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Thread: Overdutied Equipment Labeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    One way of looking at it I guess.

    Remember owner probably knows little about electrical - hears horror stories about others that were caught, fined, had casualties, etc. Decides to call a professional for consultation on what risk he may have.

    Probably is expecting that professional to find problems and make suggestions for solutions, maybe even offer some services to correct such problems. The idea is to avoid being fined by OSHA, and being further investigated in areas other then electrical at same time. Those other areas need addressed as well - but they would likely prefer consultants and not OSHA to point out those issues, which is why they hire them.
    I am not sure the OP would have started this thread if the situation is as you have mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbdvt View Post
    As the consultant that finds the overdutied equipment, I always put in the report that it is a violation of NEC and OSHA but my concern is that this information may not get to the workers and they would no way of knowing that the device that are operating may be overdutied and should not be operated energized. But perhaps that is all I can do, highlight it with strong language in the report.
    Sure looks to me like his job was to find such problems and either suggest or provide solutions to those problems. Calling OSHA is a pretty indirect solution that ends up costing even more when all is said and done. First off, OSHA won't fix the problem, they will just point out the problem and attach fines to it, and while they are there may find other things to write up and issue fines for.

    Seems OP was hired to come up with solutions before OSHA would get involved.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sahib View Post
    I am not sure the OP would have started this thread if the situation is as you have mentioned.

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    kwired: OP's post#9 and thread title itself suggest the owners are in no mood to comply with safety norms and some deterrent action in order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sahib View Post
    kwired: OP's post#9 and thread title itself suggest the owners are in no mood to comply with safety norms and some deterrent action in order.
    There was no suggestion that owner doesn't want to fix the problem - just a question of what to do during the time since the problem was discovered until the time it does get fixed.

    Even if OSHA came in there, found the problem, fined them, etc. - they still may give them certain amount of time to bring things up to compliance.

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