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Building Equipment Safety and What You Need To Know about Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Elevators. Martin O’Malley, Governor Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor Alexander M. Sanchez, Secretary. Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. Division of Labor and Industry

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Building Equipment Safety

and

What

You

Need To Know about

Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Elevators.

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Martin O’Malley, Governor Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor

Alexander M. Sanchez, Secretary

Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation

Division of Labor and Industry

Ron DeJuliis, Commissioner

Safety Inspection Unit

Rob McGeeney

Program Manager

purpose
Purpose

An Overview

of the elevator, boiler and pressure vessel safety law.

&

The responsibilities of

Industry Stakeholders.

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What is The Safety Inspection Unit?

  • Amusement Ride Safety
  • Railroad Safety and Health
  • Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety
  • Elevator Safety
what does the siu do
What does the SIU do?

coordinates and conducts inspections of equipment that have been determined to have a high risk potential if not installed, maintained and operated safely.

We are the “Public Safety” side of DLLR.

inspections reduce the risk
Inspections Reduce the Risk...

of injury by identifying hazards, failures and inadequate installation and maintenance of equipment at the time of inspection and hopefully before public exposure.

“protection through inspection”

affecting the safety of
Affecting the Safety of...
  • Neighbors,
  • Friends,
  • Relatives,
  • You and;
  • Our Children.

We are the “Public Safety” side of DLLR.

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The Elevator Safety Inspection Unit

Larry Kreseski

Chief Elevator Inspector

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Elevator Safety Review Board

Edward M. Hord,

Chairman

Ron DeJuliis Michael Warfield

Sonny Yeatman Charles E. Meeks

Rick J. Lowman Chris Mendoza

Debra D. Wylie

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Elevator Safety Act

Public Safety Article, Title 12, Subtitle 8

Annotated Code of Maryland

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 09.12.81

elevator safety law applies to all
Elevator safety law applies to all:

elevator units operating in Maryland, except......

Ups & Downs

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When:

1) installed in a privately owned single-family residential dwelling; or

2) installed in a building or structure under federal control or regulation.

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What’s an elevator unit?
  • Passenger and freight elevators
  • Special purpose elevators
  • Escalators and moving walks
  • Dumbwaiters
  • Vertical and inclined platform lifts
  • Stairway chair lifts
major change
Major Change

ELEVATORS

The owner of the elevator unit must hire an Authorized Third Party Qualified Elevator Inspector (TPQEI) to perform the required safety inspection.

State inspectors will no longer perform periodic annual safety inspections.

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SIU will continue….

  • Final Inspections on new elevators
  • Perform inspections on altered elevator units
  • Investigate accidents and complaints
  • Follow-up inspections to confirm corrective action
  • Comprehensive 5-year inspection of elevator units
  • Periodic annual inspection of publicly owned elevator units
  • Quality control monitoring of inspections performed by TPQEI.
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Building Owner Responsibilities

  • Re-registration of equipment
      • Annually
      • 30 days before periodic inspection
  • Contract with a TPQEI
      • Perform inspection on or before due date
      • Submit inspection report to Commissioner

DLLR will notify owner 90 days in advance of the periodic inspection.

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Building Owner Responsibilities

Must contract with an authorized TPQEI to perform the required periodic annual inspections.

A listing of authorized TPQEI can be found on the DLLR web site. www.dllr.state.md.us/

The elevator maintenance company is not authorized to perform the required periodic annual safety inspections.

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Building Owner Responsibilities

  • Ensure that:
    • Inspections are performed on or before the inspection due date
    • Any identified violations are abated
    • You receive a Certificate of Inspection and...
    • Post the Certificate in or on the equipment.
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Building Owner Responsibilities

  • Maintain their elevator units in accordance with the applicable safety code.
  • Ensure that all required tests, inspections, repairs and maintenance are performed by qualified persons.
  • All required test, repair and maintenance documentation are to be kept on the premises and available to State and authorized inspectors.
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Building Owner Responsibilities

  • Operating a elevator in Maryland without a valid Certificate of Inspection is a violation of the law and subject to penalty.
authorized inspectors
Authorized Inspectors
  • All TPQEI must register and be authorized by the Commissioner.
  • Every authorized inspector will be issued credentials identifying them as an “Authorized TPQEI ”.
  • TPQEI authorization must be renewed annually. Inspectors must maintain their professional credentials and liability insurance. It is the responsibility of the inspector to ensure their authorization remains valid.
  • Inspection reports received from a TPQEI with an invalid authorization will be rejected which may result in the owner being in violation and subject to penalty.
tpqei authorization id
TPQEI Authorization ID

TPQEI - Level 1

Must be an independent elevator consultant, employed by an independent inspection agency or employed by the insurer of the elevator unit; and

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Owner and User Responsibilities

A listing of Authorized Third Party Inspectors can be found on the Safety Inspection Unit’s web site.

http://www.dllr.maryland.gov/labor/safety/

Only Authorized Third Party Inspectorscan perform the required periodic safety inspections.

the process
The Process

1. About 90 days before your inspection due date, you will receive a reminder notice from the State. Included will be a re-registration form.

At least 30 days before the inspection due date, complete and return the re-registration form

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The Process

2. Contract with your TPQEI to perform the required annual periodic inspection.

3. Perform the inspection on or before the due date.

4. Submit the inspection report to the Commissioner within 30 days of performing the inspection.

5. If necessary, perform a follow-up inspection to verify compliance for each violation noted.

6. Submit the follow-up inspection report to the Commissioner within 30 days of the inspection.

the process2
The Process

7. Expect to receive your Certificate of Inspection within 14 days after a satisfactory annual periodic inspection report is received.

the process3
The Process
  • If an inspection report is not received within 45 days after the due date, SIU may send a PAST DUE NOTICE.
  • If an inspection report is not received within 60 days after the due date, SIU may issue a CITATION with PENALTY.
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The Boiler and Pressure Vessel

Safety Inspection Unit

Karl Kraft

Chief Boiler Inspector

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Board of Boiler Rules

Ashwani K. Gupta, Ph.D.

Chairman

Leonard Billian, P.E. Carey M. Dove

Eric Harvey Kevin J. Mulvey

Brian M. Wodka, P.E. J. Ronald DeJuliis

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Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act

Public Safety Article, Title 12, Subtitle 9

Annotated Code of Maryland

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 09.12.01

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The Boiler & Pressure Vessel Safety Law applies to all pressure retaining objects operating in Marylandunless specifically exempt.
major change1
Major Change

October 1, 2010

If a BPV is not insured, then the owner or user must hire an Authorized Inspection Agency (AIA) to perform the required safety inspection.

Note: If BPV is insured, the insurer must perform the required inspection.

State inspectors will no longer perform periodic safety inspections (“certificate inspections”).

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Boiler and Pressure Vessel

Stakeholders

Deputy Inspectors and Special Inspectors

Insurer and Non-Insurer AIA

Owners and User

Installers and Repair Organizations

Database “Participants” and “Non-Participants”

State Administrators

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State Inspectors
  • Deputy Inspectors
    • SHALL
      • Investigate accidents & explosions
      • Investigate complaints about the operation of BPVs
      • Monitor the inspections of Special Inspectors
    • MAY
      • Inspect new BPVs
      • Inspect repairs & alterations
      • Inspect antiques and models
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Authorized Inspection Agencies
  • Insurer AIAs SHALL:
    • Perform periodic safety inspections of INSURED objects.
  • Non-Insurer AIAs MAY:
    • Perform periodic safety inspections of NON-INSURED objects.
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Owner and User Responsibilities

  • Registration of equipment
      • Annually
      • 30 days before periodic inspection (verifying location data)
  • Perform Inspections on or before due date
      • Insurer performs inspection or;
      • Contract with non-insurer AIA to perform inspection

DLLR will notify owner 90 days in advance of the periodic inspection.

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Owner and User Responsibilities

  • Maintain their boiler and pressure vessel in accordance with the applicable laws, regulations and safety codes.
  • Ensure that all required tests, inspections, repairs and maintenance are performed by qualified persons.
  • All required test, repair and maintenance documentation are to be kept on the premises and available to State and authorized inspectors.
  • Comply with Stationary Engineer Law
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Owner and User Responsibilities

A listing of Authorized Inspection Agencies can be found on the Safety Inspection Unit’s web site.

http://www.dllr.maryland.gov/labor/safety/

Only Authorized Inspection Agencies can perform the required periodic safety inspections.

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Owner and User Responsibilities

  • Ensure that;
    • Inspections are performed or before the due date
    • Any identified violations are abated
    • You receive a Certificate of Inspection
    • You Post the Certificate in or on the equipment.
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Owner and User Responsibilities

  • Operating a boiler or pressure vessel in Maryland without a valid Certificate of Inspection is a violation of the law and subject to penalty.
the process4
The Process
  • About 90 days before your inspection due date, DLLR will send a reminder including a re-registration form.
  • At least 30 days before the inspection due date, complete and return the re-registration form
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The Process
  • Contact an Authorized Inspection Agency
    • If insured, insurer AIA must inspect
    • If not insured, contract with a non-insurer AIA to perform inspection.
    • The inspection should be done within 30 days prior to the due date.
    • The inspection report shall be received by SIU within 30 days after the inspection date.
the process6
The Process
  • If a violation was noted
    • A follow-up inspection shall be done to verify compliance.
    • The follow-up inspection report shall be received by DLLR within 30 days after the follow-up inspection date.
the process7
The Process
  • After a satisfactory inspection report is received, your Certificate will be mailed within 14 days.
  • The Certificate of Inspection must be posted in accordance with the law.
the process8
The Process
  • If an inspection report is not received within 45 days after the due date, SIU will send a PAST DUE NOTICE.
  • If an inspection report is not received within 60 days after the due date, SIU may send a CITATION with PENALTY.
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BPV Stakeholders
  • Installers:
    • Shall notify State in writing at least 30 days prior to installation (see Notice of Installation)
    • Shall coordinate with AIA to ensure compliance with Law & Regulations
    • For boilers, shall submit CSD-1 form CG-500
      • CSD-1 is mandatory at time of installation (or discovery)
      • CSD-1 applies to ALL boilers unless excluded
    • BPV may be tested, but SHALL NOT be operated without a Certificate of Inspection.
    • NOTE: Maryland Boiler Law and Regulations do NOT recognize International Mechanical Code.
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BPV Stakeholders
  • Repair Organizations shall:
    • Maintain a National Board (NB) R Stamp
      • Give prior notice and receive approval
      • Repair in accordance with NB R Stamp rules
      • Submit R Forms to
        • State
        • NB
        • Owner/User
open discussion
Open Discussion

Safety Inspection Unit

Larry Kreseski,

Chief Elevator Inspector

410-767-2990, safe4u@dllr.state.md.us

Karl Kraft

Chief Boiler Inspector

410-767-2330 - boilers@dllr.state.md.us