TITLE 56: LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
SUBCHAPTER b: REGULATION OF WORKING CONDITIONS
PART 350 HEALTH AND SAFETY
SECTION 350.20 DEFINITIONS
Section 350.20 Definitions
As used in this Part, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
"Acts" means the Safety Inspection and Education Act [820 ILCS 220] and the Health and Safety Act [820 ILCS 225].
"Calendar days" means each day and every day, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Labor.
"Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Labor.
"Employee" means every person in the service of:
the State, including members of the General Assembly, members of the Commerce Commission, members of the Workers' Compensation Commission, and all persons in the service of the public universities and colleges in Illinois;
an Illinois county, including deputy sheriffs and assistant state's attorneys; or
an Illinois city, township, incorporated village or school district, body politic, or municipal corporation;
whether by election, under appointment or contract, or hire, express or implied, oral or written.
"Employee representative" means any person authorized by the employees to represent their interests in collective bargaining and other labor relations matters.
"Health and Safety Act" means 820 ILCS 225.
"Imminent danger" means the existence of conditions or practices in a workplace that could reasonably be expected to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in the workplace immediately or before the danger of such death or harm can be eliminated through the citation procedures. Factors such as the location of the hazard, the proximity of the employees to the hazard, and the availability of alternatives to continued exposure to the hazard will be considered in determining whether a condition constitutes imminent danger.
"Officer" or "inspection officer" means any individual or agent of the Department of Labor who has been authorized by the Department to conduct inspections and issue citations under this Part.
"Post" or "post in a conspicuous location" means to attach the material to a bulletin board customarily used for notices to employees or, if such a bulletin board is not available in the workplace, to visibly display the notice in another location where the affected employees can be expected to have an opportunity to see and read the notice.
"Public employer" or "employer" means the State of Illinois and all political subdivisions, except State agencies that exercise statutory authority to prescribe or enforce standards or regulations affecting occupational safety and health pursuant to Section 274 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 USC 2021).
"Safety Inspection and Education Act" means 820 ILCS 220.
"Service of notice" or "serve" means personal delivery or delivery postage prepaid via regular United States Postal Service mail. When service is effected by mail, the date of service shall be the date of the United States Postal Service postmark.
"Working days" or "business days" means Mondays through Fridays, excluding State holidays.