Flexible Cords and Cables shop inspection:
I completed an extension cord inspection yesterday and took 12 cords out of service for various reasons. I then instruced "Joe" the maintenance man to cut off all of the offending parts so they would not be used prior to repair. I proceeded to order new plugs and sockets.
Later that day Joe came in to discuss the repair of chaffed and insulation damged cords. These cords would need to be cut and spliced to make the repair. I faithfully recited 29 CFR 1910.305(g)(2)(ii): Only continuous lenghts without splices or taps. Service cords 14awg and large may be repaired if spliced so that the splice retains the insulation, outer sheath properties, and usage characteristics of the cord being spiced. (Those of us who work in the water treatment industry like intact extension cords with GFCI protection.)
So it seems to me it would be extremely difficult to repair an extension cord that retains its characteristics as purchased. Joe disagreed and brought me insulated butt splice connectors and a piece of heat shink which he says, "Meets the OSHA requirement and the cords could be repaired".
I say if the cord insulation or sheath properties have been compromised the cord can not be fixed, throw it out.
Joe say the cord can be fixed and restored to their original properties.
Who's is correct? Can an extension cord be spliced to satisfy the OSHA regulation?
Bragging rights are on the line for this Safety Coordinator.