data through… read more Purpose The purpose of the NESC is the practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, and maintenance of electric supply and communication facilities, under specified conditions. NESC rules contain the basic provisions, under specified conditions, that are considered necessary for the safeguarding of the public and utility workers (employees and contractors). Abstract Revision Standard - Active. The 2023 NESC(R) covers practical safeguarding of persons during the installation, operation, or maintenance of (1) electric supply stations, (2) overhead supply and communications lines, and (3) underground or buried supply and communication cables. It also includes work rules for the operation of electric supply and communications lines and equipment. This Code consists of the introduction, definitions, grounding rules, lists of referenced and bibliographic documents, and Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the 2023 Edition of the National Electrical Safety Code.