Double Insulated tools

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We get lots of calls about why the Leister Triac-S gun only has two legs and no ground on its power cord.

Leister Triac-S gun

If you click on oshagroundinfo or osha double insulated, you are able to obtain chapter and verse from O.S.H.A.  Here is the verbage from the O.S.H.A. info sheet:

“Hand held tools manufactured with non-metallic cases are called double-insulated. If approved, they do not require grounding under the National Electrical Code.  Although this design method reduces the risk of grounding deficiencies, a shock hazard can still exist.”

This is good information for your safety meeting planning and you might want to print a copy to keep with your Double Insulated Leister Triac-S.

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2 Responses to “Double Insulated tools”

  1. Dennis Says:

    Great use of available media – well done and thanks for the info!

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