Control inadequate wiring hazards
Electrical hazards result from using the wrong size or type of wire. You must control such hazards to create a safe work environment. You must choose the right size wire for the amount of current expected in a circuit. The wire must be able to handle the current safely. The wire’s insulation must be appropriate for the voltage and tough enough for the environment. Connections need to be reliable and protected.
❚ Use the right gauge and type of wire.
❚ AWG—American Wire Gauge— a measure of wire size
Wires come in different gauges. The maximum current each gauge can conduct safely is shown.