A description of the proposed changes are as follows:

1. TITLE 8:

Low Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Chapter 4, Subchapter 5, Article 49, Section 2500.25
Maintenance of the Outer Covering of Flexible Cords

INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS


INFORMATIVE DIGEST OF PROPOSED ACTION/PLAIN ENGLISH OVERVIEW

Currently there are no existing requirements pertaining to maintenance of the outer sheath of a flexible cord. A new Section 2500.25 is proposed which would require employers to repair or replace cords if the outer sheath is damaged such that the conductors or their insulation are exposed. It would also require the repairs to maintain the original integrity of the cord. The proposed Section 2500.25 would require employers to repair or replace cords if applicable damage is found.

 

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

None.