“Sliding glass door unit" means a panel or an assembly of panels contained in a frame designed so that at least one panel is movable in a horizontal direction.
“Storm or combination door" means a door which protects an entrance or exit door against weather elements and affects indoor temperature control.
Except as provided in par. (b)
, each lite of safety glazing material manufactured, distributed, imported, sold or installed for use in a hazardous location shall be permanently labeled with a label which:
States the nominal thickness and the type of safety glazing material;
Identifies the labeling seller, manufacturer, fabricator or installer;
Is legible and so positioned as to be legible after installation; and
Is distinctive in design and is not used on materials other than safety glazing materials.
The department may by rule provide that in new construction or remodeling, the installation of safety glazing material may be recorded with the department or other appropriate agency designated by it, by the filing of an affidavit certifying the installation, in lieu of the labeling requirement of par. (a)
, if it finds that enforcement of this section will not be hindered by such substitute procedure.
(3) Safety glazing materials required.
No material supplier, builder, contractor or subcontractor may knowingly install, cause to be installed, consent to the installation, or sell for installation in any hazardous location, transparent or translucent materials other than safety glazing materials, except that:
In buildings contracted for or existing on or before November 30, 1976, the department may by rule require the installation of a vertical or horizontal bar, rail, grill or screen as a protective device in lieu of safety glazing material in hazardous locations where safety glazing would be impractical because of the size of the lite required.
The department may by rule exempt from the requirements of this section and, if it deems necessary, prescribe other less stringent protective requirements for:
Any lite which is 8 inches or less in the least dimension, or no more than 4 inches in either dimension, and which is used in an application which the department finds is not hazardous.
Leaded stained glass which is used in an application which the department finds is not hazardous.
Any mirror, framed glazed picture or similar decorative object which is attached to a door or wall in a hazardous location and which does not in whole or in part conceal any opening in such door or wall is exempt from the requirements of this section.
(4) Liability of employers and sellers. 101.125(4)(a)(a)
No employee of a person responsible for compliance with this section is liable for the employer's failure to comply.
No seller of glazing materials is subject to the penalty under sub. (5)
or is liable for injuries occurring to any person if the seller has exercised reasonable care to see that the glazing materials sold by him or her are properly used.
To the extent that the historic building code applies to the subject matter of this section, this section does not apply to a qualified historic building, as defined under s. 101.121 (2) (c)
, if the owner elects to be subject to s. 101.121
Whoever violates this section may be required to forfeit not less than $100 nor more than $500.
The department shall establish, by rule, requirements for a person engaging in any of the following to provide adequate space in or adjacent to the building for the separation, temporary storage and collection of the materials listed in s. 287.07 (3)
, likely to be generated by the occupants of the building:
An increase in the size of a public building by 50 percent or more.
An alteration of 50 percent or more of the existing area of a public building that is 10,000 square feet or more in area.
In developing the requirements under sub. (1)
, the department shall consult with the council on recycling.
History: 1989 a. 335
; 1995 a. 227
See also s. SPS 362.0400
, Wis. adm. code.
Building requirements for certain residential facilities.
The department, after consultation with the department of health services, shall develop a building code for previously constructed buildings converted to use as community-based residential facilities as defined in s. 50.01 (1g)
which serve between 9 and 20 residents who are not related to the operator or administrator. In setting standards, the department shall consider the criteria enumerated in ss. 46.03 (25)
and 50.02 (3) (b)
, and in addition shall consider the relationship of the development and enforcement of the code to any relevant codes of the department of health services. The objectives of the code shall be to guarantee health and safety and to maintain insofar as possible a homelike environment. Notwithstanding s. 101.121
, a historic building as defined in s. 101.121 (2) (am)
which is converted to use as a community-based residential facility serving between 9 and 20 residents who are not related to the operator or administrator is governed only by the building code promulgated under this section.
See also s. SPS 362.0400 (4)
, Wis. adm. code.
“Amusement facility" means any zoo, state or local park, amusement or theme park, state fair park, county or other local fairgrounds, or any similar facility, as determined by department rule.
“Facility where the public congregates" means any of the following that has a general capacity or a seating capacity of 500 or more persons:
An airport, bus terminal, train station or other transportation center.
“Renovation" means any structural remodeling, improvement or alteration of an existing facility where the public congregates. “Renovation" does not include any of the following:
Cosmetic remodeling, including painting or the installation of wall covering, of paneling, of floor covering or of suspended ceilings.
“School" means a public or private elementary or secondary school.
“Specialty event center" means an open arena used for rallies, concerts, exhibits or other assemblies, with no permanent structure for such assembly.
Equal speed of access required.
The owner of a facility where the public congregates shall equip and maintain the restrooms in the facility where the public congregates with a sufficient number of permanent or temporary toilets to ensure that women have a speed of access to toilets in the facility where the public congregates that equals the speed of access that men have to toilets and urinals in that facility where the public congregates when the facility where the public congregates is used to its maximum capacity.
The department shall promulgate rules that establish standards that the owner of a facility where the public congregates shall meet to achieve the equal speed of access required under par. (a)
This section does not apply to any of the following:
If a facility where the public congregates contains a hotel, restaurant or school, the requirements of this section shall apply only to the portion of the facility where the public congregates that is not part of the hotel, restaurant or school.
Six months after rules promulgated.
This section applies to any facility where the public congregates at which the following events begin on or after the first day of the 7th month beginning after the department promulgates rules under this section:
If the facility is a new structural facility, initial construction of any structure.
If the facility is a new facility that will contain no permanent structure to serve the public, other than structures to house restrooms or other minor structures, the establishment of the facility.
If the facility is an existing structural facility, renovations that affect more than 50 percent of the facility's square footage.
If the facility is an existing structural facility, the initial construction of any structural addition to the facility that has a square footage equal to or larger than 51 percent of the existing facility's square footage.
If the facility is an existing facility with no permanent structure to serve the public, other than structures to house restrooms or other minor structures, the addition of land to the facility that has an acreage equal to or larger than 51 percent of the existing facility's acreage.
Renovations or additions.
In any existing facility where the public congregates to which this section applies under par. (a) 3.
, the requirements of this section apply only to the renovated portion of the facility or to the structural or land addition of the facility.
Physically disabled persons; place of employment and public building requirements. 101.13(1)
In this section, “access" means the physical characteristics of a place which allow persons with functional limitations caused by impairments of sight, hearing, coordination or perception or persons with semiambulatory or nonambulatory disabilities to enter, circulate within and leave a place of employment or public building and to use the public toilet facilities and passenger elevators in the place of employment or public building without assistance.
Except as provided in par. (b)
, the department shall by rule provide minimum requirements to facilitate the use of public buildings and places of employment by physically disabled persons where traffic might reasonably be expected by such persons.
The department may not promulgate a rule requiring that a unisex toilet room be provided in any public building or place of employment.
Any place of employment or public building, the initial construction of which is commenced after July 1, 1970, but prior to May 27, 1976, shall be so designed and constructed as to provide reasonable means of ingress and egress by the physically disabled with the exception of:
Apartment houses with less than 20 units, row houses and rooming houses;
State buildings specifically built for field service purposes such as but not limited to conservation fire towers, fish hatcheries, tree nursery buildings; and
University residence halls at universities which have at least 3 residence halls for men and 3 residence halls for women so constructed as to allow physically disabled persons reasonable means of ingress and egress to such buildings.
The requirements of par. (a)
may be accomplished by at least one ground or street level entrance and exit without steps, by ramps with slopes not more than one foot of rise in 12 feet, coated with a nonskid surface, or by elevator or such other arrangement as may be reasonably appropriate under the circumstances and which meets with the approval of the department or in lieu thereof with the approval of the municipality wherein the building is located. The doors of such entrance and exit must have a clear opening of at least 40 inches in width and shall otherwise conform to the department building code.
If any ground or street level entrance or exit is not so designed or constructed a sign shall be placed at such entrance or exit indicating the location of the entrance or exit available for wheelchair service.
Any place of employment or public building, unless exempted by rule of the department, the initial construction of which is commenced on or after May 27, 1976, shall be designed and constructed so as to provide reasonable means of access. Buildings, as defined in s. 703.02 (5)
, 1975 stats., of 2 stories or less in height shall be exempt from requirements relating to parking space, ramps and grade-level entrances.
The department shall by rule provide minimum regulations to ensure the access to and use of buildings prescribed in pars. (a)
Except as provided in subd. 2.
, no governmental unit may issue any authorization to occupy any place of employment or public building prescribed in pars. (a)
unless the owner thereof files with that governmental unit a true certification of compliance with the rules under par. (e)
applicable to that place of employment or public building relating to the reservation and marking of parking spaces for use by a motor vehicle used by a physically disabled person.