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To develop, maintain and interpret safety codes and standards covering the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and repair of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks, and materials lifts.  


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Associated Committee Pages
A17 Ad Hoc Committee for Personnel Safety to Improve A17 Requirements Regarding Equipment
A17 China International Working Group (IWG)
A17 Regulatory Advisory Council
A17 CSA B44 Technical Committee
US TAG to TC178 (A17 International Standards Committee)
A17 B44.1/A17.5 Committee On Elevator and Escalator Electrical Equipment
A17 Code Coordination Committee
A17 Elevators Used for Construction Committee
A17 Ad Hoc Committee on Door Protection
A17 Dumbwaiter and ATD Committee
A17 Earthquake Safety Committee
A17 Editorial Committee
A17 Electrical Committee
A17 Emergency Operations Committee
A17 Escalator and Moving Walk Committee
A17 Existing Installations
A17 Guide for Emergency Personnel
A17 Hand and Sidewalk Elevator Committee
A17 Hoistway Committee
A17 Hydraulic Committee
A17 Inclined Elevator Committee
A17 Inspections Committee
A17 Limited-Use/Limited-Application Elevator Committee
A17 Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement Committee
A17 Marine Elevator Committee
A17 Mechanical Design Committee
A17 Mine Elevator Committee
A17 New Technology Committee
A17 Outside Emergency Elevator Committee
A17 Qualification of Elevator Inspectors (QEI)
A17 Rack & Pinion and Special Purpose Personnel Elevator Committee
A17 Residence Elevator Committee
A17 Wind Turbine Tower Elevator
B44.10/A17.10 on Escalator Braking Systems
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Additional Committees
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Board on Safety Codes and Standards
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