2003 -- H 6026
A N A C T
RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
Introduced By: Representatives McManus, Moffitt, Long, Scott, and Mumford
Date Introduced: February 12, 2003
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 28-20-19 of the General Laws in Chapter 28-20 entitled "Division
of Occupational Safety" is hereby amended to read as follows:
28-20-19. Occupational safety and health review board. -- (a) The occupational safety
and health review board is hereby established.
(b) The review board shall be composed of
three (3) seven (7)
members appointed by the
governor, one of whom shall be a qualified member of the occupational safety profession, one
(1) shall be a qualified elevator representative, one (1) shall be a qualified mechanical
representative, one (1) shall be a qualified electrical representative, and one (1) shall be a
qualified operating engineer representative, nominated by the director of labor and training, one
shall be a qualified representative of the occupational health profession, nominated by the director
and one shall be a representative of the public who acts as
chairperson of the
(c) The term of office of each member of the review board is six (6) years
except that of the
members of the review board first taking office, one is appointed for six (6)
years, one is appointed
for four (4) years and one is appointed for two (2) years.
(d) The review board shall conduct hearings pursuant to chapter 35 of title 42 in all cases
involving contests of the decisions of the director, and the commission for occupational safety
and health made pursuant to this chapter and chapter 19 of this title.
Two (2) Five (5) members of the review board constitute a
quorum, and official
can be taken only on the affirmative vote of at least
two (2) five
(5) members. In the event
of a lack of a quorum, the director of labor and training shall have the authority to designate an
employee of the department of labor and training to serve on the board for purposes of obtaining
a quorum only. Said employee shall have no voting privileges.
(f) The review board shall set its own rules established pursuant to the requirements of
chapter 35 of title 42.
(g) The members of the review board will be paid at a daily rate as
determined by the director. (h)(g) Clerical and other assistance that may be required by the
review board shall be
furnished by the director.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.