Appeal/Variance/Extension of Time Request Procedure
To make an application, a copy of the appropriate Industrial Board Petition must be submitted along with the items specified on the form. All fees paid to the Industrial Board
MUST be separate from any fees paid to the Bureau of Occupational and Industrial Safety.
If applicable, the petitioner may request an expedited review. If the petitioner requests an expedited review, please check the “EXPEDITED REVIEW” box located at the top of the appropriate form. An expedited review will require an additional fee payable to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Complete applications requesting an expedited review will be reviewed by a plans reviewer within 7 days of receipt of the application and fee. The petition will then be voted upon by the Industrial Board at the next scheduled Industrial Board meeting. Any petitions submitted for the next Industrial Board meeting must be received, reviewed by a plans reviewer and submitted back to the Industrial Board office by 10:00 a.m the business day before the scheduled meeting.
Board staff review any applications (petitions) submitted to the Board. If a submission is deficient (i.e. lacks plans, required fee or other information) the Board will return the submission to the petitioner. The Board will review properly completed petitions and determine if they can handle the request as a recommendation, direct action or if a personal hearing must be scheduled. The Board endeavors to act upon complete submissions within 60 days.
If a hearing is necessary, the Board will notify the petitioner in writing of the date, time and location of the hearing. Otherwise, the petition will be presented to the Board as a recommendation or direct action at a regularly scheduled meeting. After the Board renders a decision, an Industrial Board Order is issued to the petitioner.
All petitions submitted to the Industrial Board must be submitted on the appropriate form. Please contact the Industrial Board office at 717-787-6114 with any questions or concerns.
Uniform Construction Code - Buildings
The Buildings Section of the Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety reviews plans before they are submitted to the Industrial Board for action. This review is necessary to ensure that all matters requiring Board action are addressed. Visit our
Building Codes section for information on the plan review process.
Information on appeals, variances and extensions of time can be referenced in the
Pennsylvania Code, Title 34, Section 403.122 of the Uniform Construction Code.
Fire and Panic - Buildings
The Buildings Section of the Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety reviews plans before they are submitted to the Industrial Board for action. This review is necessary to ensure that all matters requiring Board action are addressed.
General Safety Law – Buildings
More information on
General Safety Law is available here.
Boiler Installation Requirements is available here.
Unfired Pressure Vessels
Requirements for Unfired Pressure Vessel Installation is available here.
Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Application Submission Requirements is available here.
Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Flammable and Combustible Liquids Installation and Inspection Requirements is available here.
Bedding and Upholstery
Bedding & Upholstery is available here.
Stuffed Toys is available here.
Completed applications, other required information and your payment should be mailed to:
Department of Labor & Industry
651 Boas Street, Room 1622
Harrisburg, PA 17121
Petitions should not be submitted via e–mail or via facsimile. If you have any questions, please contact the Industrial Board Office at 717–787–6114.