SAFETY GLAZING MATERIALS (EXCERPT)
Act 311 of 1972
As used in this act:
(a) “Safety glazing material” means any glazing material, such as tempered glass, laminated glass, wire glass or rigid plastic, which meets the test requirements of ANSI Standard Z-97.1-1972 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 the glazing material.
(b) “Hazardous locations” means those installations, to be glazed or reglazed in commercial and public buildings or structures, known as framed or unframed glass entrance doors; and those installations, to be glazed or reglazed in residential buildings and other structures used as dwellings, commercial buildings and public buildings, known as sliding glass doors, storm doors, shower doors, bathtub enclosures and fixed glazed panels of over 300 square inches in area adjacent to entrance and exit doors and interior doorways which because of their location present a barrier in the normal path traveled by persons going into, through or out of these buildings or because of their size and design may be mistaken as means of ingress, passage or egress; and any other installation, glazed or to be glazed of over 300 square inches in area, wherein a person knows or should have known that the use of other than safety glazing materials would constitute an unreasonable hazard whether or not the glazing in such doors, panels, enclosures and other installations is transparent.
History: 1972, Act 311, Eff. July 1, 1973
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