Elevator Safety Board

P. O. Box 844
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-5299
Phone 2: (800)-877-5688
Fax: (573)-751-1744

Email: firesafe@dfs.dps.mo.gov
Website: http://www.dfs.dps.mo.gov

Director: Tim Bean - State Fire Marshall

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 701.353

Department: Public Safety

Mission: The Elevator Safety Board promotes safety in construction, installation, maintenance, repair and inspection of elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, material lifts and inclined hoistway enclosures.

Function: The Elevator Safety Board develops and interprets elevator statutes and rules; promulgates rules, and certifies elevator inspectors. Building officials administer elevator regulation in cities of at least 350,000 people.

SubCommittees: N/A

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: At least four meetings

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: Two to six hours

Preparation time for meetings: Two to six hours

Total time commitment: Six hours

Details on Members

Total members: 11

Appointed members: 10

Term length: Five years

Compensation: Members receive a per diem not to exceed $89 for each day devoted to the affairs of the board.

Member Requirements: Two members must represent labor in the elevator industry; two members must represent manufacturers of elevators used in Missouri; one member must be an architect or mechanical engineer; one must represent building owners; two must represent building officials administrating elevator regulation in cities of at least 350,000 people; one must represent the disabled community and be familiar with FADA; one must represent special inspectors; and one must be the Director of the Department of Public Safety

Political Requirements: Yes - No more than six members of the board, who are not employees of state or local government, shall be members of the same political party.

Geographic Requirements: No

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Mrs. Gerri Kielhofner(D)
Architect/Mechanical Engineer
Term begins: Apr 27, 2001
Term expires: Jun 6, 2005

Director Sandra K. Karsten
Director of Public Safety
Jefferson City

Ms. Michele S. Ohmes(D)
Familiar with ADA
Kansas City
Term begins: Mar 8, 2006
Term expires: Jun 6, 2010

Mr. Thomas Corso(R)
Rep. Building Owners
Saint Joseph
Term begins: Apr 10, 2006
Term expires: Jun 6, 2010

Mr. John P. Orr(D)
Rep. Labor 1
St Charles
Term begins: Sep 7, 2007
Term expires: Jun 6, 2010

Mr. Jim Henry Chapman(D)
Rep. Labor 2
Grain Valley
Term begins: Feb 19, 2015
Term expires: Jun 6, 2015

Ms. Suzan Mehalko(R)
Rep. Manufacturer 1
Term begins: Apr 13, 2007
Term expires: Jun 6, 2010

Vacant Slot
Rep. Manufacturer 2

Vacant Slot
Rep. of Special Inspectors

Vacant Slot
Rep. Official Admin. Reg. 1

Vacant Slot
Rep. Official Admin. Reg. 2