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65-3801.Safety glazing materials; definitions. As used in this act: (a) "safety glazing material" means any glazing material, including but not limited to tempered glass, laminated glass, wire glass or rigid plastic, which meets the test requirements of the American national standards institute standard ANSI Z-97.1-1972 and which is so constructed, treated or combined with other materials as to minimize the likelihood of cutting and piercing injuries resulting from human contact with the glazing material.

(b) "Hazardous locations" means:

(1) Those structural elements, glazed or to be glazed, in residential, industrial, commercial and public buildings, commonly known as interior and exterior framed or unframed glass entrance doors;

(2) Those structural elements, glazed or to be glazed, in residential buildings and other structures used as dwellings, industrial buildings, commercial buildings and public buildings, commonly known as sliding glass doors, including both fixed and sliding panels, storm doors, shower doors, bathtub enclosures and those fixed glazed panels immediately adjacent to framed and unframed entrance and exit doors.

(c) "Fixed glazed panels immediately adjacent to" means the first, fixed glazed panel on either or both sides of the door, not more than forty-eight (48) inches or less than eighteen (18) inches in width, but shall not include any glass panel more than eighteen (18) inches above the floor.

(d) "Residential building" means any building or structure or part thereof used and occupied for human habitation or intended to be so used, but such term shall not include single family dwellings.

History: L. 1974, ch. 198, § 1; L. 1974, ch. 199, § 1; Jan. 1, 1975.

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