Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2012

Governor's Budget Recommendation FY 2012

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Department of Public Safety

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The Massachusetts Department of Public Safety's mission is to reduce the risk to life and property by promoting safety in the design, construction, installation, inspection, operation, repair and alteration of boilers, pressure vessels, elevators, buildings and amusement devices. The Department of Public Safety seeks to ensure the safe ingress to and egress from all new and existing buildings for persons with physical disabilities as well as promote safety through inspections, licensing, regulatory compliance and implementation of programs for continuing education of all license programs. The Department licenses, certifies, registers or otherwise approves individuals and\or parties involved in a wide variety of areas. Educating license holders and others assists with the proper understanding and implementation of all Department regulations and helps reduce the number of complaints received relating to the varied programs.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 22 S. 13A Architectural Access Board
MGL C. 140 S. 205A Amusement Devices
MGL C. 146 S. 81-88 Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Refrigeration
MGL C. 143 S. 62-71 Elevators
MGL C. 6A S. 18 Establishes Department of Public Safety
MGL C. 22 S. 1-11B Department of Public Safety Enabling Legislation
MGL C. 111 S. 51,71 Authorizes Department of Public Safety to Issue Certificate of Inspection for Hospitals and Infirmaries


520 CMR 13 Horse and Carriage
520 CMR 14 Excavation and Trench Safety
520 CMR 5.0 Amusement Devices
522 CMR 1 Board of Boiler Rules
524 CMR Elevators
528 CMR 10 Sprinklerfitters
780 CMR State Building Code
780 CMR 5 Construction Supervisor License

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