Elevator Rules (Safety Codes)
Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Department of Labor & Industries, Tukwila office
12806 Gateway Drive South
Tukwila, WA 98168
The hearing will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue until all oral comments are received.
L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on June 13, 2023.
This rulemaking adopts new safety codes for elevators and other conveyances under chapter 296-96 WAC. L&I’s Elevator Program reviewed the existing rules to adopt new safety codes from the 2019 edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A17.1/CSA B44 - 2019, Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, and other related codes. The review process included an opportunity for elevator stakeholders to participate in the review of the existing rules, submit proposals for amendments, and provide recommendations to L&I on proposals. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), consisting of multiple industry representatives, and the Elevator Safety Advisory Board (ESAC) reviewed the proposals and provided advice to L&I on adoption of the rules. This rulemaking is necessary to update the rules with the latest safety code requirements, so Washington State is consistent with the national consensus codes that govern conveyances. Additionally, other amendments to this chapter were needed to bring the rules up-to-date and to adopt amendments requested by stakeholders.