See also: Industrial Commission of Arizona
The Boiler Advisory Board was established in 1977. Current statutory authority is found at A.R.S. §§23-471 through 23-489.
The Boiler Advisory Board assists the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) to draft standards and regulations for boilers and lined hot water storage heaters. ICA was created in 1925 to oversee state programs related to workplace safety, working conditions and worker’s compensation. The five-member Board meets at least once per year and on the call of the ICA.
Commercial boilers burn combustible fuel or use electricity to heat water, creating either hot water or steam, which is generally used to provide heating for buildings. Boilers are pressurized systems which contain very hot water or steam. Lined hot water storage heaters are used to supply potable hot water for commercial purposes. Safety measures and preventative maintenance are critical to prevent explosions, injury and damage.
Since 1977, the Industrial Commission of Arizona, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, has administered safety conditions for boilers and lined hot water storage heaters. The Boiler Advisory Board was established to work with the ICA to draft standards and regulations for boilers and lined hot water storage heaters.
Laws 2016, Chapter 356 revised the responsibilities of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health and also modified the Boiler Advisory Board to include five members who represent specific interests. Members are appointed by the Industrial Commission to three-year terms. The measure continued the Board for eight years, until July 1, 2024.
Arizona Revised Statutes
- Laws 1977, Chapter 166
- Laws 2016, Chapter 356