Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
October 2005
Informational Brochures Now Available From Safety & Buildings Division

Access to information is the first step in understanding the regulations that may have an affect on you and your business. Commerce's Division of Safety and Buildings is charged with promoting the health, safety, and welfare of Wisconsin's citizens, businesses and visitors. Because of the myriad of technical and regulatory state and federal requirements associated with the above, it is understandable how individuals, business owners and operators can get overwhelmed trying to sort out which codes apply to their particular situations.

As an example, commercial buildings involve any number of components including boiler pressure vessels, mechanical refrigeration, gas systems and structural welding. Where can owners/operators find answers to all of the state and federal rules affecting them?

In an effort to sort such things out, the division recently compiled a number of informational on-line brochures for such topics as Boiler and Pressure Vessels, Mechanical Refrigeration, Gas Systems and Anhydrous Ammonia, Structural Steel Welding, etc. They have been produced to answer questions as well as provide direction to accessing specific codes and forms.

Staff contact information, inspector district maps, credential information - including individual credential status, and regulated object data can also be found or accessed through these brochures, which can be located by going to the Commerce website at www.commerce.wi.gov. From there, scroll down the topics column and click on Safety & Buildings. Once at the Safety & Buildings website, select the specific program area of interest to you.

It is the staff's hope that individuals will have a simpler time accessing the information they need. Anyone having questions/concerns about finding answers to their questions online may contact Mike Verhagen at 262-548-8617 or mverhagen@commerce.state.wi.us.

- Henry Kosarzycki

The newsletter is issued electronically every other month.

Please send comments or questions to Barbro McGinn, editor.

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