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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 49. Flexible Cords and Cables

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§2500.8. Uses Not Permitted.

(a) Unless specifically permitted otherwise in Section 2500.7, flexible cords and cables shall not be used:

(1) as a substitute for the fixed wiring of a structure;

(2) where run through holes in walls, ceilings, or floors;

(3) where run through doorways, windows or similar openings;

(4) where attached to building surfaces;

(5) where concealed behind building walls, ceilings, or floors; or

(6) Where installed in raceways, except as otherwise permitted in these Electrical Safety Orders.

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


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

2. 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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