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.
101.62(5)(c)1.1. If a permittee makes a complaint to the council concerning a building inspector, the permittee may do one of the following:
101.62(5)(c)1.a. a. Request that the complaint remain anonymous, subject to subd. 2.
101.62(5)(c)1.b. b. Allow the complaint to be presented to the building inspector and not remain anonymous.
101.62(5)(c)2. 2. If the permittee chooses to request that the permittee's complaint remain anonymous, the council may not review the complaint unless the council receives 2 additional anonymous complaints regarding the [building] inspector. If 2 or more additional complaints are made, the council shall proceed with its review, and none of the complaints may continue to be anonymous.
101.62 Note Note: A missing word is shown in brackets. Corrective legislation is pending.
101.62(5)(c)3. 3. If the permittee allows the permittee's complaint to be presented to the building inspector without requesting anonymity, the council shall proceed with the review.
101.62(6) (6)Contractors. The uniform dwelling code council shall do all of the following:
101.62(6)(a) (a) Recommend for promulgation by the department rules for certifying the financial responsibility of contractors under s. 101.654. These rules shall include rules providing for the assessment of fees upon applicants for certification of financial responsibility under s. 101.654 and for the suspension and revocation of that certification. The amount of the fees recommended under this paragraph may not exceed an amount that is sufficient to defray the costs incurred in certifying the financial responsibility of applicants under s. 101.654.
101.62(6)(b) (b) Recommend to the department for approval under s. 101.654 (1m) (b) 1. courses that meet continuing education requirements.
101.62(6)(c) (c) Advise the department on the development of course examinations for those persons who are required to pass an examination under s. 101.654 (1m) (b).
101.63 101.63 Departmental duties. The department shall:
101.63(1) (1)Adopt rules which establish standards for the construction and inspection of one- and 2-family dwellings and components thereof. The rules shall include separate standards, established in consultation with the uniform dwelling code council, that apply only to the construction and inspection of camping units that are set in a fixed location in a campground for which a permit is issued under s. 97.67, that contain a sleeping place, and that are used for seasonal overnight camping. Where feasible, the standards used shall be those nationally recognized and shall apply to the dwelling and to its electrical, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and other systems, including plumbing, as defined in s. 145.01 (10). No set of rules may be adopted which has not taken into account the conservation of energy in construction and maintenance of dwellings and the costs of specific code provisions to home buyers in relationship to the benefits derived from the provisions. Rules promulgated under this subsection do not apply to a bed and breakfast establishment, as defined under s. 97.01 (1g), except that the rules apply to all of the following:
101.63(1)(a) (a) The 3rd floor level of a bed and breakfast establishment that uses that level other than as storage.
101.63(1)(b) (b) A structural addition that is made to a bed and breakfast establishment that alters the dimensions of the structure.
101.63(2) (2)Adopt rules for the certification, including provisions for suspension and revocation thereof, of inspectors for the purpose of inspecting building construction, electrical wiring, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and other systems, including plumbing, as defined in s. 145.01 (10), of one- and 2-family dwellings under sub. (1). The rules shall specify that the department may suspend or revoke the certification of an inspector under this subsection for knowingly authorizing the issuance of a building permit to a contractor who is not in compliance with s. 101.654. Upon receipt of a recommendation of the uniform dwelling code council under s. 101.62 (5) (b) to suspend or revoke the certification of a building inspector, the department shall suspend or revoke the certification if the department determines the building inspector has engaged in incompetent, negligent, or unethical conduct. Persons certified as inspectors may be employees of the department, a city, village, town, county, or an independent inspection agency. The department may not adopt any rule that prohibits any city, village, town, or county from licensing persons for performing work on a dwelling in which the licensed person has no legal or equitable interest.
101.63(2m) (2m)Promulgate rules for certifying the financial responsibility of contractors under s. 101.654. These rules shall include rules providing for the assessment of fees upon applicants for certification of financial responsibility under s. 101.654 and for the suspension and revocation of that certification. The amount of the fees assessed under this subsection may not exceed an amount that is sufficient to defray the costs incurred in certifying the financial responsibility of applicants under s. 101.654.
101.63(3) (3)Contract to provide inspection services, at municipal expense, to any municipality which requires such service under s. 101.65.
101.63(5) (5)Review the rules adopted under this subchapter once every 3 years.
101.63(5m) (5m)Once every 6 years, review those portions of the state electrical wiring code promulgated by the department under s. 101.82 (1) that apply to dwellings. In its review, the department shall consult with the uniform dwelling code council and any council or committee created by the secretary to advise the department regarding the state electrical wiring code.
101.63(6) (6)Issue special orders which it deems necessary to secure compliance with this subchapter and enforce the same by all appropriate administrative and judicial proceedings.
101.63(7) (7)Prescribe and furnish to municipal authorities a standard building permit form for all new one- and 2-family dwellings. On or before January 2, 2017, the department shall furnish to municipal authorities the standard building permit form prescribed under this subsection in electronic form. The standard permit form shall include all of the following:
101.63(7)(a) (a) A space in which the municipal authority issuing the permit shall insert the name and license number of the master plumber engaged in supervising the installation of plumbing or installing the plumbing at a new one- or 2-family dwelling.
101.63(7)(b) (b) A space in which the municipal authority issuing the permit shall insert the name of the person to whom the building permit is issued and the number and expiration date of the certificate of financial responsibility issued to that person under s. 101.654.
101.63(7m) (7m)On or before January 2, 2017, establish by rule a system through which a person may electronically submit an application to a municipal authority for a building permit, through which the person may be issued the building permit in electronic form from the municipal authority, and through which the municipal authority may submit copies of issued building permits to the department. The rule shall prescribe a standard building permit application form that shall be furnished to all municipal authorities and used by all applicants for building permits for new one- and 2-family dwellings, except that the department may approve a municipal authority's use of a different application form. The rule shall require a municipal authority to use the standard building permit form prescribed under sub. (7), unless the department approves a municipal authority's use of a different form. A municipal authority shall begin implementation of the system established under this subsection no later than January 2, 2018.
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2015-16 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2017 Wis. Act 367 and all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders effective on or before June 13, 2018. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after June 13, 2018 are designated by NOTES. (Published 6-13-18)