How does your state rank in Electrical Safety

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Mike Holt's State Rating of the Electrical Industry - 2018

Map Safest States2018

As part of our ongoing focus on electrical safety, we annually update our report that assigns a grade to US States for electrical standards that are mandated state-wide.

State-wide mandates considered.

The following criteria are all required at the state level for points to be assigned for this report:

  • The NEC® edition adopted (current = 2017 NEC issued on 8/4/2016)
  • Licensing and/or certification required for Apprentice, Journeyman, Master/Contractor, Inspector, and Engineer licenses
  • Continuing Education (CEU or PDH) required for license renewal

What's NOT included in our report.

  • County and Municipality adoptions. We recognize that there are many local adoptions, and that in many cases county and municipalities adopt the most recent building and electrical codes ahead of their State. The scope of anything other than state-wide mandated requirements is beyond this report.
  • Enforcement or effectiveness. We are unaware of a way to track or correlate enforcement as it relates to rates of incidents or accidents.

Congratulations!

  • The following states have an A+ rating: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Maine, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming.
  • We applaud all those states, counties and local municipalities that continue to set high standards in electrical safety.

The Chart below shows the rankings.

If there is a green up arrow next to the state name, it indicates an improvement in grade over the last 5 years from 2014 to 2018; a down red arrow indicates a decline.

For history and details of how grades are calculated, click here.

Note: All 12 points are required for an A+ grade.

STATE GRADE 2014 GRADE 2015 GRADE 2016 GRADE 2017 GRADE 2018
ALABAMA C+ B- C+ C+ B
ALASKA A A A A A
ARIZONA F F F F F
ARKANSAS A+ A+ A+ A A+
CALIFORNIA B+ B+ B+ B+ B+
COLORADO A+ A+ A+ A A+
CONNECTICUT B+ B+ B+ B+ B+
D.C. C+ C+ C+ C C
DELAWARE A- A- A- A A
FLORIDA B- B B B- B
GEORGIA B- B- B- C+ B-
HAWAII C+ C+ C C- C+
IDAHO A A A A- A
ILLINOIS D D D F F
INDIANA D+ D+ D+ D D
IOWA A A+ A+ A A+
KANSAS F F F F F
KENTUCKY A A A A- A-
LOUISIANA C+ C+ C+ C C+
MAINE A+ A+ A+ A A+
MARYLAND C C C+ C C
MASSACHUSETTS A- A- A- A- A-
MICHIGAN A A+ A+ A A
MINNESOTA A A A A- A
MISSISSIPPI D D D F F
MISSOURI F F F F F
MONTANA A A A A- A-
NEBRASKA A A A A- A
NEVADA D D D F F
NEW HAMPSHIRE A- A- A- B+ A-
NEW JERSEY A- A- A- A- A-
NEW MEXICO A- A- A- B+ A-
NEW YORK D+ D+ D+ C- C+
NORTH CAROLINA B B B B B
NORTH DAKOTA A+ A+ A+ A A+
OHIO B B+ B+ B- B
OKLAHOMA A A A A- A-
OREGON A A A A- A
PENNSYLVANIA C C C C- C-
RHODE ISLAND A- A- A- B+ B+
SOUTH CAROLINA B- B- B- B- B-
SOUTH DAKOTA A+ A+ A+ A A+
TENNESSEE B- B- C+ C C
TEXAS A- A- A- B+ A-
UTAH A A A A A
VERMONT A- A- A- B+ A-
VIRGINIA A- A- A- B+ B+
WASHINGTON A A A A- A
WEST VIRGINIA B B B B B
WISCONSIN A- A- A- B+ B+
WYOMING A+ A+ A+ A A+

 

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