Oregon Statutes - Chapter 479 - Protection of Buildings From Fire; Electrical Safety Law - Section 479.520 - Purpose.

The purpose of the Electrical Safety Law is to protect the health and safety of the people of Oregon from the danger of electrically caused shocks, fires and explosions and to protect property situated in Oregon from the hazard of electrically caused fires and explosions. To accomplish this purpose the Legislative Assembly intends to provide a procedure:

(1) For determining where and by whom electrical installations are being made and where electrical products are sold in this state.

(2) To assure the public that persons making electrical installations in this state are qualified by experience and training.

(3) To assure the public that electrical installations meet minimum safety standards and that electrical products meet electrical product safety standards.

(4) For the administration and enforcement of the Electrical Safety Law by the Department of Consumer and Business Services and the Electrical and Elevator Board.

(5) By which the cost of administering and enforcing the Electrical Safety Law is defrayed by the collection of fees in connection with the issuing of permits and electrical licenses and the collection of fines and civil penalties. [1959 c.406 §2; 1981 c.815 §3; 1987 c.414 §33; 1993 c.744 §117; 2003 c.299 §1]

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