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Rule 4101:5-1-02 | Definitions.


Note: For definitions used in rules 4101:5-1-01 to 4101:5-3-02 of the Administrative Code:

(For definitions not contained herein, refer to the " ASME" standards listed in rule 4101:5-3-01 of the Administrative Code.)

"ASME" means the "American Society of Mechanical Engineers." Referenced standards, codes, and related technical information developed by this organization can be purchased by logging on to or by calling 1-800-the-asme.

"Board" means the board of building standards as established by section 3781.07 of the Revised Code and authorized by division (A) of section 4105.011 of the Revised Code to formulate rules and regulations governing the design, construction, repair, alteration, and maintenance of elevators.

"Board of building appeals" means the board of building appeals as established by section 3781.19 of the Revised Code.

"Division" means the division of industrial compliance in the department of commerce.

"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 of the endless belt type, moving walks, 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.

"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.

"General inspector" means a state inspector examined and hired to inspect elevators and lifting apparatus for that state.

"Inspector" means either a general or special inspector.

"Moving walks" means a type of passenger-carrying device on which passengers stand or walk, and in which the passenger-carrying surface remains parallel to its direction of motion and is uninterrupted.

"Owner or user" means any person, firm or corporation owning or operating any elevator.

"Special inspector" means an inspector examined and commissioned by the superintendent to inspect elevators and lifting apparatus in the state.

"Superintendent" means the superintendent of the division of industrial compliance created in the department of commerce under section 121.04 of the Revised Code, or the person designated by the superintendent as responsible for the enforcement of rules 4101:5-1-01 to 4101:5-3-02 and 1301:3-6-01 to 1301:3-6-06 of the Administrative Code.

Last updated May 31, 2024 at 1:40 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4105.011(A)
Amplifies: 3781.06, 4105.01, 4105.011(A)
Five Year Review Date: 7/1/2029
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/1974, 11/1/1980, 2/1/1996, 1/1/2003