Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Program Summary

Applies to:

This program applies to all equipment classified as a boiler or pressure vessel by the Commonwealth of Virginia, such as boilers, air compressors, chillers, etc., unless otherwise exempt. Where it is uncertain if a specific piece of equipment is exempt or not, contact EHS for clarification.


Equipment which is not exempt from state inspection, must be inspected by the State Inspector. Equipment properly installed will be issued a "Certificate of Inspection" by the State Inspector. This certificate must be posted at the equipment or readily available where posting is not feasible. Issues identified by the State Inspector will be communicated directly to the responsible persons at the time of inspection, where possible, and in writing to the university via the Office of Risk Management.