Workforce Regulation and Saftey Laws, Rules, and Regulations


Professional Regulation

Burglar and Hold-Up Alarm Businesses

Alarm Agent and Alarm Businesses Rules and Regulations, revised April 2018


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Title 5-57: Index of Sections

§ 5-57-1. Purpose

§ 5-57-2. Definitions

§ 5-57-3. Licensing authority – Creation

§ 5-57-4. – 5-57-8. Repealed

§ 5-57-9. Licensing authority – Staff

§ 5-57-10. Licensing authority – Seal

§ 5-57-11. Licensing authority – Rules and regulations

§ 5-57-12. Licensing authority – Issuance of subpoenas – Contempt powers

§ 5-57-13. Repealed

§ 5-57-13.1. Procedures for adoption of rules

§ 5-57-14. Alarm business license required – Licensing of electrician

§ 5-57-15. Contents of applications for licenses

§ 5-57-16. Experience or examination requirements

§ 5-57-17. Investigation of license applications

§ 5-57-18. Time limit for action on license applications

§ 5-57-19. Grounds for denial of applications

§ 5-57-20. Procedure for approval or denial of applications

§ 5-57-21. Surety bond

§ 5-57-22. Renewal of licenses

§ 5-57-23. Application, license, replacement and renewal fees

§ 5-57-24. Transfer for assignment of licenses – Continuation of business upon owner's death

§ 5-57-25. Grounds and procedure for revocation of licenses

§ 5-57-26. Form of license

§ 5-57-27. Posting of license certificates and notices of license revocation

§ 5-57-28. Change in status of licensee

§ 5-57-29. I.D. cards – Requirement – Application – Issuance or denial

§ 5-57-30. Investigation of I.D. card applications

§ 5-57-31. Time limitation on actions on I.D. card applications

§ 5-57-32. Request for hearing upon notice of denial of I.D. card application

§ 5-57-33. Grounds and procedure for suspension or revocation of I.D. cards

§ 5-57-34. Nontransferability of I.D. cards

§ 5-57-35. Renewal and replacement of I.D. cards – Notification of changes

§ 5-57-36. Expiration and renewal during suspension of use of an I.D. card

§ 5-57-37. Activities of I.D. cardholders after notice of suspension or revocation of I.D. card

§ 5-57-38. Local governmental regulations of alarm business or alarm agents

§ 5-57-39. Judicial review

§ 5-57-40. Reinstatement of a revoked license or I.D. card

§ 5-57-41. Penalties for violations

§ 5-57-42. Appropriations


Electricians

Electrician Rules and Regulations, revised June 2013


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Title 5: Index of Sections

§ 5-6-1. Definitions

§ 5-6-2. Work for which license required

§ 5-6-2.1. Inspection and right of entry

§ 5-6-3. Devices and appliances inserted by unlicensed persons

§ 5-6-4. Board of examiners – Composition – Appointment of members – Policy-making role

§ 5-6-5. Board of examiners – Officers – Employment of personnel

§ 5-6-6. Rules – Conduct of examinations

§ 5-6-7. Forms of licenses

§ 5-6-8. Contractor's certificates/licenses

§ 5-6-9. Journeyperson's certificate/license

§ 5-6-10. Limited premises certificate/license

§ 5-6-10.1. Limited maintenance license

§ 5-6-10.2. Limited journeyperson maintenance certificate/license – Class M

§ 5-6-11. Certificate/license of burnerperson, fire alarm installer, electrical sign installer, lightning-protection installer and renewable energy professional

§ 5-6-12. Application of certificates for the installation of fire alarm systems, and electrical signs

§ 5-6-13. Journeyperson and burnerperson restricted to work as employee of licensee

§ 5-6-14. Work on premises covered by limited premises certificates

§ 5-6-15. False statement in applications

§ 5-6-16. License fees

§ 5-6-17. Application for examination – Fee

§ 5-6-18. Preservation of applications and examination papers

§ 5-6-19. Display of licenses

§ 5-6-20. Expiration and renewal of certificates and licenses

§ 5-6-20.1. Mandatory continuing education

§ 5-6-21. Certificates expiring while licensee is in federal service

§ 5-6-22. Board of examiners meeting records – Manual of regulations

§ 5-6-23. Certificates not transferable – Suspension or revocation of certificates – Subpoena of evidence

§ 5-6-24. Apprentices – Registration

§ 5-6-24.1. Apprentices certified by other states

§ 5-6-25. Compliance with rules and requirements of city or town

§ 5-6-26. Compliance with requirements of division or of electric company

§ 5-6-27. Disposition of fees – Annual report

§ 5-6-28. Penalties for unlicensed work

§ 5-6-29. Persons and work exempt

§ 5-6-30. , 5-6-31. Repealed.

§ 5-6-32. Authority of director to assess penalty

§ 5-6-33. Enforcement of the chapter – Prosecution

§ 5-6-34. Certification of electric sign contractors and electric sign installers

Hoisting Engineers
Mechanicals

Rules and Regulations for Mechanical Trades, revised November 2018


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Section 28-27: Index of Sections

§ 28-27-1. Purpose

§ 28-27-1.0. Mechanical board

§ 28-27-1.1. Inspection and right of entry

§ 28-27-1.2. General license criteria guide

§ 28-27-2. Licensing – Mechanical board examiners created – Senior chief investigator

§ 28-27-3. Disposition of fees – Annual report

§ 28-27-4. "Master pipefitting contractor," "master refrigeration contractor," "master sheet metal contractor" and "master fire protection sprinkler contractor" defined

§ 28-27-4.1. "Journeyperson refrigeration technician" defined

§ 28-27-4.2. "Journeyperson pipefitter", "journeyperson sprinkler fitter" and "journeyperson sheet metal worker" defined

§ 28-27-4.3. "Pipefitter apprentice," "refrigeration/air conditioning apprentice," "journeyperson sprinkler fitter apprentice" and "journeyperson sheet metal worker apprentice" defined – Duration of apprentice programs

§ 28-27-4.4. "Master mechanical contractor" defined – License fee

§ 28-27-5. Practices for which master or contractor license required

§ 28-27-5.1. Practices for which a journeyperson or apprentice license required

§ 28-27-5.2. Issuance of P.J.F. journeyperson oil burnerperson's license

§ 28-27-5.3. Oil burnerperson's limited license

§ 28-27-6. Corporations and firms engaged in business

§ 28-27-6.1. Owners' right to install

§ 28-27-6.2. Issuance of contractor master license

§ 28-27-7. Functions of board of examiners

§ 28-27-8. Duties of director

§ 28-27-9. Application for license

§ 28-27-9.1. Grandfathering -- Licensing of sheet metal contractors and sheet metal journeypersons without examination

§ 28-27-10. License of pipefitter or refrigeration/air conditioning or fire protection sprinkler contractor or sheet metal contractor or sprinkler fitter master – Test fee – License fee – Qualifications – Filing deadline

§ 28-27-11. Journeyperson license – Test fees – License fees and qualifications – Filing deadline for journeyperson

§ 28-27-12. Repealed

§ 28-27-13. Change of address

§ 28-27-14. Examination of applications

§ 28-27-15. Issuance of licensing following examination

§ 28-27-16. Reexamination of applicants

§ 28-27-17. Test fees – License fees – Expiration and renewal of licenses

§ 28-27-17.1. Failure to renew license

§ 28-27-17.2. Certificates expiring while licensee is in federal service

§ 28-27-18. Registration of apprentices

§ 28-27-19. License displayed in place of business

§ 28-27-20. State and municipal inspections and installation permits

§ 28-27-21. Grounds for revocation of license

§ 28-27-22. Procedure for revocation of license

§ 28-27-22.1. Subpoena of a witness

§ 28-27-22.2. Subpoena powers

§ 28-27-23. Administration of oaths

§ 28-27-24. Recommendations of board – Order of the director – Appeal

§ 28-27-24.1. Compelling obedience to subpoenas

§ 28-27-25. Judicial review of proceedings

§ 28-27-25.1. Judicial enforcement

§ 28-27-26. Repealed

§ 28-27-26.1. Enforcement

§ 28-27-27. Repealed

§ 28-27-28. Practices for which a license is required

§ 28-27-29. Persons and acts exempt

§ 28-27-30. Enforcement procedures

§ 28-27-30.1. Severability

§ 28-27-31. Repealed

§ 28-27-32. Discrimination

§ 28-27-33. Investigator's devotion to duties – Assignment of investigators

§ 28-27-34. "Division" and "chief administrator" defined

Plumbers and Irrigators

Rules and Regulations for Licensing of Plumbers, Irrigators and Water System Installers revised August 2018


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Section 5-20 Index of Sections

§ 5-20-1. Short title

§ 5-20-2. "Plumbing" and "source of water" defined

§ 5-20-3. "Master plumber" defined

§ 5-20-3.1. "Master irrigator" defined

§ 5-20-3.2. "Master water-filtration/treatment-system installer" defined

§ 5-20-3.3. "Journeyperson water-filtration/treatment-system installer" defined

§ 5-20-4. "Journeyperson plumber" defined

§ 5-20-4.1. "Apprentice irrigator" defined

§ 5-20-4.2. "Apprentice water-filtration/treatment-system installer" defined

§ 5-20-5. "Apprentice plumber" defined

§ 5-20-5.1. "Journeyperson irrigator" defined

§ 5-20-5.2. "Commercial water-filtration/treatment-system work" defined

§ 5-20-6. Board of examiners – Composition – Appointment of members

§ 5-20-7. Repealed

§ 5-20-8. Practices for which master's license required

§ 5-20-9. Acts for which journeyperson's license required

§ 5-20-10. Work for which apprentice certificate required

§ 5-20-11. Repealed

§ 5-20-12. Corporations and firms engaging in business

§ 5-20-12.1. Issuance of contractor master license

§ 5-20-13. Functions of board of examiners

§ 5-20-14. Duties of director

§ 5-20-14.1. Grandfathering – Licensing of irrigation masters, irrigation journeypersons, water-filtration/treatment-system masters and water-filtration/treatment-system journeypersons without examination

§ 5-20-15. Applications for licenses

§ 5-20-16. Qualifications of master plumber, master irrigator or master water-filtration/treatment-system installer – Application fee

§ 5-20-17. Qualifications of journeyperson – Application fee

§ 5-20-17.1. Qualifications of journeyperson irrigator – Application fee

§ 5-20-17.2. Qualifications of journeyperson water-filtration/treatment-system installer – Application fee

§ 5-20-17.3. Applicability

§ 5-20-18. Repealed

§ 5-20-19. Notice of change of address of licensee

§ 5-20-20. Conduct of examinations

§ 5-20-21. Issuance of license on examination – Notice to applicants

§ 5-20-22. Reexamination of applicants – Appeal to board

§ 5-20-23. Expiration and renewal of licenses – Penalties for violation of section

§ 5-20-24. License displayed in place of business – Advertising

§ 5-20-25. Registration of apprentices

§ 5-20-26. Municipal inspectors and installation permits

§ 5-20-27. Grounds for revocation of license

§ 5-20-28. Procedure for revocation of license

§ 5-20-29. Subpoena of witnesses

§ 5-20-30. Administration of oaths

§ 5-20-31. Recommendations of board – Order of director – Rehearing – Review

§ 5-20-32. Judicial review of proceedings

§ 5-20-33. Penalties for violations

§ 5-20-33.1. Enforcement

§ 5-20-34. Prosecution of violations

§ 5-20-35. Persons and acts exempt – Issuance of licenses in special cases

§ 5-20-36. Injunctions

§ 5-20-37. Receipts

§ 5-20-38. Individual sewage disposal system (ISDS) installers – Work permitted

§ 5-20-39. Transfer of duties to the department of labor and training

§ 5-20-40. Investigation and prosecution of violations

Telecommunications

Prevailing Wage

Prevailing Wage Laws
Rules and Regulations Pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act - Revised 12/18

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Contractors' Bonds

§ 37-12 Contractors' Bonds

§ 37-12-1 Contractors required to give bond - terms and conditions

§ 37-12-2 Rights of persons furnishing labor and materials

§ 37-12-3 Remedies of creditors and state - Priority of claims

§ 37-12-4 Intervention by creditor in suit brought by state 

§ 37-12-5 Time limitation on creditors' actions

§ 37-12-6 Intervention in suit brought by creditor - Consolidation of suits

§ 37-12-7 Notice of pendency of suit

§ 37-12-8 Certified copies of documents

§ 37-12-9 Payment into court by surety - Discharge

§ 37-12-10 Retainers relating to contracts for public works, sewer or water main construction

§ 37-12-11 Substitution of securities for retained earnings

 

Labor and Payment of Debts by Contractors

§ 37-13 Labor and Payment of Debts by Creditors

§ 37-13-1 Public Works defined

§ 37-13-2 "Contractor" defined - Information required

§ 37-13-3 Contractor subject to provisions - Weekly payment of employees

§ 37-13-3.1 State public works contract apprenticeship requirements

§ 37-13-4 Provisions applicable to public works contracts - Lists of subcontractors

§ 37-13-5 Payment for trucking or materials furnished – Withholding of sums due

§ 37-13-6 Ascertainment of prevailing rate of wages and other payments – Specification of rate in call for bids and in contract.

§ 37-13-7 Specification in contract of amount and frequency of payment of wages

§ 37-13-8 Investigation and determination of prevailing wages – Filing of schedule

§ 37-13-9 Statutory provisions included in contracts

§ 37-13-10 Overtime compensation

§ 37-13-11 Posting of Prevailing Wage rates

§ 37-13-12 Wage records of contractors

§ 37-13-12.1 Obstruction of enforcement

§ 37-13-12.2 Subpoena powers

§ 37-13-12.3 Compelling obedience to subpoenas

§ 37-13-12.4 Penalty for violations

§ 37-13-13 Furnishing payroll record to the awarding authority

§ 37-13-13.1 Audits of wage records of out of state contractors and subcontractors

§ 37-13-14 Contractors' Bond

§ 37-13-14.1 Enforcement - Hearings

§ 37-13-15 Review

§ 37-13-16 Termination of work on failure to pay agreed wages - completion of work

§ 37-13-17 Private right of action to collect wages or benefits

Apprenticeship

Labor Standards

RI General Laws

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§ 7-5.2 Business Combination Act

§ 28-6.8-1 Confidentiality of Employer/Employee Assistance Plans

§ 28-49 Disaster Service Volunteer Leave Act

§ 28-6 Wage Discrimination Based on Sex

§ 28-3 Employment of Women and Children

§ 28-16 Enforcement of Wage and Hour Laws

§ 28-6.3 Fees for Employment Applications Prohibited

§ 28-6.7 Genetic Testing as Condition of Employment

§ 23-17.20 Health Care Facilities Staffing

§ 25-1.2 Holidays and Days of Special Observance 

§ 28-18 Industrial Homework

§ 28-6.4 Inspection of Personnel Files

§ 28-6.1 Lie Detector Tests as Condition of Employment

§ 28-6.12 Employee Privacy Protection — Privacy in Spaces

§ 28-12 Minimum Wages including exemptions, overtime and exemptions, minimum daily hours, gratuities, and wages for minors

§ 28-14 Payment of Wages including form of payment, establishment of regular paydays, statement of earnings, frequency of payment, payroll deduction, vacation pay, bonuses, filing of claims, etc.

§ 28-14-2.2 Frequency of Payment

§ 28-6.2 Physical Examination as Condition of Employment 

§ 28-48 RI Parental & Family Medical Leave Act 

§ 5-23 Holiday Business

§ 28-6.10 Temporary Employee Protection Act

§ 28-6.5 Urine and Blood Tests as Condition of Employment

§ 28-50 Whistleblowers' Protection Act 

§ 25-3 Work on Holidays and Sundays, Inclusions and Exceptions

§ 28-57 Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act

Rules and Regulations

Occupational Safety

Boiler
Elevator

Elevator Rules and Regulations, revised January 2019


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Chapter 23-33: Index of Sections

§ 23-33-1 Definitions

§ 23-33-2 Formulation and adoption of codes

§ 23-33-2.1 Chief Inspector

§ 23-33-2.2 Qualified service company

§ 23-33-2.3 Qualified mechanic

§ 23-33-3 Codes and rules available for public inspection

§ 23-33-4 Enforcement by inspectors – Disposition of fees

§ 23-33-5 Permit to act as authorized inspector

§ 23-33-6 Re-examination of applicant for permit after failure to pass

§ 23-33-7 Compensation of authorized inspectors

§ 23-33-8 Revocation of permits

§ 23-33-9 Registration of elevators and escalators

§ 23-33-9.1 Owner's responsibility

§ 23-33-10 Inspectors authorized to conduct inspections

§ 23-33-11 Periodic inspections – Right of access – Consultation with person in charge

§ 23-33-12 Inspection – Reinspection – Examination and Licensee fee – Renewal

§ 23-33-13 Reports of authorized inspectors – Issuance of certificate – Fee

§ 23-33-14 Reports of refusal or cancellation of insurance

§ 23-33-15 Order to cease operation or make repairs

§ 23-33-15.1 Enforcement procedure

§ 23-33-16 Issuance and posting of certificate

§ 23-33-17 Notice of new installation – Temporary permit for testing

§ 23-33-18 Assistance to owners – Appeal of decisions to commission

§ 23-33-19 Appeals to superior court

§ 23-33-20 Penalty for violations – Prosecution

§ 23-33-21 Severability

§ 23-33-22 Repealed

§ 23-33-22.1 Warning signs near elevators in nursing homes.

§ 23-33-23 Safety devices on elevators.

§ 23-33-24 Inspections – Notice of violations

§ 23-33-25 Access of owners to leased premises

§ 23-33-26 Civil liability for injuries resulting from non-compliance

§ 23-33-27 Fine for noncompliance

§ 23-33-28 Municipal regulation

§ 23-33-29 Relief from personal responsibility

§ 23-33-30 Elevators placed out of services

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