The purpose of this chapter of the Administrative Code is to provide reasonable safety for life, limb and health of employees.
The specific requirements of this chapter are requirements for the protection of employees of an employer who has the possession of an elevator through ownership, lease or other property right under which said employer has continuous control of and responsibility for the operation of the elevator. This chapter does not afford protection requirements for employees of elevator manufacturers, installers or inspectors while any such employee is working on premises not in the legal possession of such employee's own employer or for employees of an employer other than the type described in the preceding sentence. The requirements of this chapter apply to all elevators that fall within the term "elevator", as that term is defined in division (A) of section 4105.01 of the Revised Code, except elevators installed and used exclusively within one dwelling unit.
Other chapters of the Administrative Code of specific safety requirements adopted by the Ohio bureau of workers' compensation may be applicable to some or all items related to some types of elevators. To the extent that any such other chapter may conflict with the requirements of this chapter, this chapter shall prevail. Where conflict does not exist, such other chapter shall be deemed to establish specific safety requirements that are supplementary to those contained in this chapter. The requirements of this chapter apply to elevators, whether installed, rebuilt or changed before or after the effective date hereof.