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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 18. Health, Safety, and Housing
- Chapter 60. Safety
- Section 780. Definitions.
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AS 18.60.780. Definitions.
In AS 18.60.750
- (1) "bathtub enclosure" means a sliding, pivoting, or hinged door and fixed panels that are glazed or to be glazed and
used to form a barrier between the bathtub and the rest of the bathroom area or other room in which bathing facilities
- (2) "commercial buildings" means buildings including but not limited to wholesale and retail stores and storerooms, and
- (3) "commercial entrance and exit door" means a hinged, pivoting, revolving, or sliding door that is glazed or to be
glazed and used alone or in combination with other doors, other than sliding glass door units, on interior or exterior
walls of a commercial, public, or industrial building as a means of passage, ingress, or egress;
- (4) "fixed flat glazed panels immediately adjacent to entrance or exit doors" means the first fixed flat glazed panel on
either or both sides of interior or exterior doors, 48 inches or less in width, the nearest vertical edge of which is
located within six feet horizontally of the nearest vertical edge of the door;
- (5) "glazed" means the accomplished act of glazing;
- (6) "glazing" means the act of installing and securing glass or other glazing material into prepared openings in
structural elements including but not limited to doors, enclosures, and panels;
- (7) "hazardous locations" means those structural elements, glazed or to be glazed, in residential buildings and other
structures used as dwellings, commercial buildings, industrial buildings, and public buildings, known as interior and
exterior commercial entrance and exit doors and the immediately adjacent flat fixed glazed panels, sliding glass door
units including the fixed glazed panels that are part of these units, storm or combination doors, shower and bathtub
enclosures, primary residential entrance and exit doors and the fixed or operable adjacent sidelights, whether or not
the glazing in these doors, panels, and enclosures is transparent; however, peep-holes or viewing devices are not
- (8) "industrial buildings" means buildings including but not limited to factories, manufacturing plants, or other
auxiliary structures used in a manufacturing process;
- (9) "other structures used as dwellings" means buildings including but not limited to mobile homes, manufactured or
industrialized housing, and lodging homes;
- (10) "primary residential entrance and exit door" means a door, other than a sliding glass door unit, that is glazed or to
be glazed and used in an exterior wall of a residential building and other structures used as dwellings, as a means of
passage, ingress, or egress;
- (11) "public buildings" means buildings including but not limited to hotels, hospitals, motels, dormitories, sanitariums,
nursing homes, theatres, stadiums, gymnasiums, amusement park buildings, schools and other buildings used for
educational purposes, museums, restaurants, bars, correctional institutions, places of worship, and other buildings of
public accommodation or assembly;
- (12) "residential buildings" means structures including but not limited to homes and apartments used as dwellings for one
or more families or persons;
- (13) "safety glazing material" means any glazing material including but not limited to tempered glass, laminated glass,
wire glass, or rigid plastic, that meets the test requirements of the American National Standards Institute Standard
(ANSI Standard) Z-97.1-1972, and that is 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;
- (14) "shower enclosure" means a hinged, pivoting, or sliding door and fixed panels that are glazed or to be glazed and used
to form a barrier between the shower stall and the rest of the bathroom area or other room in which bathing facilities
- (15) "sliding glass door units" means an assembly of glazed or to be glazed panels contained in an overall frame, installed
in residential buildings and other structures used as dwellings, commercial, industrial, or public buildings, and so
designed that one or more of the panels is movable in a horizontal direction to produce or close off an opening for use
as a means of passage, ingress, or egress;
- (16) "storm or combination door" means a door that is glazed or to be glazed, and used in tandem with a primary residential
or commercial entrance and exit door to protect the primary residential or commercial entrance or exit door against
weather elements and to improve indoor climate control.
Article 10. ELEVATORS
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