(820 ILCS 255/6) (from Ch. 48, par. 1406)
    Sec. 6. Exemptions. This Act shall not apply to:
    (a) Use of toxic substances, compounds or mixtures regulated by this Act which are:
        (1) Intended for personal consumption by employees in
the workplace.
        (2) Consumer goods used, stored or sold by an
employer, manufacturer, importer, retailer or supplier in the same form, approximate amount, concentration and manner as they are sold to consumers, provided that employee exposure to such consumer goods is not significantly greater than consumer exposure occurring during the principal consumer uses of the consumer goods. For purposes of this Act, "consumer goods" shall be defined as in Section 9-102 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
        (3) Present in a concentration of less than 1%. In
the cases of carcinogens, mutagens or teratogens, only those substances shall be exempt which are present in a concentration of 0.1% or less. No substance shall be exempt under this paragraph which is present in concentrations exceeding threshold concentrations established by regulation of the Department.
    (b) Laboratories in which a toxic substance, compound or mixture regulated by this Act is used by or under the direct supervision of a technically qualified individual, provided that the toxic substance or mixture is not produced in the laboratories for commercial sale. The Department shall promulgate rules prescribing the standards used in determining whether a laboratory is under the direct supervision of a technically qualified individual.
    (c) All retail trade establishments as listed in the "Standard Industrial Classification Manual" Division G, Retail Trade, published by the U.S. Government Printing Office, except the Act shall apply to those retail trade establishments listed within Major Groups: 52 - Building Materials, Hardware, Garden Supply, and Mobile Home Dealers; and 55 - Automotive Dealers and Gasoline Service Stations, except for those activities involving the retail sales of gasoline motor fuels or lubricants, or if the retail trade establishments are engaged in any of the following specific activities, this Act shall apply only to the retail trade establishments' involvement in such specific activities: paint mixing, other than the tinting of consumer sized containers of paint; finishing or refinishing operations using paint or paint related products; automobile battery servicing, photo finishing operations; and dry cleaning operations.
(Source: P.A. 91-893, eff. 7-1-01.)