2017 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 23 - Health and Safety
Chapter 23-1.1 - Division of Occupational Health
Section 23-1.1-7 - Inspection powers.
§ 23-1.1-7. Inspection powers.
(a) The director, upon presenting appropriate credentials to the owner, operator, representative, or agent in charge is authorized:
(1) To enter without delay and at reasonable times any factory, plant establishment, construction site, or other area, workplace, or environment where work is performed by an employee of an employer; and
(2) To inspect and investigate during regular working hours and at other reasonable times, and within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner, that place of employment and all pertinent conditions, structures, machines, apparatus, devices, equipment, and materials in that location, and to question privately any employer, owner, operator, agent, or employee.
(b) If the director of health shall be denied entry to any place which he or she shall have reason to believe had been, is being, or is about to be used as a place of employment, he or she shall notify the director of labor and training, who shall then proceed in accordance with the provisions of § 28-20-12.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1973, ch. 261, § 1.)