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Elevator Safety Inspections Are Improving, But DBPR Still Lacks Authority to Require Private Inspectors to Explain Inspection Result Discrepancies, Report No. 09-37, October 2009
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  • Since our 2008 report, the number of elevators that are inspected each year as required by law has increased, while the number of cited violations has decreased. Bureau of Elevator Safety follow-up inspections indicate that the quality of privatized inspections has increased, with the private inspectors missing fewer safety violations. However, the bureau continues to lack authority to compel private elevator inspectors to explain inspection result discrepancies. The bureau has taken steps we recommended to publish technical advisories, post a list of delinquent elevators, and create an elevator incident database.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 08-18 Privatization Has Helped Improve Elevator Safety; Additional State Oversight Is Needed, published in April 2008.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Hotel and Restaurant Regulation

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