TITLE 16

Health and Safety

Building and Plumbing

CHAPTER 86. GLASS AND SAFETY GLAZED MATERIALS


As used in this chapter:

(1) "Hazardous locations" mean those installations, glazed or to be glazed, in industrial, commercial and public buildings known as framed or unframed glass entrance doors; and those installations, glazed or to be glazed, in residential buildings and other structures used as dwellings, industrial buildings, commercial buildings and public buildings known as sliding glass doors, storm doors, shower doors, bathtub enclosures and fixed glazed panels adjacent to entrance and exit doors which because of their location present a barrier in the normal path traveled by persons going into or out of these buildings, and because of their size and design may be mistaken as means of ingress or egress; and any other installation, glazed or to be glazed, wherein the use of other than safety glazing materials would constitute an unreasonable hazard as the inspector of the county in which the construction is done may determine after notice and hearings as required by the county in which the construction is located, whether or not the glazing in such doors, panels, enclosures and other installations is transparent.

(2) "Safety glazing material" means any glazing material, such as tempered glass, laminated glass, wire glass or rigid plastic, which meets the test requirements of the current American National Standards Institute Standard Z-97.1 and such further requirements as may be adopted by the building inspector of the county in which the construction is done after notice and hearing as required by the county in which the construction is located, 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.

16 Del. C. 1953, § 8601; 58 Del. Laws, c. 90.;

(a) Each type of safety glazing material manufactured, distributed, imported or sold for use in hazardous locations or installed in such a location within the State shall be permanently labeled by such means as etching, sandblasting, firing of ceramic material on the safety glazing material or by other suitable means. The label shall identify the labeler, whether manufacturer, fabricator or installer, and the nominal thickness and the type of safety glazing material and the fact that said material meets the test requirements of the current American National Standard Institute Standard Z-97.1 and such further requirements as may be adopted by the building inspector of the county in which the construction is done. The label must be legible and visible after installation.

(b) Such safety glazing labeling shall not be used on other than safety glazing materials.

16 Del. C. 1953, § 8602; 58 Del. Laws, c. 90.;

It shall be unlawful within the State to sell, fabricate, glaze or contract to install for another glazing materials other than safety glazing materials in or for use in any hazardous location.

16 Del. C. 1953, § 8603; 58 Del. Laws, c. 90.;

No liability under this chapter shall be created as to workers who are employees of a contractor, subcontractor or other employer responsible for compliance with this chapter.

16 Del. C. 1953, § 8604; 58 Del. Laws, c. 90.;

(a) Whoever violates this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 or more than $1000.

(b) The Superior Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of this chapter.

16 Del. C. 1953, § 8605; 58 Del. Laws, c. 90.;

This chapter shall supersede any local, municipal or county ordinance or parts thereof relating to the subject matter hereof.

16 Del. C. 1953, § 8606; 58 Del. Laws, c. 90.;