The Industry Inspection Bureau enforces regulations for the protection of the public in the areas of amusement rides, some grandstands, tents and bleachers, places of public assembly, passenger tramways/ski lifts, storage of explosives, and certain types of coin-operated machines. In addition, the Bureau enforces regulations in window cleaning, aerial performances, High Voltage Proximity and other hazardous areas.
The Bureau also supports both the Passenger Tramway Advisory Council, which advises the Commissioner of Labor on matters concerning passenger tramway safety and alpine skiing, and the Carnival, Fair and Amusement Park Safety Advisory Board, which advises the Commissioner on matters relating to amusement device safety at carnivals, fairs and amusement parks. See more information about Boards and Councils.
Types of Inspections
- The Industry Inspection Bureau conducts inspections to ensure compliance with inspection requirements for elevators and escalators in factory and mercantile establishments. The Engineering Services Unit reviews and approves plans for elevators and escalators in factory and mercantile establishments. Code Rule 8
- The Industry Inspection Bureau conducts inspections to ensure window cleaning equipment meets the design and safety standards set out in Code Rule 21. The Bureau also investigates accidents involving window cleaning equipment. The Engineering Services Unit reviews and approves plans for window cleaning equipment.
- The Industry Inspection Bureau issues permit for ski tows and other passenger tramways and inspects them for compliance with applicable safety regulations. The Bureau also investigates accidents involving ski tows and other passenger tramways Code Rule 32. The Engineering Services Unit reviews and approves applications for ski tows and passenger tramways.
- The Industry Inspection Bureau inspects places of public assembly (capacity of 100 or more) for compliance with applicable building and fire codes. Code Rule 36. The Engineering Services Unit reviews and approves plans for places of public assembly. Code Rule 36 allows Communities to take over responsibility for its enforcement. For more information and a list of communities that have done so click here.
- The Industry Inspection Bureau inspects and certifies magazines for storage of explosives and enforces certification requirements for the possession, use and sale of explosives. Code Rule 39. The Engineering Services Unit issues variances for the storage of explosives. Code Rule 39 is in the process of being updated. If you would like to provide input, please contact us at [email protected].
- The Industry Inspection Bureau reviews and inspects safety apparatus for aerial performances greater than 20 feet in height. The Bureau also investigates accidents involving aerial performances. Code Rule 41.
- Coin-operated machines that perform a manufacturing process (including clothes washing and drying) are inspected by the Industry Inspection Bureau for compliance with Code Rule 43.
- The Industry Inspection Bureau issues permits for amusement devices, tents, and viewing stands. Amusement devices, tents and viewing stands are inspected for compliance with applicable safety regulations. Code Rule 45. The Engineering Services Unit reviews and approves applications for tents and bleachers for 300 or more occupants.
- Glass doors are inspected by the Industry Inspection Bureau for compliance with the safety requirements of Code Rule 47.
- The Industry Inspection Bureau inspects ski areas for compliance with Code Rule 54, which contains regulations providing for the safety of the public while skiing. The Bureau also investigates accidents involving skiers and snowboarders.
- The Industry Inspection Bureau enforces regulations that protect workers from the dangers of working around high voltage (in excess of 600 volts) electrical lines and also investigates accidents involving workers' contact with such lines. Code Rule 57.
- The Industry Inspection Bureau enforces standards to protect the public in crane work areas and enforces certification requirements for crane operators. Code Rule 61
Industry Code Rules
- AV 99: Elevators Plan and Fee Submission
- AV 64
- AV 77
- AV 82
- AV 110: Working from Powered Platforms
- AV 111: Working from Elevated Work Platforms
- AV 112: Working from Ladders
Code Rule 32: Ski Tows and Other Passenger Tramways
- AV 72
- AV 73
- AV 74
- AV 116: Responsibility for Annual Approval of Plans
- Code Rule 36 allows for Communities to take over responsibility for its enforcement, for more information and a list of communities that have done so click here.
Code Rule 41: Aerial Performers
Code Rule 43: Coin-Operated Machines
Code Rule 54: Safety in Skiing
Code Rule 57: High Voltage Proximity
Code Rule 61: Occupational Licensing and Certification
- AV 122: Special Provisions for Blasters
You may contact the Industry Inspection Bureau via email at [email protected] or try one of the district offices below:
Counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga,
Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster, Warren, and Washington.
State Office Campus, Room 157, Albany, NY 12240
Phone (518) 457-2131 Fax (518) 457-4411
Counties: Allegany, Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben
Sullivan, Tompkins, and Tioga.
State Office Building, Room 901, 44 Hawley St., 9th Floor, Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone (607) 721-8211 Fax (607) 721-8207
Counties: Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara.
65 Court St., Room 400, Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone (716) 847-7134 Fax (716) 847-7108
Garden City District
Counties covered: Nassau and Suffolk
400 Oak St., Suite 101, Garden City, NY 11530-6551
Phone (516) 228-3929 Fax (516) 794-1623
New York City District
Counties: Bronx, Kings, Queens, New York, and Richmond
1 Hudson Square, 75 Varick St. (7th Floor), New York, NY 10013
Phone (212) 775-3564 Fax (212) 621-0848
Counties: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates.
109 South Union St., Room 402, Rochester, NY 14607
Phone (585) 258-4574 Fax (585) 258-4593
Counties: Cayuga, Cortland, Jefferson, Onondaga, Oswego, and Seneca.
450 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone (315) 479-3229 Fax (315) 479-3451
Counties: Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, and St. Lawrence.
207 Genesee St., Room 701, Utica, NY 13501
Phone (315) 793-2316 Fax (315) 793-2303
White Plains District
Counties: Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester.
120 Bloomingdale Dr., Room 250, White Plains, NY 10605
Phone (914) 997-9509 Fax (914) 997-9528