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General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 28-D
§ 481. Definitions. As used in this article:

1. "Laser" means light amplification by simulated emission of

2. "Radioactive material" means any material in any form that emits
ionizing radiation spontaneously. "Radiation equipment" means any
equipment or device which can emit ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.

3. "Crane" includes but is not limited to cranes and equipment of the
following types: a mobile, carrier-mounted, power-operated hoisting
machine utilizing a power-operated boom which moves laterally by
rotation of the machine on the carrier, tower cranes, hydraulic cranes
and power-operated derricks; provided, however, that "crane" shall not
include public utility company line trucks used by a public utility
company in the construction and maintenance of its generation,
transmission and distribution facilities.

4. "Blaster" means a person who performs the act of preparation for
detonation and the detonation of an explosive.

5. "Pyrotechnician" means a person who performs the preparation for
and the firing of pyrotechnics, as defined in article sixteen of the
labor law.

6. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of labor of the state of New
York, except that any reference to the commissioner with respect to
radioactive material, as defined in this article, or radiation
equipment, as defined in this article, shall be a reference to the
commissioner of health of the state of New York.