§ 23-33-2. Formulation and adoption of codes.
The code commission for occupational safety and health created by chapter 20 of title 28 shall, under and pursuant to the provisions of that chapter, formulate and/or adopt a code of rules for the construction, inspection, maintenance, and operation of new elevators, escalators and other devices subject to the provisions of this chapter. The commission shall, likewise, also formulate and/or adopt its own standard code of rules, under and pursuant to the provisions of chapter 20 of title 28, for the construction, inspection, maintenance, and operation of all existing elevators and other devices within this state. These codes shall, in general, conform to nationally accepted safety codes of such engineering bodies as the American standards association, the American society of mechanical engineers, and American society of safety engineers, and other accepted codes. The codes adopted under this section, with any and all other later revisions or editions upon their effective date shall have the force and effect of law.
(P.L. 1947, ch. 1882, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-33-2; P.L. 1989, ch. 542, § 63; P.L. 1992, ch. 53, § 1.)