2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 28 - Labor and Labor Relations
CHAPTER 28-22 - Division of Professional Regulation
§ 28-22-3 - Picture IDs – Welders.

SECTION 28-22-3

   § 28-22-3  Picture IDs – Welders. – All structural steel and ornamental steel welders working under the American National Standards Institute Code – AWS D1.1 and AWS D1.5 will have affixed to their personal welding certificate documents, a legible picture to verify the welder's identity. Said documents shall be kept in the office on all jobsites in which the welder is working.

   The affixing of the pictures will be the sole responsibility of the certified welding inspector (CWI), the testing laboratory or engineering firm that originally certified the welder or any firm that is in the business of certifying welders under these codes.

   Upon enactment of this amendment, the division of professional regulation will be authorized to monitor the veracity of the certificates and ensure that they are properly updated. This authority also extends to public building inspectors or their representatives.

   People or persons, and their primary employer found in violation of this act will be ordered to stop work immediately, and are subject to the following fines payable to the department of labor and training, professional regulation division: two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for a first offense for each day in which the violation exists; five hundred dollars ($500) for a second offense for each day in which the violation exists; and one thousand dollars ($1,000) for a third and/or subsequent offenses for each day in which the violation exists.

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