Extension Cords and Surge Protectors


Extension Cords and Surge Protectors Fact Sheet

Extension cords are very useful in many applications on campus and in the field, but they do have limitations. Misused and damaged extension cords (see photos 1-6 below) have caused painful injuries, fires, equipment damage, and regulatory citations and penalties. Take the time to choose the proper extension cord for the equipment being used.

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Publication date: 
August 27, 2004
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet