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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 47. Switches

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§2480.3. Enclosures.

Switches shall comply with the following: All manually operated switches shall be of an approved externally operable type enclosed in boxes or cabinets, except where other types are specifically permitted by these orders. Switches are not required to be of the externally operable type when operating at 50 volts or less; as for example, in some electric furnace and electrolytic installations. In such cases the switches shall be protected by suitable guards or enclosures if they are exposed to danger of short circuiting or accidental contact.

(Title 24, Part 3, Section 380-3.)

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


1. Renumbering and amendment of former Section 2480.1 to Section 2480.3 filed 8-27-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 37). For prior history, see Register 83, No. 45.

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