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    Extension cord marking

    Anybody know what the OSHA color for extension cords is this quarter and does anyone know where one could look this up quick??

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    If memory serves, it's whatever color you chose when you initiated your Assured Grounding program.

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    1926.404(b)(1)(iii)(G) Tests performed as required in this paragraph shall be recorded. This test record shall identify each receptacle, cord set, and cord- and plug-connected equipment that passed the test and shall indicate the last date it was tested or the interval for which it was tested. This record shall be kept by means of logs, color coding, or other effective means and shall be maintained until replaced by a more current record. The record shall be made available on the jobsite for inspection by the Assistant Secretary and any affected employee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iaov View Post
    Anybody know what the OSHA color for extension cords is this quarter and does anyone know where one could look this up quick??
    I don't think they specify.
    Bob

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    I was on a job sight a while back and I thought I saw a list with the colors specified. We had to go and put the proper color tape on all our cords.

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    I use this..........

    ground check is simple and effective........http://www.groundcheck.com/

    four rolls of colored tape, one per qtr

    one of the four designated for each month

    apply tape to male end of cord by qtr and month. done

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    Thanx for the help guys!!:grin:

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    Color code for cords

    Most of the jobs I have been on that use the Assured Grounding Program and Quarterly inspections use the following color code...

    Jan April
    Feb = White for Winter (snow) May = Green for Spring (New Growth)
    Mar June

    July Oct
    August = Red for Summer (Hot) Nov = Orange for Fall (Leaves)
    Sept Dec

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    Color codes for cords

    Jan
    Feb = White for Winter
    Mar

    Apr
    May = Green for Spring
    Jun

    July
    Aug = Red for Summer
    Sept

    Oct
    Nov = Orange for Fall
    Dec

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    Colour Codde For Extension Cord

    Quote Originally Posted by iaov View Post
    Anybody know what the OSHA color for extension cords is this quarter and does anyone know where one could look this up quick??
    RED - January, February, March
    WHITE - April, May, June
    BLUE - July, August, September
    GREEN - October, November, December

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