E3908.2 Equipment Fastened in Place or Connected by Permanent Wiring Methods (Fixed)
Exposed, normally noncurrent-carrying metal parts of fixed equipment supplied by or enclosing conductors or components that are likely to become energized shall be connected to the equipment grounding conductor where any of the following conditions apply:
- Where within 8 feet (2438 mm) vertically or 5 feet (1524 mm) horizontally of earth or grounded metal objects and subject to contact by persons;
- Where located in a wet or damp location and not isolated; or
- Where in electrical contact with metal.