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Elevator Safety Board

In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Labor & Industry Building is closed to the public.
If you wish to attend the meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020, you may attend via telephone.
Please use the below information:

Call number – 415-655-0003

Attendee Code – 11124011#

Meeting Dates

The Elevator Safety Board is a group of primarily private citizens who have authority to review certain matters related to the Department of Labor & Industry concerning elevators. It also has the authority to grant variances to certain regulations, and recommend regulations to the Secretary of Labor and Industry relating to construction, maintenance and inspection of elevators and safe operation of elevators.

Under the Administrative Code of 1929, amended October 30, 2017, the Elevator Safety Board consists of nine members - one a representative of the Department of Labor & Industry, one a representative of an elevator manufacturing company, one a representative of an elevator servicing company, one an architectural design or elevator consulting profession, one an elevator inspector, one a representative of a labor organization specializing in the installation, maintenance and repair or elevators and other conveyances, one a building owner or manager, one a representative of a municipality, and one a representative of the general public. These members are appointed by the Governor.

The Elevator Safety Board meets at least once each month to hold hearings and to consider appeals and requests on the elevator regulations within its jurisdiction. Click here for specific information on these Laws and Regulations administered or monitored by the Department of Labor & Industry.

Meeting Dates

In accordance with the Sunshine Law Meeting Notice, (Act 84 of 1986), proposed Elevator Safety 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.

All meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m. in Conference Room E-100, Labor & Industry Building unless otherwise stated. The proposed meeting dates are as follows:

January 21July 21
February 25August 18
March 17
(This meeting is being
held via telephone.
Please see information
at top of page.)
September 15
April 21October 20
May 21November 17
June 16December 15

A meeting of the Elevator Safety Board took place on November 12, 2019, where the public was invited to provide comments on the proposed elevator safety regulations, including the adoption of ASME A17.1-2016. The comments submitted and discussed can be found below:

Norman Martin, NEII
August Whymeyer, IUEC
Sam Clark, Elevator Rescue Instructor, part time PEMA/OSFC employee
Michael Walsh
Jack Koch, Local 5 Elevator Constructors Union
Jim Chapman, IUEC
Scott Hultstrom, National Coordinator, EIWPF
Elizabeth Baldwin, Philadelphia Licenses and Inspections
Ed Loomis, IUEC

The below spreadsheet contains recommendations on the proposed regulations made by the public, Elevator Safety Board members and the Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety during scheduled meetings of the Elevator Safety Board.

Regulations Comments
Regulations Comments - updated January 22, 2020
Regulations Comments - updated February 25, 2020
Exhibit B-1