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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 8. Outdoor Wiring

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§2375.18. Clearance from Ground.

Open conductors, open multiconductor cables, and service-drop conductors of not over 600 volts, nominal, shall conform to the following minimum clearances:

Installations built before May 5, 2008:

Above areas (other than thoroughfares) where it is possible to drive vehicles 16 feet (4.88 m)

Above areas accessible to pedestrians only 12 feet (3.66 m)

Installations built on or after May 5, 2008:

Table 2375.18 Clearances from Ground.

   Distance                    Installations built on or after    
                               May 5, 2008                        
                  Voltage to                                      
                    ground     Conditions                         
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12 ft. (3.66 m)     <300V      Above finished grade or sidewalks, 
                               or from any platform or projection 
                               from which they might be reached.  
                               Over residential property and      
                               driveways. Over commercial areas   
                               subject to pedestrian traffic or to
                               vehicular traffic other than truck 
                               traffic.                           
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16 ft. (4.88 m)  301 to 600 V  Over residential property and      
                               driveways. Over commercial areas   
                               subject to pedestrian traffic or to
                               vehicular traffic other than truck 
                               traffic. (This category includes   
                               conditions covered under the 12 ft.
                               (3.66 m) category where the        
                               voltage exceeds 300 V.)            
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18 ft. (5.49 m)     <600 V                                        
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Note: California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) General Order No. 95 applies in areas subject to CPUC jurisdiction ___________________________________________________

Note: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.

HISTORY

1. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 8-9-79; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 79, No. 32).

2. Editorial correction filed 11-2-83 (Register 83, No. 45).

3. Amendment deleting subsection (a) designation only filed 8-27-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 37).

4. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-5-2008; operative 5-5-2008. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Labor Code 142.3(a)(3) (Register 2008, No. 19).

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