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 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 emissions. Membership will include representatives from across the industry, including:

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


Deadline for applications is Aug. 25, 2017.

Highlight the representative position in a letter of interest and send it to the following address or by email at Elevatorsect@lni.wa.gov:

Chief Elevator Inspector
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
PO Box 44800
Olympia WA 98504-4460

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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