WARNING $1000 FINE UNSAFE INSTALLATIONS
In line with ORS 479.710, which states, “Electrical installations must meet
minimum safety standards. (1) Except as provided in ORS 479.540, no person
shall make, supervise or direct the making of an electrical installation which does
not meet minimum safety standards.” As stated by John Powell, Chief Electrical
Inspector for the State of Oregon, at the last industry meeting held September 14,
2004, unsafe installations would include connecting all breakers to the circuit
conductors without a device on the end of the circuit. Any circuit that is
energized or could be energized by turning on switches or breakers are
considered unsafe and are subject to $1000 fine and suspension of license to the
company/installer/inspector. At this time, the City of Bend will approve with
exception any such installations. The responsibility of making any installation
safe is up to you. But as of October 1, 2004, such types of installations will be
Thank you, Lukas L. Koomen, Chief Electrical Inspector
• Conduit straps not approved to support SE cable.
• Two gang nail on boxes not approved for range cable.
• Approved fittings required for 8/3, 6/3 cables for panel and boxes.
City of Bend
Community Development Department
Bend, OR 97701
[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 09-15-2005).]