Occupational (OSHA) and Environmental Hazards/Temporary Electrical Power & Lighting


Buck wrote at 2013-01-15 14:23:37
You are correct that this is a hazard. The electrical contractor has two options available to him, related to protecting splices when providing temporary power. Protection can be done with a junction box, as indicated, or the splices can be completed with a wire nut and eletrical tape and tied up over 8' (tape the wire nuts and the two strings of romex together for some strain relief on that splice). OSHA allows temporary electrical splices to be protected by distance, which is ruled to be 8'.

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I have 27 years in the Construction Safety Industry. I can answer questions relating to construction safety for industrial, commercial, heavy high & bridge, residential, and power plants.


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