Newsletter Article – VI, 2; October 2014: Extension and Power Strip Safety-No electrical shocks, burns or fires at Tufts!

Newsletter Article – VI, 2; October 2014: Extension and Power Strip Safety-No electrical shocks, burns or fires at Tufts!

Extension and Power Strip Safety-No electrical shocks, burns or fires at Tufts!
Extension cord, power strip, power tap, multi tap or surge protector devices provide an important method of bringing temporary power to electrical devices that need to be used in areas not located near a wall outlet. UL approved and correctly sized extension cords are only allowable in the workplace as temporary wiring not to exceed 90 days. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that each year, about 4,000 injuries associated with electric extension cords are treated in hospital emergency rooms.

In Case You Haven’t ’Herd’ About: A Newsletter of Tufts Environmental Health and Safety
Volume VI, Issue 2; October 2014
http://publicsafety.tufts.edu/ehs/files/October2014.VI2-ExtensionAndPowerStripSafety.pdf