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NEII Volunteer Survey

National Volunteer Week is coming up on April 18-24. In order to recognize our volunteers this year, we have created a survey to gather information about all of the volunteers who dedicate so much time and energy to NEII and our mission.

If you serve on a NEII committee, elevator board or task group, please complete our brief survey. It shouldn't take more than five minutes to complete and it will be very helpful. Thank you!

Going Up 2021

Recently NEII’s most popular infographic was updated with data current to 2020. Originally created in 2015, the Going Up infographic has effectively illustrated that elevators and escalators are the safest forms of public transportation through estimating the total miles traveled on building transportation equipment as well as planes, trains and automobiles.

TK Elevator Rebrand

Congratulations to TK Elevator, formerly known as thyssenkrupp Elevator Corporation, for their rebrand on February 25. The new brand follows the company’s successful transformation into a stand-alone entity. Read more about the new brand.

Upcoming National Safety Events

The 2021 annual Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week will be held May 3-7. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 320 of the 1,008 construction fatalities recorded in 2018. The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries. OSHA has resources available for events.

The International Code Council’s 41st annual Building Safety Month takes place in May. The theme for 2021 is "Prevent, Prepare, Protect. Building Codes Save." Each year, Building Safety Month raises awareness about the importance of building codes in ensuring safety in the spaces in which we live, work and learn. As always, NEII will be amplifying ICC’s Building Safety Month messaging in May. If you don’t already, please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

COVID-19 Information and Guidance from CISA

As COVID-19 restrictions and protocols continue to change across the country, NEII is staying on top of the developments. Each Friday, we continue to send out a newsletter with the highlights from the week, which is also available on

The most recent update includes information on vaccination efforts across the U.S.

In addition, CISA continues to support essential critical infrastructure workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is re-promoting its Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce Guidance, version 4 to help state, local, tribal and territorial officials and organizations protect their workers and communities. CISA encourages leaders to use this guidance to support COVID-19 vaccine prioritization planning.

International Elevator and Escalator Symposium
Calls for Abstracts

Liftinstituut and Elevator World invite professionals from around the world to submit abstracts for the third annual IEES to be held at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam on December 6-7, 2021. If you're interested in submitting an abstract click here for more information.

NEII Testifies Before the Kansas Senate

On February 18, Chelsea Chaney, NEII Director of Government Affairs, testified before the Committee on Federal and State Affairs of the Kansas Senate in support of SB 181, an elevator safety bill.

This legislation would create a statewide code, licensing for inspectors, contractors and mechanics and create an elevator safety board. NEII’s testimony can be seen
here at 28:45 or her written testimony may be read here.

NYC Labor Law 196

In 2017, New York City passed Local Law 196 requiring 40 hours of Site Safety Training for Construction Superintendents, Site Safety Coordinators, or Site Safety Managers.  The deadline for compliance was delayed to allow more time due to COVID-19; however, the latest deadline was March 1, 2021. More information is available here.

NEII Presentation to BOMA on Accessibility and Elevators

On January 29, Kevin Brinkman provided a presentation to members of the BOMA Code Committee on accessibility requirements related to elevators.  One of the key topics was the relationship between the building codes and ASME A17.1/CSA B44 requirements for elevator emergency communications.

Calendar of Events

  • Central Code Committee teleconference - March 1-3
  • Government Affairs Committee teleconference - March 11 & 15
  • Performance Standards Committee teleconference - April 13
  • Architectural Standards Committee teleconference - April 14


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