I work in a shop where equipment is wired from a breaker panel to a local disconnect, 480vac 30 amp, then to the unit. The location of the disconnect is on the wall behind the machine. most of the machines are spaced 2 1/2 feet off the wall. Our in house safety person says that the expectation of clearance of a local disconnect is the same as the electrical panel that feeds it. I'm under the impression that clearance standards do not apply to local disconnects. We are starting a VPP program here and an OSHA inspector will be out to evaluate our site. My question is, do I need to have the electrical panel clearance at each local disconnect. We have a great deal more on conveyor motors and lifts. Which are near or at the motor, and depending on the motor location, not always readily accessable. Thanks, Mike
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