Safety Tip - Spliced Cords and Hoses
Posted By DEMILEC
Demilec USA encourages you to do your part in ensuring your Foam Rig is
up to OSHA standards. As you can see, any kind of stripped, *spliced,
torn, damaged, hardwired, or repaired electrical cords and hoses classify
as a direct OSHA violation. This is a serious issue and corrective action
should be taken IMMEDIATELY for the safety of your employees. In addition,
you want to eliminate any risk of hefty fines tallying in thousands of
dollars. For more detailed information, please visit the link provided.
Extension Cords: Extension cords are convenient ways to provide power to
portable equipment. However, they are often misused, resulting in injuries
and expensive OSHA fines. Extension cords are intended only for temporary
use with portable equipment. Extension cords may only be used for: remodeling,
maintenance, repair or demolition of buildings and for temporary, holiday needs.
*Splices: Splices are mainly used when an extension cord is damaged. In
most cases splicing a damaged extension cord is not an option. Most extension
cords are from14 to 16 gauge. OSHA will only allow a 12 gauge or larger
cord to be spliced. Electrical tape cannot be used to splice a flexible cord.