TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-25
Boiler Inspection and Pressure Vessels

SECTION 28-25-4


§ 28-25-4 Authorized inspectors.

The administrator through the chief inspector of the division of occupational safety may issue a commission to act as an authorized inspector to any person employed by the division of occupational safety or by an insurance company authorized to insure boilers against explosion in this state who holds a certificate of competency having passed a written examination approved by the administrator, or in lieu of the examination, who holds a certificate of competency as an inspector of boilers from a state that has a standard of examination equal to that of this state, or who holds a certificate issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, to the effect that the holder thereof is authorized by it to inspect steam boilers in this state. The fee adopted by the code commission for occupational safety and health for the inspectors' commission shall be paid to the administrator of the division of occupational safety and shall be valid until termination of the inspectors' employment. In addition to the authorized inspectors authorized under this section, the administrator shall, upon the request of any company operating pressure vessels in this state for which the owner or user maintains a regularly established inspection service, issue to those persons a commission as an owner/user inspector. Owner/user inspectors shall hold a certificate of competency having passed a written examination approved by the administrator, or in lieu of the examination, who holds a certificate issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. All authorized inspectors shall register and renew their commission with the administrator of occupational safety on an annual basis. An authorized inspector shall be compensated by the company employing him or her, and the fee provided for in § 28-25-12 shall not be collected by any authorized inspector. If an applicant for a commission to act as an authorized inspector fails to pass the examination, he or she may apply again for examination after a period of three (3) months has elapsed. The administrator of the division of occupational safety may at any time revoke any commission issued by him or her, to act as an authorized inspector for the incompetence or untrustworthiness of the holder of the commission or for willful falsification of any matter or statement contained in his or her application or in a report of any inspection made by him or her. A person whose commission has been suspended shall be entitled to an appeal as provided in § 28-20-19, and to be present in person and to be represented by counsel at the hearing of the appeal. The administrator of the division of occupational safety may at any time revoke any commission issued by him or her, to act as an authorized inspector for cause shown after a hearing of which the holder of the commission shall receive five (5) days notice in writing.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 94, § 2; P.L. 1928, ch. 1197, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 297, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 28-25-2; P.L. 1977, ch. 272, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 508, § 1.)