2021 Hawaii Revised Statutes
Title 21. Labor and Industrial Relations
397. Boiler and Elevator Safety Law
397-3 Definitions.

Universal Citation: HI Rev Stat § 397-3 (2021)

§397-3 Definitions. As used in this chapter:

"Amusement ride" means a mechanically or electrically operated device designed to carry passengers in various modes and used for entertainment and amusement.

"Appeals board" means the labor and industrial relations appeals board established by section 371-4.

"Boiler" means a closed vessel in which water or other liquid is heated, steam or vapor is generated, steam or vapor is superheated, or any combination thereof under pressure for use external to itself, by the direct application of energy from the combustion of fuels, or from electricity or solar energy.

"Contractor" means any person, firm, or corporation installing, repairing, or servicing and responsible for the safe operation of any boiler, pressure system, amusement ride, or elevator and kindred equipment or structure inspected pursuant to this chapter.

"Department" means the department of labor and industrial relations.

"Director" means the director of labor and industrial relations.

"Division" means the division of occupational safety and health.

"Elevator" means a hoisting and lowering mechanism permanently installed in a structure, designed to carry passengers or authorized personnel, equipped with a car or platform which moves in fixed guides and serves two or more fixed landings.

"Elevators and kindred equipment" means elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, moving walks, stage lifts, inclined lifts, personnel hoists, permanently installed material lifts, and any other similar mechanized equipment used to convey people in places other than a public right-of-way.

"National Board" means the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.

"Owner" means any person, firm, or corporation with legal title to any boiler, pressure system, amusement ride, or elevator and kindred equipment inspected pursuant to this chapter who may or may not be the user.

"Permit to operate" means a certificate issued by the department that indicates that the pressure retaining item, amusement ride, or elevator and kindred equipment has met the required safety inspection and tests required by this chapter and rules adopted under this chapter, and that required fees have been paid as set forth in this chapter.

"Pressure piping" means piping systems specified in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Power Piping Code B31.1.

"Pressure retaining item" means a boiler, pressure vessel, or pressure system.

"Pressure system" means either a pressure vessel or pressure piping as defined in this section.

"Pressure vessel" means a closed vessel in which pressure is obtained from an external source or by the direct application of heat from a direct or indirect source.

"User" means any person, firm, or corporation legally in possession and responsible for the safe operation of any boiler, pressure system, amusement ride, or elevator and kindred equipment inspected pursuant to this chapter.

"Vendor" means any person, firm, or corporation that sells or distributes any boiler, pressure system, amusement ride, or elevator and kindred equipment required to be inspected pursuant to this chapter. [L 1980, c 19, pt of §1; am L 2018, c 186, §1; am L 2021, c 200, §2]

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