1301:3-5-04 Notification of Unsafe Working Condition to Superintendent; Requirements for Cover Removal; Notification of Accident.

(A) If, in the course of any inspection, an inspector finds that the boiler or pressure vessel is not in safe working condition, is not provided with the fittings necessary for safety, or that the fittings are improperly arranged, the inspector shall immediately notify the superintendent, the owner or user, and the person in charge of the boiler or pressure vessel. The superintendent may deny, revoke or refuse to renew the certificate of operation of any boiler or pressure vessel that is found to not be in safe working condition and the owner or user shall not operate the boiler or pressure vessel, or permit it to be operated until a certificate of operation has been issued or renewed.

(B) If an inspector determines upon an external or internal inspection that a boiler or pressure vessel has a leak or crack, the inspector may require that a sufficient amount of the covering of the boiler or pressure vessel be removed in order to inspect the boiler or pressure vessel to determine its safety. When an inspector requires that the covering of a boiler or pressure vessel be removed after having determined that boiler or pressure vessel has a leak or crack, the boiler or pressure vessel shall not be operated until the boiler or pressure vessel has successfully completed an inspection by an inspector holding a certificate of competency held in accordance with Chapter 4104. of the Revised Code.

(C) In the event that an accident occurs affecting the safety of a boiler or pressure vessel and which serves to render the boiler or pressure vessel inoperable, the owner or user shall immediately notify the superintendent and submit a detailed report of the accident. In the case of a serious accident, such as an explosion or other accident causing personal injury, the owner or user shall immediately notify the superintendent by telephone, electronic mail, telegraph, or messenger, and except as necessary to protect human life or to facilitate emergency response, the boiler or pressure vessel and any of its parts shall not be removed or disturbed before an examination has been made by an inspector of the division of industrial compliance.

Replaces: Former 4101:4-3-16, 4101:4-3-17, 4101:4-3-18

Effective: 10/13/2005
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/30/2010
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4104.06(B)
Rule Amplifies: 4104.15 , 4104.16
Prior Effective Dates: BB-103-18, BB-103-17, BB-103-16, 4104.16 , 4104.15