901:9-1-04 Procedure for safety inspection of amusement rides or devices.

(A) The owner of an amusement ride shall ensure that the ride or device is well maintained and conforms to the manufacturer's or equivalent specifications or in the absence of such specifications, generally accepted engineering standards and practices.

(B) Inspection of amusement rides and devices shall be conducted by authorized inspectors of the department in accordance with the provisions of rules 901:9-1-01 to 901:9-1-47 of the Administrative Code. These inspectors shall file a form provided for this purpose for every ride or device they inspect. This form shall be kept on file in the amusement ride safety division of the department for a minimum of two years following the term of the permit application to that particular ride or device. All rides submitted for inspection shall show evidence that the ride is in substantial compliance with all owner requirements of American society for testing and materials, volume 15.07, 2003 edition, (ASTM) standards regarding amusement rides currently in effect except go karts shall be in compliance with the standards set forth in rules 901:9-1-42 to 901:9-1-47 of the Administrative Code plus any additional requirements as may be set forth in this chapter. ASTM standards will be on file at the "Ohio Department of Agriculture, Amusement Ride Safety Division, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068" or may be purchased for a nominal fee from:

"American Society for Testing and Materials

100 Barr Harbor Drive

West Conshohoken, Pennsylvania 19428-2959"

610/832-9500

In those instances where the manufacturer of the ride has not provided the owner with sufficient information to comply with this requirement, the owner shall contact said manufacturer by certified mail requesting said information to be supplied with a copy of the request being submitted with his application for licensing to the department. In those cases where the required information is not obtained from the manufacturer due to reticence on the part of the manufacturer, manufacturer no longer in existence, data not available, etc., the owner shall generate a fact sheet consisting of all known information relative to normal manufacturer suppliable data. Effective January 1, 1991, no new amusement ride shall be licensed in the state of Ohio unless it is in compliance with ASTM standards except go karts shall be in compliance with the standards set forth in rules 901:9-1-42 to 901:9-1-47 of the Administrative Code.

(C) If the inspector finds the ride to be in an unsafe condition, he shall issue a "Stop Operation Order" in accordance with rule 901:9-1-02 of the Administrative Code.

(D) All aerial passenger tramway-type rides shall comply with American National Standards Institute, B 77.1 1992 edition, (ANSI B-77) standards as currently in effect. ANSI B-77 standards will be on file at the "Ohio Department of Agriculture, Amusement Ride Safety Division, 8995 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068" or may be purchased from the website for a nominal fee from:

"American National Standards Institute

25 West 43rd Street

New York, New York 10036

http://webstore.ansi.org/"

Effective: 12/12/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/27/2013 and 12/12/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1711.53
Rule Amplifies: 1711.53
Prior Effective Dates: 03/20/86, 6/20/88, 1/3/00, 10/9/00, 8/25/03.