It shall be the duty of every person owning or controlling the heating plant which furnishes heat to any factory or workshop, to maintain a temperature within such factory or workshop of not less than 68 degrees Fahrenheit without such undue restriction of ventilation as to interfere with proper sanitary conditions therein; provided, however, that this requirement shall not apply to any factory or workshop where the business conducted therein is of such a nature that a higher or lower temperature than 68 degrees Fahrenheit is necessary or expedient for the work, or manufacturing processes of such business; and provided, further, that in all such cases, when such higher or lower temperature is necessary or expedient, the moisture content of the air shall be increased where the temperature is maintained below 68 degrees Fahrenheit or decreased where the temperature is maintained above 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the proper amount to maintain a wet bulb temperature between 54 degrees and 58 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the case of special manufacturing processes where it is necessary or expedient to maintain a wet bulb temperature below or above the extremes herein set forth, the commissioner of buildings shall prescribe and enforce such reasonable precautions and safeguards as will meet the requirements of such special manufacturing processes without endangering the health of the occupants of such factory or workshops. The manner of determining the temperature in all cases where the temperature to be maintained is 68 degrees Fahrenheit shall be the same as in Section 5-4-060*, and in all other cases shall be in such practical manner as the commissioner of buildings may determine.
* Editor’s note – Repealed by Coun. J. 3-31-04, p. 20916, § 1.1.
It shall be the duty of any person owning or controlling the heating plant which furnishes heat to any office, store, or other place of employment to maintain a temperature therein of not less than 68 degrees Fahrenheit without such undue restriction of ventilation as to interfere with proper sanitary conditions therein, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M., from October 1st of each year to June 1st of the succeeding year, Sundays and full legal holidays excepted.
The provisions of this section shall apply to every existing building or portion thereof containing a factory or workshop, office, store or other place of employment, as the case may be.
(Prior code § 96-27; Amend Coun. J. 3-31-04, p. 20916, § 2.6)