Category Archives: Laws & Legislation


NAECA Changes will Impact the Design of Water Heaters


The U.S. Department of Energy regulates minimum energy efficiency requirements for water heaters. The first set of regulations – known as the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) – were created in 1990 and later updated in 2004 to the current standards. A new update to the rules for...


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New OSHA Reporting Requirements Start January 1


Beginning Jan. 1, 2015*, employers will be required to report all work-related fatalities to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration within eight hours, and allin-patient hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident. Previously, employers were only required to report workplace fatalities and...


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