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(820 ILCS 250/) Underground Sewer Employee Safety Act.

820 ILCS 250/0.01

    (820 ILCS 250/0.01) (from Ch. 48, par. 1100)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Underground Sewer Employee Safety Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

820 ILCS 250/1

    (820 ILCS 250/1) (from Ch. 48, par. 1101)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall apply to all employers engaged in any occupation, business or enterprise in this State, including the State of Illinois and its political subdivisions, except that in the event of a conflict between this Act and any other Federal or State law or regulation concerning health and safety of employees, such other law or regulation shall control.
(Source: P.A. 81-772.)

820 ILCS 250/2

    (820 ILCS 250/2) (from Ch. 48, par. 1102)
    Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of every employer to furnish each employee who performs duties which involve or may reasonably be expected to involve entering an underground sewer, including but not limited to such employees as utility workers, firemen, policemen, paramedics, investigators and personnel involved with maintenance and repair work, information concerning the prevention of personal injuries and diseases by contact with poisonous or deleterious materials, vapors, gases or fumes.
(Source: P.A. 81-772.)

820 ILCS 250/3

    (820 ILCS 250/3) (from Ch. 48, par. 1103)
    Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of every employer of any person performing construction, maintenance or repair work inside any underground sewer which has been used as such to have safety information and equipment available at the work site. Such information and equipment shall include at a minimum (i) material for use as lifelines, (ii) equipment for venting of locations in the underground sewers where work is to be performed, (iii) individual oxygen masks or similar gear for each employee who works underground, (iv) chemicals or equipment to test for dangerous gas, and (v) equipment for prompt communications with emergency medical services.
(Source: P.A. 81-772.)

820 ILCS 250/4

    (820 ILCS 250/4) (from Ch. 48, par. 1104)
    Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Department of Labor to enforce the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 81-772.)

820 ILCS 250/5

    (820 ILCS 250/5) (from Ch. 48, par. 1105)
    Sec. 5. Nothing in this Act is a limit on the power of any home rule or other unit of local government to pass or enforce ordinances concerning matters to which this Act applies. To the extent any such powers are exercised by both a unit of local government and the State such powers shall be exercised concurrently.
(Source: P.A. 81-772.)

820 ILCS 250/6

    (820 ILCS 250/6) (from Ch. 48, par. 1106)
    Sec. 6. Any employer who violates this Act is guilty of a business offense and may be fined an amount not to exceed $5000.
(Source: P.A. 81-772.)