Laws, Rules, and Policies

Laws, Rules, and Policies

This is your gateway to the laws and rules, rule development, and policies for L&I’s Elevator Program. It also highlights ways to communicate with the Program.

Volunteer on the TAC

The Program is seeking volunteers — industry experts — to join the Program's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The Committee will evaluate rule proposals focusing on life/safety, state policies, maintaining a fair competitive environment, and correcting errors and omissions. Membership will include representatives from across the industry, including:

2 Elevator Board Members (Non-Voting) 1 ASME Code Panel Member
1 Fire Marshall 1 Engineer
1 Elevator Labor Representative 1 Testing Laboratory
1 Grain Industry Representative 1 General Public Member
2 L&I Inspection (1 Supervisor & 1 Inspector) 3 Elevator Mechanics
2 City Regulator (1 Supervisor & 1 Inspector) 3 Elevator Contractors
  3 Building Owners


Deadline for applications is August 25, 2017.

Highlight the representative position in a letter of interest and send it to either the following address or by email at

Chief Elevator Inspector
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
PO Box 44480
Olympia WA 98504-4480

Laws and Rules

Find out about the laws and rules applicable to elevator work in the state.


See what new rules are in development. Also, get involved in code adoption and rulemaking.

Inspection Technical Briefs and Policies

Review Elevator Program policies and technical briefs for planning, construction, and operation.


Got a question about a rule, law, or policy? Go to this page to see answers to what others have asked or to send a question of your own.


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