522 CMR 2.02 - Records

To ensure the proper daily inspection of steam Boilers, the following shall apply:

(1) When an engineer or fireman is operating steam Boilers or steam engines, he or she is actually engaged as an assistant to the person in charge, and during his or her hours on duty, he or she is held responsible for the proper operation of the Boilers and engines specified and their Appurtenances. Operators of steam Boilers shall sign the Operators' Record Book, as provided for in M.G.L. c. 146, § 46A, each time they assume responsibility as the licensed operator and make necessary entries to the operator's Record Book during the shift. These records shall be made available to the Chief or any District Engineering Inspector upon request.
(2) In the event of a Reportable Accident/Incident, the Owner/User or the Engineer in Charge shall notify the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency at 508-820-2000 within 24 hours of the event.
(3) All Engineers and Firemen in charge of steam Boilers and/or engines shall notify the Department in writing, within seven days of his or her appointment, of the location of the Boilers and/or engines of which he or she is in charge. When accepting or leaving a position as an Engineer or Fireman in charge, the Engineer or Fireman shall notify the Department within seven days on a form approved by the Department. When accepting a position, the Engineer or Fireman must include a letter of designation as the engineer in charge, signed by the owner or owner's representative.
(4) The Engineer in Charge is the actual authority for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the Boilers, Pressure Vessels, engines, and their Appurtenances specified. All persons operating, repairing or maintaining these Boilers, Pressure Vessels, engines, and their Appurtenances do so under the direct authority of the Engineer in Charge. In order to effectively perform his or her duties, the Engineer in Charge shall make daily visits to the plant, unless an alternative schedule has been approved by the Chief. Individuals performing duties as the Engineer in Charge will leave daily written instructions to the operating personnel and those instructions will be made available to the District Engineering Inspector upon request. The Engineer in Charge shall sign the Engineer's Record Book, as provided for in M.G.L. c. 146, § 51, on a daily basis and shall review the Operator's Log Book on a daily basis.

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522 CMR 2.02
Amended by Mass Register Issue 1321, eff. 9/9/2016. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1402, eff. 10/18/2019. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1407, eff. 10/18/2019. Amended by Mass Register Issue 1458, eff. 12/10/2021.

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