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Subchapter 5. Electrical Safety Orders
Group 1. Low-Voltage Electrical Safety Orders
Article 11. Grounding
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§2395.51. Effective Grounding.

(a) The path to ground from circuits, equipment, and conductor enclosures shall:

(1) be permanent and continuous, and

(2) have ample carrying capacity to conduct safely any currents liable to be imposed on it, and

(3) have impedance sufficiently low to limit the potential above ground and to facilitate the operation of the overcurrent devices in the circuit.

(Title 24, Part 3, Section 250-51.)

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code; and Section 18943(c), Health and Safety Code.


1. Editorial correction filed 11-2-83 (Register 83, No. 45).

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