Policy: Extension Cord Use
|Date: 07/25/05||Policy ID: SEC-015||Status: Final|
|Contact Office:||Environmental Health and Safety|
|Oversight Executive:||Vice President for Research|
Academic Division and the Medical Center.
|Table of Contents:||Policy Statement|
|Reason for Policy:||To reduce fire hazards and health risks associated with substandard wiring, specifically, extension cords as mandated by the International Fire Code as adopted by the State of Virginia.|
|Definition of Terms in Statement:||
Extension Cord: Any detachable/portable 110-volt or higher voltage wiring that is used to transfer power from an outlet or power source to a power consuming device. Typically, an extension cord has one male plug on one end and one to three receptacles on the other end.
Permanent Wiring: Wiring that is used for more than 8 hours in a day and is left connected at all times.
Use of an extension cord in a temporary situation should be properly secured.
|Major Category:||Safety, Security and Environmental Quality|
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|Next Scheduled Review:||07/25/14|
|Approved By, Date:||Policy Review Committee, 07/25/05|
|Revision History:||Previous version in effect from 3/1/1999 through 7/24/05.|
|Supersedes (previous policy):||Extension Cord Use XIV.G.1.|