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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 2. High-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 16. Vertical Suspension of Cables (Formerly Article 65)
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§2801. Cable Suspended by Its Conductor(s).

When a cable is suspended by its conductor(s), the total suspended weight shall not be greater than one-seventh of the ultimate tensile strength of the supporting conductor(s). Cable supports shall be designed to carry adequately the weight of the cable.

Separate supports shall be provided for the sheath of unarmored lead-sheathed cable.

(Title 24, Part 3, Section 3-300-37(a).)

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code; and Section 18943(c), Health and Safety Code.


1. Editorial correction including renumbering of former Article 65 to Article 16 filed 11-2-83 (Register 83, No. 45).

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