The Industrial Board is a group of primarily private citizens who have authority to review certain matters related to the Department of Labor & Industry mainly concerning construction. It reviews decisions made by the Department to determine if these decisions are consistent with the purpose and intent of certain laws enforced by the Department. It also has the authority to grant variances to certain regulations.
Under the Administrative Code of 1929, the Industrial Board consists of six members - one a licensed architect, one a licensed engineer, one a representative of the building industry with experience in building safety, one a representative of an employee organization with experience in building safety, and two representatives of the general public. These members are appointed by the Governor and are confirmed by a majority vote of the Senate. The Secretary of Labor & Industry, or the secretary's designee, is Chairman of the Board.
Act 80 gives the Industrial Board the authority to establish technical Advisory Boards to assist in the performance of its duties. Currently, there are three Advisory Boards: the Elevator Advisory Board, Boiler Advisory Board, and the Liquefied Petroleum and Gas Advisory Board. These Advisory Board members are appointed by the Secretary of Labor & Industry. These Boards were established to draft, maintain, and interpret regulations and to give technical advice on variances and appeals. The Advisory Boards meet at the call of the Chairman.
The Industrial Board meets at least once each month to hold hearings and to consider appeals and requests on the following regulations within its jurisdiction. Click here for specific information on these Laws and Regulations administered or monitored by the Department of Labor & Industry.
Uniform Construction Code
Fire and Panic
Boilers and Unfired Pressure Vessels
Elevators, Escalators, Dumbwaiters and Hoists
Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Bedding and Upholstery
In accordance with the Sunshine Law Meeting Notice, (Act 84 of 1986), proposed Industrial Board meeting dates are published as a matter of public record. Meeting dates are subject to change based on Board Members' schedules and, if changed, republication is made.
The proposed meeting dates are as follows: