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§47-5-1. Definitions.

For the purposes of this article:

(a) "Fabricator" means a person who fabricates, assembles, or glazes from component parts such structures or products commonly known as sliding glass doors, entrance doors, adjacent fixed glazed panels, storm doors, shower doors, bathtub enclosures, panels to be fixed glazed, entrance doors, or other structures to be glazed, to be used or installed in hazardous locations.

(b) "Hazardous location" shall mean those areas in residential, commercial, and public buildings where the use of other than safety glazing materials would constitute a hazard as the commissioner of the West Virginia department of labor may determine after notice and hearings as required by chapter twenty- nine-a of this code, and shall specifically include those installations, glazed or unglazed, known as sliding glass doors, frame or unframed glass doors, and adjacent fixed glazed panels which may be mistaken for a means of ingress or egress, storm doors, shower doors, and tub enclosures whether or not the glazing in such doors, panels, or enclosures is transparent.

(c) "Installer" means those persons or concerns who or which install glazing materials or build structures containing glazing materials, in hazardous locations.

(d) "Manufacturer" means a person who manufactures safety glazing material.

(e) "Safety glazing material" means any glazing materials, such as tempered glass, laminated glass, wire glass or rigid plastic, which meets the test requirements of the American National Standards Institute Standard Z-97.1-1966 and such further requirements as may be adopted by the department of labor in compliance with chapter twenty-nine-a of the Code of West Virginia and which are so constructed, treated or combined with other materials as to minimize the likelihood of cutting and piercing injuries resulting from human contact with glazing material.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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