N.J. Admin. Code § 13:33-3.5 - Minimum optical equipment in establishments where apprentices are registered and/or where fabricating is done on the premises

(a) All optical establishments where apprentices are registered or where fabricating is done on the premises, shall be equipped with the following optical equipment in operating order:
1. One set of hand tools consisting of files, screwdrivers, pliers, hammers/anvils or hand press, reamers, taps, calipers and millimeter ruler;
2. One automatic lens analyzer, such as a lensometer, vertometer, or any other automatic electronic equipment to measure the power of a lens and lens clock;
3. Hand or automatic protractor for marking up lenses;
4. One colmascope;
5. One frame heater;
6. One automatic edger and hand finishing stone;
7. A minimum of 250 assorted frames and mountings; and
8. If the establishment fabricates glass lenses on the premises, lens hardening equipment and a drop ball tester.
(b) Notwithstanding (a) above, an apprentice may work at an optical establishment where the optical equipment required by (a) above is not in operating order if:
1. The establishment notifies the Board in writing that the equipment is inoperable within two days of the equipment becoming inoperable; and
2. A service visit to fix the equipment has been scheduled.
(c) Apprentices shall not work in a facility that does not have the equipment required by (a) above.


N.J. Admin. Code § 13:33-3.5
Amended by R.1984 d.534, effective 11/19/1984.
See: 16 N.J.R. 2062(a), 16 N.J.R. 3207(a).
Substantially amended.
Amended by R.2000 d.146, effective 4/3/2000.
See: 32 N.J.R. 241(a), 32 N.J.R. 1236(a).
In (a), rewrote the introductory paragraph and 7, deleted "or similar instrument, lens hardening equipment, drop ball tester" at the end of 4, and added 8.
Recodified from N.J.A.C. 13:33-2.1 by R.2005 d.305, effective 9/6/2005.
See: 37 N.J.R. 938(a), 37 N.J.R. 3437(a).
Amended by R.2011 d.074, effective 3/7/2011.
See: 42 N.J.R. 1994(b), 43 N.J.R. 642(a)
In the introductory paragraph of (a), inserted "in operating order"; and added (b) and (c).

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