The inspection of elevators shall be made by the inspectors authorized in sections 4105.03 and 4105.04 of the Revised Code, under the supervision of the superintendent of industrial compliance, and the superintendent shall enforce this chapter and any rules adopted pursuant thereto.
Every inspector shall forward to the superintendent a full and complete report of each inspection made of any elevator and shall, on the day the inspection is completed, leave a copy of such report with the owner or operator of the elevator, or the owner's or operator's agent or representative. Such report shall indicate the exact condition of the elevator and shall list any and all of the provisions of this chapter and any rules adopted pursuant thereto, with which the elevator does not comply. Before attempting to enforce, by any remedy, civil or criminal, the provisions with which the inspected elevator does not comply, the chief shall issue an adjudication order within the meaning of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
The approval of construction plans, or an application of specifications under section 4105.16 of the Revised Code is a license, and the failure to approve such plans or specifications by the chief within sixty days after they are filed is an adjudication order denying the issuance of a license.
Every adjudication order shall specify what appliances, site preparations, additions, repairs, or alterations to any elevators, plans, materials, assemblages, or procedures are necessary for the same to comply with this chapter, or any rules adopted pursuant thereto. Such adjudication order shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and shall be effective without prior hearing, within thirty days after the receipt of such order, the owner of the elevator specified therein may appeal to the board of building appeals under section 3781.19 of the Revised Code.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 119. of the Revised Code relating to adjudication hearings, a stenographic or mechanical record of the testimony and other evidence submitted before the board of building appeals shall be taken at the expense of the agency. A party adversely affected by an order issued following such adjudication hearing may appeal to the court of common pleas of the county in which the party is a resident or in which the elevator affected by such order is located. The court in such case shall not be confined to the record as certified to it by the agency, but any party may produce additional evidence and the court shall hear the matter upon such record and such additional evidence as is introduced by any party. The court shall not affirm the order of the agency unless the preponderance of the evidence before it supports the reasonableness and lawfulness of such order, and of any rules upon which the order of the agency is based in its application to the facts involved in the appeal.
Failure to comply with the requirements of any order issued pursuant to this section or the continued operation of any elevator after it has been sealed pursuant to section 4105.21 of the Revised Code is hereby declared a public nuisance.
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: 10-29-1995