Various NEC codes and OSHA regulations require that areas around electrical panels be kept clear at all times. (Typically 3 feet deep, 30 inches wide, floor to ceiling).
I’m wondering what the reasons are for these requirements.
I see this particular issue very often, and it’s an easy one for someone to correct for an inspection, but then put the pile of stuff right back where it was. So it would be helpful to have a list of very good reasons to explain to people of why panels should be kept clear.
Tried searching google and this forum, but no luck so far. If there’s a general resource that you all like for learning the reasons behind codes, that’d be great to know about also.