Elevator Safety Board
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.
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.
In order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Labor & Industry Building is closed to the public.
If you wish to attend a scheduled meeting of the Elevator Safety Board, you may attend via telephone.
Please use the below information:
Teleconference Call-in Number – 267-332-8737
Attendee Code: Please refer to meeting date listed below.
To attend this meeting via Skype on your computer, please contact
RA-LIELEVSAFETYBD@pa.gov for the invitation/link.
The proposed meeting dates are as follows:
|Tuesday, January 19 - Attendee Code:
|Tuesday, February 16 - Attendee Code:
|Tuesday, March 16 - Attendee Code:
|Tuesday, April 20 - Attendee Code:
|Tuesday, May 18 - Attendee Code:
|Tuesday, June 15 - Attendee Code:
|Tuesday, July 20|
|Tuesday, August 17|
|Tuesday, September 21|
|Tuesday, October 19
|Tuesday, November 16|
|Tuesday, December 21|
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
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 - updated January 22, 2020
Regulations Comments - updated February 25, 2020
Regulations Comments - updated August 18, 2020
Regulations Comments - updated September 15, 2020
Regulations Comments - updated October 20, 2020 - FINAL
An ad hoc committee was formed in October 2020 to discuss SIL rated devices. After several meetings, below is the draft recommendation from the committee to the Elevator Safety Board to be presented at its May 18, 2021, meeting.
SIL rated devices recommendation