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89A.1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, except as otherwise expressly provided:

1. "Alteration" means any change made to an existing facility, other than the repair or replacement of damaged, worn, or broken parts necessary for normal maintenance.

2. "Appeal board" means the employment appeal board created under section 10A.601.

3. "Commissioner" means the labor commissioner, appointed pursuant to section 91.2, or the labor commissioner's designee.

4. "Division" means the division of labor services of the department of workforce development created under section 84A.1.

5. "Dormant facility" means an elevator or dumbwaiter whose cables have been removed, whose car and counterweight rest at the bottom of the shaftway and whose shaftway doors are permanently boarded up or barricaded such that entry into the shaft through each door or other entryway is substantially precluded, or an escalator, moving walk, or lift, the main power feed lines of which have been disconnected, and the top and bottom entrances of which have been permanently boarded up or barricaded.

6. "Dumbwaiter" means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car which moves in guides in a substantially vertical direction, when the floor area does not exceed nine square feet, the total compartment height does not exceed four feet, the capacity does not exceed five hundred pounds, and which is used exclusively for carrying materials.

7. "Elevator" means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car or platform which moves in guides in a substantially vertical direction, and which serves two or more floors of a building or structure. The term elevator does not include a dumbwaiter, endless belt, conveyor, chain or bucket hoist, construction hoist, or other device used for the primary purpose of elevating or lowering building or other materials and not used as a means of conveyance for individuals, nor shall it include tiering, piling, feeding, or other machines or devices giving service within only one story.

8. "Escalator" means a power-driven, inclined, continuous stairway used for raising or lowering passengers.

9. "Facility" means an elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator, moving walk, lift, or inclined or vertical wheelchair lift subject to regulation under this chapter, and includes hoistways, rails, guides, and all other related mechanical and electrical equipment.

10. "Freight elevator" means an elevator used for carrying freight and on which only the operator and persons necessary for unloading and loading the freight are permitted to ride.

11. "Inclined or vertical wheelchair lift" means a lift used as part of an accessible route in or at a public building as specified in the American national standard safety code for elevators and escalators, A17.1.

12. "Inspector" means an inspector employed by the division for the purpose of administering this chapter.

13. "Lift" means a device consisting of a power-driven endless belt, provided with steps or platforms and handholds attached to it for the transportation of persons from floor to floor.

14. "Material lift elevator" means an elevator existing at the location prior to January 1, 1975, which is limited to the movement of materials.

15. "Moving walk" means a type of passenger-carrying device on which passengers stand or walk, and in which the passenger carrying surface remains parallel to its direction in motion and is uninterrupted.

16. "New installation" means a facility the construction or relocation of which is begun, or for which an application for a new installation permit is filed, on or after the effective date of rules relating to those permits adopted by the commissioner under authority of this chapter. All other installations are existing installations.

17. "Passenger elevator" means an elevator that is used to carry persons other than the operator and person necessary for loading and unloading.

18. "Provisions of this chapter" includes rules adopted by the labor commissioner pursuant to this chapter.

19. "Special inspector" means an inspector licensed by the labor commissioner, and not employed by the division.

Section History: Early form

[C75, 77, 79, 81, § 104.1]

Section History: Recent form

84 Acts, ch 1094, § 1; 86 Acts, ch 1157, § 1, 2; 86 Acts, ch 1245, § 937 ~IC87, § 89A.1 ~I88 Acts, ch 1025, §3; 96 Acts, ch 1186, § 23

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