BOILER INSPECTION AND SAFETY IN KANSAS


| July/August 1977



319 East 16th Street, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501

The Kansas Antique Engine Show Safety Association, Inc., feels the 1977 Kansas Legislature and Governor Bennett has given us the kind of backing that was needed by passing and signing the 1977 Senate Bill #7 concerning engine boilers.

The passage of this piece of legislation shows their confidence in our Safety Association and its efforts towards safety of antique engines that are used for exhibition. It also shows their awareness of the place our shows and exhibitions are taking with the general public, for both educational purposes as well as entertainment.

The part of Kansas Senate Bill #7 that gives our Safety organization and the engine shows in Kansas the kind of backing we have needed since the old boiler act was discontinued two years ago is in Section 8. It is as follows:

(a) In addition to the deputy inspectors authorized by section 7, the secretary, upon the request of any company licensed to insure and insuring boilers in this state or of the Kansas Antique Engine Show Safety Association, shall issue to any inspectors of such insurance company or association certificates of competency as special inspectors, provided that each such inspector shall hold a commission issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors or shall be approved by the Kansas Antique Engine Show Safety Association as the case may be.

(b) Special inspectors shall receive no salary from, nor shall any of their expenses be paid by the state, and the continuance of their certificates of competency shall be conditioned upon their continuing in the employ of the boiler insurance company duly authorized as aforesaid or upon the continuing approval of the Kansas Antique Engine Show Safety Association and upon their maintenance of the standards imposed by this act and by rules and regulations adopted hereunder.