As used in this chapter:
(A) "Elevator" means a hoisting and lowering apparatus equipped with a car, cage, or platform which moves on or between permanent rails or guides and serves two or more fixed landings in a building or structure to which section 3781.06 of the Revised Code applies. "Elevator" includes dumb-waiters other than hand-powered dumb-waiters, escalators, manlifts, moving walks, of the endless belt type, other lifting or lowering apparatus permanently installed on or between rails or guides, and all equipment, machinery, and construction related to any elevator; but does not include construction hoists and other similar temporary lifting or lowering apparatuses, ski lifts, traveling, portable amusement rides or devices that are not affixed to a permanent foundation, or nonportable amusement rides or devices that are affixed to a permanent foundation.
(B) "Passenger elevator" means an elevator that is designed to carry persons to its contract capacity.
(C) "Freight elevator" means an elevator normally used for carrying freight and on which only the operator and employees in the pursuit of their duties, by the permission of the employer, are allowed to ride.
(D) "Gravity elevator" means an elevator utilizing gravity to move.
(E) "General inspector" means a state inspector examined and hired to inspect elevators and lifting apparatus for that state.
(F) "Special inspector" means an inspector examined and commissioned by the superintendent of industrial compliance to inspect elevators and lifting apparatus in the state.
(G) "Inspector" means either a general or special inspector.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127,HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 08-28-2002