News from your Safety Committee

posted May 29, 2018, 4:21 PM by Kristen Delaney

Do you know what it means to “daisy chain” a power strip or surge protector?

When the safety committee conducts safety inspections in each building, we look for any daisy chained power strips. Daisy chaining is a term that refers to power strips and/or extension cords being plugged into other power strips and/or extension cords.

Daisy chaining usually occurs when there are not enough established outlets to meet electrical needs.

The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) requires that all power strips and extension cords be plugged directly into a wall outlet that is permanently installed.

Take a look around your work space. If you see any daisy chaining, please contact the maintenance department, or your local safety committee member. We will take a look at your work space and help you come up with a more safe electrical solution.