Division of Safety & Health Boards and Councils

Blasters Board of Examiners

Staff Contact

Vincent Rapacciuolo, Safety & Health Program Manager 2
Phone (518) 457-3530 email – [email protected]

Responsibilities

  • Make recommendations to the Commissioner of Labor with respect to examinations, experience, and competence of such applicants.
  • Holds hearings prior to Commissioner's determination to suspend or revoke certificates, or to refuse renewal of certificates.
  • Reports findings and recommendations to the Commissioner with respect to such hearings.

Authority: 12 NYCRR 61

Membership Structure
Three members appointed by the Commissioner of Labor. At least one shall be a blaster who holds a valid certificate of competence and at least one other member shall be a representative of explosives manufacturers.

Frequency of Meetings:: As Needed

Meeting Location: Albany, NY

Program Justification:  Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health

September 30, 2022 Blaster Board Meeting Recording

Carnival, Fair and Amusement Park Safety Advisory Board

Staff Contact

Vincent Rapacciuolo, Safety & Health Program Manager 2
Phone (518) 457-3530 email – [email protected]

Responsibilities
Advises the Commissioner of Labor about rules and regulations that prevent personal injuries in the use of amusement devices at carnivals, fairs, and amusement parks.

Authority: Section 870-n of the Labor Law

Membership Structure
Eleven members: five appointed by the Governor, two appointed by the President of the Senate, two appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate and one appointed by the Minority Leader of the Assembly. The term of service is five years or until a successor is appointed. The Governor designates one of his appointees to serve as chairperson.

Frequency of Meetings: As Needed

Meeting Location: Various locations throughout the state as required.

Program Justification: Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health

Comments: No provision for quorum

Crane Operator Board of Examiners

Staff Contact

Vincent Rapacciuolo, Safety & Health Program Manager 2
Phone (518) 457-3530 email – [email protected]

Responsibilities

  • Make recommendations to the Commissioner of Labor with respect to examinations, experience, and competence of such applicants.
  • Holds hearings prior to determinations by the Commissioner to suspend or revoke certificates, or to refuse to renew certificates.
  • Report findings and recommendations to the Commissioner with respect to such hearings

Authority

12 NYCRR 61

Membership Structure
Three members are appointed by the Commissioner of Labor: one of whom is a crane operator and one represents crane owners. 

Frequency of Meetings: As Needed 

Meeting Location: Various locations throughout the state as required.

Program Justification: Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health

Comments: No provision for quorum

Elevator Safety and Standards Advisory Board

Staff Contact

Vincent Rapacciuolo, Safety & Health Program Manager 2
Phone (518) 457-3530 email – [email protected]

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Commissioner and the Department in establishing the state regulations for equipment covered by Article 33.
  • Develop recommendations for an enforcement program which will ensure compliance with the regulations and requirements promulgated by the Commissioner pursuant to Article 33.
  • Assist the Commissioner in granting exceptions and variances from the literal requirements of the applicable code and standards, regulations, and local legislation, in cases where such variances would not jeopardize the public safety and welfare.
  • Assist the Commissioner in setting fee schedules for licenses, permits, and inspections. The fees shall reflect the actual costs and expenses to conduct the duties as described in Article 33.
  • Assist the Commissioner in any and all things necessary or convenient to the Commissioner's duty to carry out the purposes of Article 33.

Authority

New York Labor Law § 956

Membership Structure

Thirteen members: 7 members appointed by the Governor, 3 members appointed by the Temporary President of the Senate, and 3 members appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly. The appointees to the board shall be representatives of elevator manufacturers, building owners or managers, elevator industry construction workers, elevator servicing companies, elevator industry associations, elevator mechanics, or fire marshals. The board shall elect a chairperson to serve for the term of their appointment to the board.

Frequency of Meetings: As Needed 

Program Justification: Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health

Video of 1.17.23 Meeting

Passenger Tramway Advisory Council

Staff Contact

Vince Rapacciuolo, Safety & Health Program Manager 2
Phone (518) 457-3530 email –
[email protected]

Responsibilities
Advises the Commissioner of Labor regarding rules and regulations that prevent personal injuries from occurring in the use of ski tows, other passenger tramways and downhill ski areas.

AuthoritySection 12c of the Labor Law

Membership Structure
Seven members appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate for a five-year term or until a successor is appointed. The Governor designates one of the members to serve as chairperson. Four members shall be an officer or an employee of a privately-operated ski center, and three members shall be representatives of the public.

Frequency of Meetings: As Needed

Meeting Location: Various locations throughout the state as required

Program Justification:  Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health

Comments: No provision for quorum

Pyrotechnician Board of Examiners

Staff Contact

Vincent Rapacciuolo, Safety & Health Program Manager 2
Phone (518) 457-3530 email – [email protected]

Responsibilities

  • Make recommendations to the Commissioner of Labor with respect to examinations, experience, and competence of such applicants
  • Hold hearings prior to Commissioner's determination to suspend or revoke certificates, or to refuse renewal of certificates
  • Report findings and recommendations to the Commissioner with respect to such hearings

Authority: 12NYCRR 61

Membership Structure
The Commissioner shall appoint at least three examining boards. At least one member of such board shall be a certified Pyrotechnician and at least one other member of such board shall be a representative of a company that conducts pyrotechnics or fireworks shows. 

Frequency of Meetings: As Needed 

Meeting Location: Various locations throughout the state as required

Program Justification: Worker Protection, Division of Safety & Health

May 2022 Pyrotechnician Examining Board Meeting Recording