4101:9-2-08 Manufacturing or storage occupations involving explosives.

(A) The following occupations in or about plants or establishments manufacturing or storing explosives or articles containing explosive components are prohibited for minors under eighteen years of age unless exempt below.

(1) All occupations in or about any plant or establishment (other than retail establishments or plants or establishments of the type described in paragraph (A)(2)) manufacturing or storing explosives or articles containing explosive components except where the occupation is performed in a "nonexplosives area" as defined in paragraph (B)(3).

(2) The following occupations in or about any plant or establishment manufacturing or storing small arms ammunitions not exceeding.60 caliber in size, shotgun shells, or blasting caps when manufactured or stored in conjunction with the manufacture of small-arms ammunition:

(a) All occupations involved in the manufacturing, mixing, transporting or handling of explosive compounds in the manufacture of small-arms ammunition and all other occupations requiring the performance of any duties in the explosives area in which explosive compounds are manufactured or mixed;

(b) All occupations involved in the manufacturing, transporting, or handling of primers and all other occupations requiring the performance of any duties in the same building in which primers are manufactured;

(c) All occupations involved in the priming of cartridges and all other occupations requiring the performance of any duties in the same workroom in which rim-fire cartridges are primed;

(d) All occupations involved in the plate loading of cartridges and in the operation of automatic loading machines;

(e) All occupations involved in the loading, inspecting, packing, shipping and storage of blasting caps.

(B) Definitions:

(1) The term "plant or establishment manufacturing or storing explosives or articles containing explosive components" means the land with all the buildings and other structures thereon used in connection with the manufacturing or processing or storing of explosives or articles containing explosive components.

(2) The terms "explosives" and "articles containing explosive components" mean and include ammunition, black powder, blasting caps, fireworks, high explosives, primers, smokeless powder, and all goods classified and defined as explosives by the interstate commerce commission in regulations for the transportation of explosives by common carriers.

(3) An area meeting all of the following criteria shall be deemed a "nonexplosives area":

(a) None of the work performed in the area involves the handling or use of explosives;

(b) The area is separated from the explosives area by a distance not less than that prescribed in the "American Table of Distances" for the protection of inhabited buildings;

(c) The area is separated from the explosives area by a fence or is otherwise located so that it constitutes a definite designated area; and

(d) Satisfactory controls have been established to prevent employees under eighteen years of age within the area from entering any area about the plant which does not meet criteria of paragraphs (B)(3)(a) to (d).

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 04/03/2014 and 04/02/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4109.05
Rule Amplifies: 4109.05
Prior Effective Dates: 4/17/1979