Chapter 100 [Reserved]
Chapter 101 Miscellaneous Safety and Environmental Regulations
Chapter 102 Fire Prevention and Investigation
Chapter 103 High-Voltage Lines
Chapter 104 Fireworks
Chapter 105 Blasting and Explosives
Chapters 106-109 [Reserved]
Chapter 110 Organized Camps
Chapter 111 Rented Premises Unfit For Habitation
Chapter 112 Mass Gatherings
Chapter 113 Swimming Pool Safety [Transferred]
Chapter 114 Ski Area Safety and Liability
Chapter 115 Tennessee Athletic Commission Act of 2008
Chapter 116 [Reserved]
Chapter 117 Tanning Facilities
Chapters 118, 119 [Reserved]
Chapter 120 Building Regulations
Chapter 121 Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators, and Aerial Tramways
Chapter 122 Boiler Inspection, Erectors and Repairers
Chapters 123, 124 [Reserved]
Chapter 125 [Reserved]
Chapter 126 Manufactured Homes
Chapters 127-130 [Reserved]
Chapter 131 Hazardous Substances
Chapters 132-134 [Reserved]
Chapter 135 Liquefied Petroleum
Chapters 136-139 [Reserved]
Chapter 140 Emergency Services
Chapter 141 Poison Control
Chapter 142 Child Fatality Review and Prevention
Chapter 143 Shaken Baby Syndrome
Chapters 144-199 [Reserved]

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 68 > Safety

  • Aerial passenger tramways: means recreational transportation of passengers on devices that are usually referred to by the following names:

    (A) Reversible Aerial Tramways. See

  • Agent: means a person:

    (A) Authorized to act for and on behalf of the landlord for the acceptance of service of process and for receipt of notices and demands or who becomes an agent pursuant to §. See

  • Agent: means any person authorized by the commissioner of revenue to purchase and affix stamps on packages of cigarettes. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
  • Agriculture: means :

    (i) The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

  • Airblast: means a pressure wave from a blast traveling through the atmosphere. See
  • Alteration: means any change or addition to the equipment other than ordinary repairs or replacement. See
  • Amateur: means a person who has never competed as a professional in this state or any other state in an unarmed combat sport competition or contest for any purse or item of value, other than for a prize or item of value that does not exceed fifty dollars ($50). See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Ambulance: means any privately or publicly owned land or air vehicle that is especially designed, constructed or modified and equipped and is intended to be used for and is maintained or operated for transportation upon the streets, highways or airways in this state for persons who are sick, injured, wounded, otherwise incapacitated, helpless, or in need of medical care. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Ambulance service: means the principal use of any privately or publicly owned ambulance for the transportation of injured or infirm persons. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Amusement device: includes , but is not limited to, roller coasters, Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, glasshouses, and walk-through dark houses. See
  • Antifreeze: means any substance or preparation sold, distributed or intended for use as the cooling liquid or to be added to the cooling liquid in the cooling system of internal combustion engines of motor vehicles to prevent freezing of the cooling liquid or to lower its freezing point. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
  • Application fee: means the fee due at the time an application for a license is submitted to the commission. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Approved: means approved by the commissioner. See
  • Approved inspection agency: means a person, organization or local government approved by the commissioner to be especially qualified by reason of facilities, personnel, experience, and demonstrated reliability, to investigate, test, evaluate and inspect modular building units, systems, or the component parts of modular building units together with the plans, specifications, and quality control procedures to ensure that such units, systems, or component parts are in full compliance with the standards adopted by the commissioner pursuant to this part and to label such units complying with those standards. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
  • Art supplies: includes :

    (A) Any raw or processed material or manufactured product marketed or being represented by the manufacturer, repackager or retailer as being suitable for use in any phase of the creation of any work of visual or graphic art of any medium. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303

  • Assembly: means a gathering of five thousand (5,000) or more people that is conducted or can reasonably be expected to be conducted for eighteen (18) or more hours continuously, whether on public or private property. See
  • Association of Boxing Commissions: means the association recognized by state athletic commissions that affiliate with the association regarding rules and regulations of unarmed combat sports. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • ATF: means the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives of the United States department of justice. See
  • Authorization: means any and all forms of official permission required by this part, including licenses, permits and certificates. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Banned hazardous substance: means :

    (i) Any toy or other article intended for use by children, that:

    (a) Is a hazardous substance. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102

  • Bittering agent: means denatonium benzoate. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
  • Blast hole: means a hole drilled in rock or other material for the placement of explosives. See
  • Blaster: means a person qualified by reason of training, knowledge, experience and registration to fire or detonate explosives in blasting operations. See
  • Blasting operation: means the use of explosives in the blasting of stone, rock, ore or any other natural formation, or in any construction or demolition work. See
  • Board: means the elevator and amusement device safety board, created in §. See
  • Board: means the Tennessee emergency medical services board. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Boiler: means and includes a closed vessel or vessels intended for use in heating water or other liquids or for generating steam or other vapors under pressure or vacuum by the direct application of heat from combustible fuels, electricity, or nuclear energy, and also includes an unfired pressure vessel, meaning a vessel in which pressure is obtained from an external source or from an indirect application of heat. See Tennessee Code 68-122-102
  • Boxing: means unarmed combat to compete with the fists. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Certificate: means official acknowledgment that an individual has successfully complied with all requirements to practice and has completed a training program accredited or recognized by the board. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Charge: means a quantity of explosives that is to be detonated within a segregated position in the blast design. See
  • Cigarette: means any roll for smoking, whether made wholly or in part of tobacco or any other substance, regardless of size or shape, and whether or not the tobacco or substance is flavored, adulterated or mixed with any other ingredient, the wrapper or cover of which is made of paper or any other substance or material except tobacco. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
  • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Combatant: means any person eighteen (18) years of age or older who engages in a professional unarmed combat contest. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Commerce: means any and all commerce within the state of Tennessee and subject to the jurisdiction of the state of Tennessee, and includes the operation of any business or service establishment. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
  • Commerce: means any and all commerce within the state of Tennessee and subject to the jurisdiction of the state of Tennessee, and includes the operation of any business or service establishment. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303
  • Commission: means the Tennessee athletic commission. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of labor and workforce development or any of the commissioner's authorized representatives. See
  • Commissioner: means commissioner of commerce and insurance. See
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health or the commissioner's authorized representative. See
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of labor and workforce development. See
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of labor and workforce development. See Tennessee Code 68-122-102
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of commerce and insurance or the commissioner's designee. See Tennessee Code 68-126-402
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's legally authorized representative or agent. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
  • Commissioner: means any member of the Tennessee athletic commission. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of agriculture or the commissioner's legally authorized representative or agent. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health. See Tennessee Code 68-140-202
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of health, the commissioner's duly authorized representative, or in the event of the commissioner's absence or a vacancy in the office of commissioner, the deputy commissioner. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Contest: means an unarmed combat sport competition or exhibition in which at least one (1) of the combatants is a professional or has previously competed as a professional in this state or any other state or in which licensed combatants compete for a purse or item of value greater than that amount authorized pursuant to subdivision (1) for an amateur event. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • County mayor: means and includes "county executive" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Dealer: as used in this part , means a person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of sale, storage or delivery of liquefied petroleum gas and/or the installation of liquefied petroleum gas equipment. See Tennessee Code 68-135-101
  • defibrillator: means an automated external defibrillator. See Tennessee Code 68-140-702
  • Delay: means a period of time until detonation after application of energy to the ignition system. See
  • Delay period: means a time separation of eight (8) milliseconds or greater between detonation of charges. See
  • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See
  • Department: means the department of health. See
  • Department: means the department of health. See
  • Department: means the department of labor and workforce development. See
  • Department: means the department of labor and workforce development. See Tennessee Code 68-122-102
  • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
  • Department: means the Tennessee department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
  • Department: means the department of commerce and insurance. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Department: means the department of agriculture. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303
  • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-140-202
  • Department: means the department of health. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Director: means the director of the division of emergency medical services of the department. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Display fireworks: means those fireworks designed primarily to produce visible or audible effects by combustion, deflagration or detonation and that are classified as 1. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
  • Distance: means the actual distance in feet along ground contour to the nearest dwelling house, public building, school, church, commercial or institutional building normally occupied. See
  • Distributor: means any person engaged in the business of making sales of fireworks to any other person engaged in the business of reselling fireworks either as a retailer, wholesaler, or seasonal retailer, or any person who receives, brings or imports any fireworks of any kind, in any manner into this state, except to a holder of a Tennessee manufacturer's, distributor's, or wholesaler's permit. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
  • Dumbwaiter: means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car that moves in guides in a substantially vertical direction, the floor area of which does not exceed nine square feet (9 sq. See
  • Electrical: means of or pertaining to the flow of an electrical charge or to electrons in motion. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
  • Elevator: means a hoisting and lowering mechanism equipped with a car or platform that moves in guides in a substantially vertical direction and that serves two (2) or more floors of a building. See
  • Emergency medical entity: means any singular facility, providing emergency medical services to the general public, either resident or transient, in this state. See Tennessee Code 68-140-202
  • Emergency medical services: means the services used in responding to the perceived individual need for immediate medical care in order to prevent loss of life or aggravation of physiological or psychological illness or injury. See Tennessee Code 68-140-202
  • Escalator: means a moving inclined continuous stairway or runway used for raising or lowering passengers. See
  • Event: means any function or gathering at which there will be a fireworks display, a pyrotechnic display, a flame effect display or any combination of these displays. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
  • Event: means an amateur event in which amateurs, as defined in this section, compete in an unarmed combat sport competition in accordance with this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Explosives: means any chemical compound or other substance or mechanical system intended for the purpose of producing an explosion, or that contains oxidizing and combustible units or other ingredients in such proportion or quantities that ignition by detonation may produce an explosion, capable of causing injury to persons or damage to property. See
  • Facilities where the public congregates: means sports and entertainment arenas, musical amphitheatres, stadiums, community and convention halls, specialty event centers, amusement facilities, fairgrounds, zoos, institutions of higher education, and specialty event centers in public parks. See Tennessee Code 68-120-502
  • FIMR: means the Tennessee fetal and infant mortality review program. See Tennessee Code 68-142-203
  • fire department: means a department of a municipality, county, or political subdivision, or an organization, agency, or entity that offers its services, for or without pay, for the purpose of suppressing fires, performing rescue services, or for other emergency response purposes. See Tennessee Code 68-102-302
  • Fire marshal: means the state fire marshal. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
  • Flame effect: means the combustion of an inflammable solid, liquid or gas to produce thermal, physical, visual or audible phenomena before an audience as defined by NFPA 160. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
  • Flame effect display: means the use of flame effects before an audience as defined by NFPA 160. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
  • Freight elevator: means an elevator used primarily for carrying freight and on which only the operator and the persons necessary for loading and unloading are permitted to ride. See
  • Handler: means a person qualified by reason of training, knowledge, experience and registration to accept custody and possession of explosives in blasting operations. See
  • Hazardous locations: means those installations, glazed or to be glazed in commercial and public buildings, known as framed or unframed glass entrance doors. See Tennessee Code 68-120-301
  • Hazardous materials: includes :

    (A) Materials designated as hazardous by any governmental agency. See Tennessee Code 68-131-201

  • High-voltage: means a voltage in excess of seven hundred fifty (750) volts between conductors or from any conductor to ground. See
  • Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Hotel: means an establishment as defined in §. See Tennessee Code 68-120-502
  • Human carcinogen: means any substance listed as a human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303
  • Installation: means the assembly of modular building units on-site and/or the process of affixing modular building-related components to land, a foundation, footings, utilities, or an existing building. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
  • Installer: means a licensed manufactured home installer, or a licensed manufactured home retailer. See Tennessee Code 68-126-402
  • Interfacility telecommunications: means the exchange of ideas, instruction, or intelligence, pertaining to emergency medical services, between two (2) or more emergency medical entities. See Tennessee Code 68-140-202
  • Invalid vehicle: means any privately or publicly owned vehicle that is maintained, operated and intended to be used to transport persons who are convalescent, or otherwise nonambulatory, and do not require medical treatment while in transit. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Kickboxing: means unarmed combat involving the use of striking techniques delivered with the upper and lower body, and in which the combatants remain standing while striking. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any substance, or in the case of an article that is unpackaged or is not packaged in an immediate container intended or suitable for delivery to the ultimate consumer, a display of such matter directly upon the article involved or upon a tag or other suitable material affixed to the article, and a requirement made by or under authority of this part that any word, statement, or other information appearing on the label shall not be considered to be complied with, unless such word, statement, or other information also appears:

    (A) On the outside container or wrapper, if any there be, unless it is easily legible through the outside container or wrapper. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102

  • Label: means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any substance, or in the case of an article that is unpackaged or is not packaged in an immediate container intended or suitable for delivery to the ultimate consumer, a display of such matter directly upon the article involved or upon a tag or other suitable material affixed to the article, and a requirement made by or under authority of this part that any word, statement or other information appearing on the label shall not be considered to be complied with, unless such word, statement or other information also appears:

    (A) On the outside container or wrapper, if any there be, unless it is easily legible through the outside container or wrapper. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303

  • Landlord: means lessor, one under whom another holds premises as a tenant or lessee. See
  • Lands: includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Lead based paint activities: as used in this part has the same meaning as in the rules promulgated by the United States environmental protection agency for the federal lead-based paint program under the Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U. See Tennessee Code 68-131-404
  • Letter of denial: means a written notification from the ATF indicating that an individual is not approved to possess, use, manufacture, distribute, transport, or direct the use or management of explosives. See
  • License: means an authorization to a person to provide ambulance services. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Licensed exhibitor: means a sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, company, firm or other entity licensed under this part to perform or provide firework or pyrotechnic materials for outdoor fireworks displays, proximate pyrotechnic displays, flame effect displays or any combination of these displays. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
  • Limited blaster: means a person qualified by reason of training, knowledge, experience and registration to fire or detonate not more than five (5) pounds of explosives per blast. See
  • Local government: means any political subdivision of this state with authority to establish standards and requirements applicable to the construction, installation, alteration and repairs of buildings. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
  • Manager: means a person who:

    (i) Undertakes to represent the interests of another person by contract, agreement or other arrangement, in procuring, arranging or conducting a professional contest in which the person will participate as a combatant. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102

  • manufactured home: includes any structure that meets all the requirements of this subdivision (2), except the size requirements and with respect to which the manufacturer voluntarily files a certification required by the secretary and complies with the standards established under this title. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202
  • Manufacturer: means :

    (A) Any entity that manufactures or otherwise produces cigarettes or causes cigarettes to be manufactured or produced anywhere that the manufacturer intends to be sold in this state, including cigarettes intended to be sold in the United States through an importer. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502

  • Manufacturer: means any person engaged in manufacturing or assembling manufactured homes. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202
  • Manufacturer: means any person engaged in the making, manufacture or construction of fireworks of any kind within this state. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
  • Mechanical: means of or pertaining to the design, construction or structure of a substance. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
  • Medical direction: means the supervision by a physician licensed to practice in the state of Tennessee of all medical aspects of patient care within EMS. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • member: means a member of the Tennessee consolidated retirement system. See Tennessee Code 68-102-401
  • Member: means a member of the Tennessee emergency medical service board. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Minor: means any person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of age. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Misbranded hazardous substance: means a hazardous substance, including a toy, or other article intended for use by children, which is a hazardous substance, or which bears or contains a hazardous substance in such manner as to be susceptible of access by a child to whom such toy or other article is entrusted, intended or packaged in a form suitable for use in the household or by children, which substance, except as otherwise provided by or pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
  • Mixed martial arts: means unarmed combat using a combination of techniques from different disciplines of the martial arts, including kicking, wrestling and striking, subject to applicable limitations set forth in this chapter and rules promulgated by the commission. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Modular building unit: means a structural unit, or preassembled component unit, including the necessary electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating and other service systems, manufactured off-site and transported to the point of use for installation or erection, with or without other specified components, as a finished building. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Moving walks: means a moving runway for transporting passengers, where the passenger transporting surface remains parallel to its direction of motion and is uninterrupted. See
  • NFPA: means the National Fire Protection Association. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Operator: means a person or the agent of a person who owns or controls, or has the duty to control, the operation of an amusement device or related electrical equipment. See
  • Organized camp: means any area, place, parcel, or tract of land on which facilities are established or maintained to provide an outdoor group-living experience for children or adults, or where one (1) or more permanent or semipermanent structures are established or maintained as living or sleeping quarters for children or adults, and operated for educational, social, recreational, religious instruction or activity, physical education or health, or vacation purposes either gratuitously or for compensation. See
  • Outdoor fireworks display: means a presentation of display fireworks for a public or private gathering as defined by NFPA 1123. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
  • Owner: means a person that owns, leases, controls or manages the operations of an amusement device and may include the state or any political subdivision of the state. See
  • Passenger: means any person, while being transported or conveyed by a passenger tramway, or while waiting in the immediate vicinity for such transportation or conveyance, or while moving away from the disembarkation or unloading point of a passenger tramway to clear the way for the passengers following, or while in the act of boarding or embarking upon or disembarking from, a passenger tramway. See
  • Passenger elevator: means an elevator that is used to carry persons other than the operator and persons necessary for loading and unloading. See
  • Passenger tramway: means those devices described in American National Standards Institute Code section B 77. See
  • Patient: means an individual who, as a result of physical or mental condition, needs medical attention. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Permit: means the written authority of the state fire marshal issued under the authority of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
  • Permit: means a certification of approval for a contest or event, issued upon receipt of an application and fee that shall be established and collected pursuant to the rulemaking authority of the commission for professional and amateur events. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Permit: means an authorization issued for an ambulance vehicle as meeting the standards adopted pursuant to this part. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Person: means an individual, public or private corporation, political subdivision, government agency, municipality, industry, copartnership, association, firm, trust, estate or other entity whatsoever. See
  • Person: means any and all persons, including any:

    (A) Individual, firm, or association. See

  • Person: includes any individual, natural human being, partnership, corporation, firm, company, association, society, or group. See
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership or corporation. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
  • Person: means any individual, firm, association, corporation, or legal entity. See Tennessee Code 68-126-402
  • Person: includes an individual, partnership, corporation, or association, or the person's legal representative or agent. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
  • Person: means and includes individuals, corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships or associations, domestic and foreign. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Person: includes any individual, partnership, corporation, association or other entity. See Tennessee Code 68-131-201
  • Person: means any individual, association, organization or any other business entity, either profit or nonprofit, any state or local governmental entity, and federal agencies to the extent permitted by federal law. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Physically handicapped: means handicapped on account of sight disabilities, hearing disabilities, disabilities of incoordination, disabilities of aging, and any other disability that significantly reduces mobility, flexibility or perceptiveness. See Tennessee Code 68-120-203
  • Physician: means a person licensed to practice medicine in this state. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Practice: means the exercise of principles and skills for effective emergency medical care under medical direction recognized as acts and responsibilities within the discipline of emergency medical services. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Professional: means a person who competes or has competed in an unarmed combat sport contest for the purpose of a purse or item of value greater than that amount authorized for an amateur event, or any person who has been previously licensed in any other jurisdiction as a professional. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Promoter: means any person who produces, stages or sponsors any professional contest of unarmed combat. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Proximate pyrotechnic display: means the use of pyrotechnic devices and materials, 1. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
  • Proximate pyrotechnics: means pyrotechnic devices for professional use only, used outdoors or indoors, that are similar to consumer fireworks in chemical composition and construction, but that are not intended for consumer use, and that are defined by NFPA 1126 as 1. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
  • Public building: means any building, structure, or improved area owned or leased by the state of Tennessee or its political subdivisions, and any building, structure, or improved area used primarily by the general public as a place of gathering or amusement, including, but not limited to, theaters, restaurants, hotels, factories, office buildings, stadiums, hospitals, voting areas, shopping areas, convention centers and all other public accommodations. See Tennessee Code 68-120-203
  • Public health officer: means the director of a city, county, or district health department having jurisdiction over the community health in a specific area, or the officer's authorized representative. See
  • Purse: means the financial guarantee or any other remuneration for which combatants are participating in a professional contest and includes the combatant's share of any payment received for radio broadcasting, television or motion picture rights. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Qualified inspector: means any person who is:

    (A) Found by the commissioner to possess the requisite training and experience in respect to amusement devices to perform competently the inspections required by this chapter. See

  • Quality control and quality assurance program: means the laboratory procedures implemented to ensure that operator bias, systematic and nonsystematic methodological errors, and equipment-related problems do not affect the results of the testing. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
  • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Referee: means a person who is present in the ring during the professional contest and exercises general supervision. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Related electrical equipment: means any electrical apparatus or wiring used in connection with amusement devices. See
  • Repeatability: means the range of values within which the repeat results of cigarette test trials from a single laboratory will fall ninety-five percent (95%) of the time. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
  • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Resource inventory: means the tabulation of all equipment capable of performing telecommunications actions within, from, or to an emergency medical entity. See Tennessee Code 68-140-202
  • Responsible authority: means the local building inspector and:

    (A) The state building commission, with respect to state public buildings, as provided in §. See Tennessee Code 68-120-203

  • Responsible authority: means those entities set forth in §. See Tennessee Code 68-120-502
  • Retail dealer: means any person, other than a manufacturer or wholesale dealer, engaged in selling cigarettes or tobacco products. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
  • Retailer: means any person:

    (i) Engaged in the sale, leasing, or distribution of new manufactured homes primarily to persons who in good faith purchase or lease a manufactured home for purposes other than resale. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202

  • Retailer: means any person engaged in the business of making retail sales of fireworks at any time during the year. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
  • Reviewing authority for applications: means that individual, or designated representative, capable of determining the validity of a request to any higher agency for a required permit or license. See Tennessee Code 68-140-202
  • Ring official: means any person who performs any one (1) or more of the following official functions during the progress of a professional contest of unarmed combat:

    (A) "Announcer" means a person authorized to act as an announcer at professional contests of unarmed combat. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102

  • Ringside physician: means a person licensed to practice medicine in this state and licensed by the commission as a ring official. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Run records: means ambulance run reports relative to a response by an ambulance service or invalid vehicle operator during which a patient is evaluated, treated or transported. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Safety glazing material: means any glazing material, such as tempered glass, laminated glass, wire glass or rigid plastic, that meets the requirements of the minimum statewide building construction safety standards established by the state fire marshal pursuant to §. See Tennessee Code 68-120-301
  • Safety rules: means the rules and regulations governing rider conduct on an amusement device pursuant to §. See
  • Sale: means , in addition to its usual meaning, any sale, use, transfer, exchange, barter, gift or offer for sale and distribution, in any manner or by any means whatsoever. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
  • Sale: means an exchange of articles of fireworks for money and also includes barter, exchange, gift or offer thereof, and each such transaction made by any person, whether as principal, proprietor, salesperson, agent, association, copartnership, or one (1) or more individuals. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
  • Sanctioning organization: means an organization recognized by the Tennessee athletic commission that sanctions amateur events of unarmed combat, and is required to comply with all provisions of this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Scaled distance: means the actual distance in feet divided by the square root of the maximum charge weight per delay period, in pounds. See
  • Seasonal retailer: means any person engaged in the business of making retail sales of fireworks within this state from June 20 through July 5 and December 10 through January 2 of each year. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
  • Second: means a person, including a manager, who is present at any professional unarmed combat contest to provide assistance or advice to combatants during a professional contest of unarmed combat. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • Secretary: means the secretary of the United States department of housing and urban development. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202
  • Sell: means to sell, or to offer or agree to sell. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
  • Serious incident: means any single incident where any person or persons are immediately transported to a licensed off-site medical care facility for treatment of an injury as a result of being on, or the operation of, the amusement device. See
  • Serious physical injury: means a patron's personal injury immediately reported to the owner or operator as occurring on an amusement device and that results in death, dismemberment, significant disfigurement or other significant injury that requires immediate in-patient admission and twenty-four-hour hospitalization under the care of a licensed physician for other than medical observation. See
  • Service: means the provision of organized response by ambulances or emergency response vehicles, or the provision of emergency care on an organized basis. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Set up: means installation of the manufactured home according to the manufacturer's installation instructions or those provided in §. See Tennessee Code 68-126-202
  • Set-up: means an installation of the manufactured home according to the manufacturer's installation instructions or those provided in §. See Tennessee Code 68-126-402
  • Show settlement: means the period of time immediately following the professional contest in which a commission member or the assets of the estate, pay debts, and distribute residue to those entitled to it. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Ski area: means all the ski slopes and ski trails and passenger tramways administered or operated as a single enterprise within this state. See
  • Ski area operator: means a person or organization having operational responsibility for any ski area, including an agency of this state or a political subdivision of this state. See
  • Skier: means any person present in a ski area for the purpose of engaging in the sport of skiing, Nordic, freestyle or other types of ski jumping and who is using skis, a sled, a tube or a snowboard. See
  • Special fireworks: means all articles of fireworks that are classified as Class B explosives in the regulations of the United States department of transportation and includes all articles other than those classified as Class C. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
  • Sponsor: means any person or organization that contracts with a licensed exhibitor or certified operator to perform a fireworks display, proximate pyrotechnic display, flame effect display or any combination of these displays. See Tennessee Code 68-104-202
  • State: means the state of Tennessee. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Structure: means any building or improvement and its components, systems, fixtures, and appurtenances at the time of completion or construction. See Tennessee Code 68-126-303
  • Tanning device: means any equipment that emits radiation used for tanning of the skin, such as a sun lamp, tanning booth, or tanning bed, and includes any accompanying equipment, such as protective eyewear, timers and handrails. See
  • Tanning facility: means any place where a tanning device is used for a fee, membership dues, or any other compensation. See
  • Telecommunications: means those voice, data, and signaling transmissions and receptions between emergency medical service entities, including, but not limited to, ambulances, rescue vehicles, hospitals or other related emergency receiving facilities, emergency communications centers, physicians and emergency medical personnel, paging facilities, law enforcement agencies, fire control agencies, poison control centers, suicide prevention agencies, and disaster control centers. See Tennessee Code 68-140-202
  • Telecommunications resource coordination center: means that urban center of population within an emergency medical service area providing the facilities and manpower to maintain telecommunications contact, on a continuous basis, with other emergency medical entities within the emergency medical service area. See Tennessee Code 68-140-202
  • Tenant: means one who occupies as a residence the premises of another in subordination to that other person's title and with such other person's assent, express or implied, and whose rental payments do not exceed two hundred dollars ($200), per week or the monetary equivalent, for any period of payment other than weekly. See
  • Thermal: means of or pertaining to the transfer or manifestation of heat energy. See Tennessee Code 68-131-102
  • Third party complainant: means a health care provider or public employee who, in the regular performance of the health care provider's or public employee’s duties, has been inside a premises occupied by a tenant. See
  • Toxic: includes any substance that, when ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin, has the capacity to produce personal injury or illness. See Tennessee Code 68-131-303
  • Unarmed combat: means and shall include boxing, mixed martial arts and kickboxing as defined and regulated under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 68-115-102
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Volunteer personnel: means persons who provide emergency care without expectation of remuneration who do not receive payment for services rendered, and who do not depend on the provision of emergency care for their livelihood or a substantial portion of their livelihood. See Tennessee Code 68-140-502
  • Weight: means the maximum weight of explosive, in pounds. See
  • Wholesale dealer: means any person other than a manufacturer who sells cigarettes or tobacco products to retail dealers or other persons for purposes of resale, and any person who owns, operates or maintains one (1) or more cigarette or tobacco product vending machines in, at or upon premises owned or occupied by any other person. See Tennessee Code 68-102-502
  • Wholesaler: means any person engaged in the business of making sales of fireworks to a seasonal retailer. See Tennessee Code 68-104-101
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105