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#22008 - 02/15/03 11:38 AM Temporary Lighting Support - OSHA?
golf junkie Offline

Registered: 04/22/01
Posts: 511
Loc: York, NE
We hung some temporary lites last week. They were the McGill "sting-o-lites" style with guards.

I used tye wire to hang the lampholders and was told by the general that any conductive wire is an OSHA violation. That's a new one for me. Has anyone run into this or been fined for it?

We changed the support to insulated wire.


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#22009 - 02/15/03 11:50 AM Re: Temporary Lighting Support - OSHA?
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
Yes I have run into this, the company I work for has us use poly pull string I suggested using insulated wire when we did not have string and was told no, still conductive.

We also make sure no temp wire touches building steel by use of the string or insulation.

I can not cite an OSHA standard but from the level of attention we give the temps
I would think it must be in there.
Bob Badger
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#22010 - 02/15/03 10:52 PM Re: Temporary Lighting Support - OSHA?
frenchelectrican Offline


Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 938
Loc: Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
yeah i did heard about that and not only mcgill compaine but few other compaine too have the same probem too and i use insluated cord something like oversized so or soj cables with molded light socket that i used for small area BUT for large area i used the hid light fixure with wirecage on it ( manufactered by rudd compaine) and work out very nice for large area
btw check the catalog on mcgill to find diffrent version with molded socket with plastic cylinder attached that what i used

merci marc
Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

#22011 - 02/16/03 09:34 AM Re: Temporary Lighting Support - OSHA?
Nick Offline

Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 603
Loc: Riverside, CA
These OSHA standards may help you.

Temporary lights shall not be suspended by their electric cords unless cords and lights are designed for this means of suspension.

Extension cords shall not be fastened with staples, hung from nails, or suspended by wire.


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