101.592 History History: 1981 c. 364; 1983 a. 392 s. 20.
101.592 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 335, Wis. adm. code.
101.595 101.595 Employee rights.
101.595(1)(1)Not to work with toxic substance, infectious agent or pesticide. Except as provided in ss. 101.589 (3) and 101.592, if an employee has requested information about a toxic substance, infectious agent or pesticide under s. 101.583, 101.585 or 101.586 and has not received the information required to be provided under s. 101.583, 101.585, 101.586 or 101.589 (1) or (2), the employee may refuse to work with or be exposed to the toxic substance, infectious agent or pesticide until such time as the employer or agricultural employer supplies the information under s. 101.583, 101.585 or 101.586 to the employee who has made the request.
101.595(2) (2)Retaliation prohibited.
101.595(2)(a)(a) No employer or agricultural employer may discharge or otherwise discipline or discriminate against any employee because the employee has exercised any rights under ss. 101.58 to 101.599.
101.595(2)(b) (b) Section 111.322 (2m) applies to discharge and other discriminatory acts arising in connection with any proceeding under ss. 101.58 to 101.599.
101.595(3) (3)Waiver prohibited. No person may request or require any employee to waive any rights under ss. 101.58 to 101.599.
101.595 History History: 1981 c. 364; 1983 a. 392; 1989 a. 228.
101.595 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 335, Wis. adm. code.
101.597 101.597 Education and training programs.
101.597(1) (1)By employer; toxic substance, infectious agent or pesticide. Except as provided in sub. (5) (b), prior to an employee's initial assignment to a workplace where the employee may be routinely exposed to any toxic substance, infectious agent or pesticide, an employer shall provide the employee with an education or training program under sub. (5) (a) or (c). The employer shall provide additional instruction whenever the employee may be routinely exposed to any additional toxic substance or infectious agent.
101.597(2) (2)By agricultural employer; pesticide. Prior to an agricultural employee's initial assignment to a workplace where the employee may be routinely exposed to a pesticide, an agricultural employer shall provide the employee with an education or training program under sub. (5) (c). The agricultural employer shall provide additional instruction whenever the employee may be routinely exposed to any additional pesticide.
101.597(3) (3)By department. The department shall inform manufacturers, suppliers, employers, agricultural employers and employees of their duties and rights under ss. 101.58 to 101.599. As part of this program, the department shall cooperate with the department of revenue to notify any employer commencing operations on or after May 8, 1982, of that employer's duties and rights.
101.597(4) (4)Definition. In this section, “routinely exposed to any toxic substance" means exposure of at least 30 days per year at exposure levels exceeding 50 percent of the permissible exposure level established by the federal occupational safety and health administration, or any exposure exceeding 100 percent of the permissible exposure level, regardless of the exposure period.
101.597(5) (5)Program contents.
101.597(5)(a)(a) Toxic substances and infectious agents. For each toxic substance or infectious agent to which the employee may be routinely exposed, the education or training program shall include:
101.597(5)(a)1.a.a. For a toxic substance, the trade name, generic or chemical name and any commonly used synonym for the toxic substance and the trade name, generic or chemical name and any commonly used synonym for its major components.
101.597(5)(a)1.b. b. For an infectious agent, its name and any commonly used synonym.
101.597(5)(a)2. 2. The location of the toxic substance or infectious agent.
101.597(5)(a)3. 3. Any symptom of acute or chronic effect of overexposure to the toxic substance or infectious agent.
101.597(5)(a)4. 4. For a toxic substance, the potential for flammability, explosion and reactivity.
101.597(5)(a)5. 5. Proper conditions for safe use of and exposure to the toxic substance or infectious agent.
101.597(5)(a)6. 6. Special precautions to be taken and personal protective equipment to be worn or used, if any, when handling or coming into contact with the toxic substance or infectious agent.
101.597(5)(a)7. 7. Procedures for handling, cleanup and disposal of toxic substances or infectious agents leaked or spilled.
101.597(5)(b) (b) Toxic substances and infectious agents; exception. In an area where employees usually work with a large number of toxic substances or infectious agents which are received in packages of one kilogram or less and no more than 10 kilograms of which are used or purchased per year, the employer may provide a general education or training program in lieu of the education or training program described in par. (a). The general training program shall be provided prior to an employee's initial assignment to the area and shall include:
101.597(5)(b)1. 1. The information specified in par. (a) 1. and 2.
101.597(5)(b)2. 2. The nature of the hazards posed by the toxic substances or infectious agents or both.
101.597(5)(b)3. 3. General precautions to be taken when handling or coming into contact with the toxic substances or infectious agents.
101.597(5)(c) (c) Pesticides. For each pesticide to which the employee may be routinely exposed the education or training program shall include:
101.597(5)(c)1. 1. The trade name, generic or chemical name and any commonly used synonym for the pesticide and the trade name, generic or chemical name and any commonly used synonym for its major ingredients.
101.597(5)(c)2. 2. The location of the pesticide and the location where it is used.
101.597(5)(c)3. 3. Any symptom of acute or chronic effect of overexposure to the pesticide.
101.597(5)(c)4. 4. Proper conditions for safe use of and exposure to the pesticide.
101.597(5)(c)5. 5. Special precautions to be taken and personal protective equipment to be worn or used, if any, when handling or coming into contact with the pesticide.
101.597(5)(c)6. 6. Procedures for handling, cleanup and disposal of leaks or spills of the pesticide.
101.597 History History: 1981 c. 364, 391; 1983 a. 392; 1995 a. 27.
101.597 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 335, Wis. adm. code.
101.598 101.598 Rules.
101.598(1)(1) The department shall, by rule, identify as an infectious agent any bacterial, mycoplasmal, fungal, parasitic or viral agent which causes illness in humans or human fetuses or both. The department shall consult with the department of health services in promulgating these rules.
101.598(2) (2) The department may, by rule, exempt employers from retaining a data sheet or maintaining a list, under s. 101.583 (1), regarding any mixture containing a toxic substance if the nature of the toxic substance or the quantity of toxic substance present in the mixture is such that the mixture is highly unlikely to pose an unreasonable acute or chronic health hazard to an employee who works with or is likely to be exposed to the mixture.
101.598 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 335, Wis. adm. code.
101.599 101.599 Remedies; civil forfeitures.
101.599(1) (1)Complaint. An employee or employee representative who has not been afforded his or her rights by an employer or agricultural employer in violation of s. 101.583, 101.585, 101.586, 101.595 (1), (2) (a) or (3) or 101.597 (1) or (2) may, within 30 days after the violation occurs or the employee or employee representative first obtains knowledge of the violation, whichever is later, file a complaint with the department alleging the violation. The department shall investigate the complaint and shall attempt to resolve the complaint by conference, conciliation or persuasion. If the complaint is not resolved and the department finds probable cause to believe a violation has occurred, the department shall proceed with notice and a hearing on the complaint as provided in ch. 227. The hearing shall be held within 60 days after receipt by the department of the complaint.
101.599(2) (2)Remedies. The department shall issue its decision and order within 30 days after the hearing. If the department finds that an employer or agricultural employer has violated s. 101.583, 101.585, 101.586, 101.595 (1), (2) (a) or (3) or 101.597 (1) or (2), it may order the employer or agricultural employer to take such action as will remedy the effects of the violation, including instituting an education or training program, providing the requested information, reinstating an employee or providing back pay to an employee.
101.599(3) (3)Civil forfeiture.
101.599(3)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), any person who violates ss. 101.58 to 101.599 or an order of the department issued under ss. 101.58 to 101.599 shall forfeit not more than $1,000 for each violation.
101.599(3)(b) (b) Any person who willfully violates or exhibits a pattern of violation of ss. 101.58 to 101.599 or an order of the department issued under ss. 101.58 to 101.599 shall forfeit not more than $10,000 for each violation.
101.599 History History: 1981 c. 364; 1981 c. 391 ss. 101, 102; 1983 a. 392; 1989 a. 228.
101.599 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. SPS 335, Wis. adm. code.
subch. II of ch. 101 SUBCHAPTER II
ONE- AND 2-FAMILY DWELLING CODE
101.60 101.60 Purpose. The purpose of this subchapter is to establish statewide construction standards and inspection procedures for one- and 2-family dwellings and to promote interstate uniformity in construction standards by authorizing the department to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states which have equivalent standards.
101.60 History History: 1975 c. 404; 1977 c. 369, 447.
101.60 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. SPS 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, and 325, Wis. adm. code.
101.61 101.61 Definitions. In this subchapter:
101.61(1) (1) “Dwelling" means any building that contains one or 2 dwelling units. “Dwelling unit" means a structure or that part of a structure which is used or intended to be used as a home, residence or sleeping place by one person or by 2 or more persons maintaining a common household, to the exclusion of all others. “Dwelling” and “dwelling unit” do not include a primitive rural hunting cabin.
101.61(2) (2) “Owner" means any person having a legal or equitable interest in the dwelling. “Owner" does not include any person whose legal or equitable interest in the dwelling is a security interest derived solely from the extension of credit to permit construction or remodeling of the dwelling or purchase of the dwelling by a 3rd party.
101.61(3) (3) “Primitive rural hunting cabin” means a structure that satisfies all of the following:
101.61(3)(a) (a) The structure is not used as a home or residence.
101.61(3)(b) (b) The structure is used principally for recreational hunting activity.
101.61(3)(c) (c) The structure does not exceed 2 stories in height.
101.61(3)(d) (d) The structure satisfies any of the following:
101.61(3)(d)1. 1. The structure was constructed before December 31, 1997.
101.61(3)(d)2. 2. The structure results from alterations made to a structure described in subd. 1.
101.61(3)(d)3. 3. The structure replaces a structure described in subd. 1.
101.61 History History: 1975 c. 404; 1979 c. 89, 148; 1989 a. 109; 2017 a. 59.
101.61 Annotation The dwelling code applies to additions to buildings initially constructed after the effective date of the one- and two-family dwelling code act. 67 Atty. Gen. 191.
101.615 101.615 Application. This subchapter applies to a dwelling the initial construction of which was commenced on or after December 1, 1978, except as follows:
101.615(1) (1)Section 101.645 applies to a dwelling the initial construction of which was commenced before, on or after May 23, 1978.
101.615(1m) (1m)Section 101.647 applies to a dwelling the initial construction of which was commenced before, on, or after February 1, 2011.
101.615(2) (2)Section 101.653 applies to a dwelling the initial construction of which was commenced on or after May 16, 1992.
101.615(3) (3)Sections 101.65 (1m) and (1r) and 101.654 apply to an application for a building permit filed on or after April 1, 1995, to perform work on a dwelling the initial construction of which was commenced before, on or after December 1, 1978.
101.615 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. SPS 320, 321, 322, 323, 324, and 325, Wis. adm. code.
101.62 101.62 Uniform dwelling code council.
101.62(1) (1)Construction standards and rules. The uniform dwelling code council shall review the standards and rules for one- and 2-family dwelling construction and recommend a uniform dwelling code for adoption by the department which shall include rules providing for the conservation of energy in the construction and maintenance of dwellings and for costs of specific code provisions to home buyers to be related to the benefits derived from such provisions.
101.62(2) (2)Accessibility. The uniform dwelling code council shall study the need for and availability of one- and 2-family dwellings that are accessible to persons with disabilities, as defined in s. 106.50 (1m) (g), and shall make recommendations to the department for any changes to the uniform dwelling code that may be needed to ensure an adequate supply of one- and 2-family dwellings.
101.62(3) (3)Other matters. The uniform dwelling code council shall consider and make recommendations to the department pertaining to rules and any other matters related to this subchapter. The uniform dwelling code council shall recommend variances for different climate and soil conditions throughout the state.
101.62(4) (4)Reports. The uniform dwelling code council shall prepare a report that consists of the review required under sub. (1) and the recommendations required under sub. (3) once every 6 years. The council shall complete the first report no later than July 7, 2014.
101.62(5) (5)Building inspector complaints.
101.62(5)(a)(a) In this subsection:
101.62(5)(a)1. 1. “Building inspector" means a person who is certified under rules promulgated by the department to make inspections under this subchapter.
101.62(5)(a)2. 2. “Council" means the uniform dwelling code council.
101.62(5)(a)3. 3. “Permittee" means a person who is issued a building permit under this subchapter.
101.62(5)(b) (b) The council shall review complaints received from permittees concerning possible incompetent, negligent, or unethical conduct by building inspectors. After reviewing a complaint received under this paragraph, the council shall recommend that the department suspend or revoke the certification of a building inspector if the council determines that the building inspector has engaged in incompetent, negligent, or unethical conduct.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 273 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before April 14, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after April 14, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 4-14-18)