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PDFWAC 296-307-36206

How must electrical equipment safety be determined?

(1) Electrical equipment must be free from hazards to employees. Safety of equipment must be determined using the following considerations:
(a) Suitability for installation and use according to the requirements of this part. Suitability of equipment for a specific purpose may be shown by listing or labeling for that purpose.
(b) Mechanical strength and durability, including, for parts designed to enclose and protect other equipment, the adequacy of the protection provided.
(c) Electrical insulation.
(d) Heating effects under conditions of use.
(e) Arcing effects.
(f) Classification by type, size, voltage, current capacity, specific use.
(g) Other factors that contribute to the practical safeguarding of employees using or likely to come in contact with the equipment.
(2) Listed or labeled equipment must be used or installed according to any instructions included in the listing or labeling.
[WSR 97-09-013, recodified as § 296-307-36206, filed 4/7/97, effective 4/7/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. WSR 96-22-048, § 296-306A-36206, filed 10/31/96, effective 12/1/96.]
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