Commonwealth Court Decision Enjoins Enforcement of 2021 UCC Accessibility Updates 

This week, the Commonwealth Court issued an opinion in Pennsylvania Builders Association v. Department of Labor and Industry, which permanently enjoined enforcement of the 2021 accessibility updates to the Uniform Construction Code.  

As such, the state Department of Labor and Industry has advised that effective immediately, all enforcement of the 2021 accessibility standards must cease. Since the 2018 accessibility standards were in effect before December 25, 2021, and were unchallenged, L&I has advised that all structures must still comply with the 2018 accessibility requirements.   

The Court’s decision does not affect enforcement of the non-accessibility requirements of the Uniform Construction Code. Contact Michael Kegg, Director of the Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety, with questions at or 717-783-6304. 

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