Extension Cord Safety
Improper use of extension cords is a violation of both OSHA and Federal Regulations and the National Fire Protection codes.The most frequent causes of cord fires are due to short circuits, overloading, damage, and misuse.
If used properly, electrical extension cords are a great way to extend circuits to other worksite areas. Improper use of extension cords is a violation of both the OSHA Code of Federal Regulations and the National Fire Protection Association codes.
Download the safety alert in English or Spanish to learn how to use extension cords properly.