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09.12.62.00.htm 09.12.62.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 12 DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY Chapter 62 Amusement Attractions Erected Permanently or Temporarily at Carnivals, Fairs, and Amusement Parks Authority: Business Regulation Article, §3-307―3-313, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.12.62.01.htm 09.12.62.01. 01 Purpose.. This chapter establishes safety standards for the installation, assembly, repair, maintenance, use, operation, disassembly, and inspection of amusement attractions permanently or temporarily erected at amusement parks, carnivals, or fairs operated in the State.
09.12.62.02.htm 09.12.62.02. 02 Incorporation by Reference.. In this chapter, the following documents are incorporated by reference to the extent that they are referenced in this chapter:A. The ASTM International Standards on Amusement Rides and Devices: 7th Edition, F2291―04 Standard Practice for Design of Amusement Rides and Devices (2004) (ASTM F 2291―04) andB. The National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA #70-2005, which is incorporated by reference in COMAR 20.50.02.02.
09.12.62.03.htm 09.12.62.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In addition to terms defined in Business Regulation Article, §3-101, Annotated Code of Maryland, in this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Accepted engineering practice" means engineering practice that conforms to accepted principles, tests, or standards of nationally recognized technical or scientific authorities including, but not limited to, ASTM.2) "ASTM" means ASTM International, originally kno
09.12.62.04.htm 09.12.62.04. 04 General Responsibility for Compliance.. A. Each owner of an amusement attraction permanently or temporarily erected at a carnival, fair, or amusement park in the State shall:1) Comply with the provisions of this chapter; and. 2) Ensure that the manufacturer's specifications are followed in the erection, operation, maintenance, repair, and disassembly of the amusement attraction.B. In the event of a conflict between a regulation under this chapter and a manufacturer's specifica
09.12.62.05.htm 09.12.62.05. 05 Inspection, Registration, and Certificate Inspection.. A. An owner may not operate an amusement attraction unless the amusement attraction has been inspected and a certificate of inspection has been issued by the Commissioner.B. Annual Registration.. 1) Annually, by April 1, each owner shall register with the Commissioner all of the existing amusement attractions that were previously issued a certificate of inspection by the Commissioner that the owner intends to operate
09.12.62.06.htm 09.12.62.06. 06 Identification and State Registration Plates.. A. Information Plate.. 1) An information plate:. a) Is required for each amusement attraction;. b) Shall be printed in English; and. c) Shall be designed to remain legible for the expected life of the amusement attraction.. 2) The information plate shall include the following, as applicable:. a) Serial number, which is a manufacturer-issued or owner-issued unique identifying number;. b) Name of the amusement attraction;.
09.12.62.07.htm 09.12.62.07. 07 Operation.. A. Each owner shall read and become familiar with the contents of the manufacturer's recommended operating instructions and specifications.B. Operation Manual.. 1) The owner shall keep and maintain a manual documenting the operating requirements.. 2) The operation manual shall address the following issues:. a) Ride cycle time;. b) Proper loading and unloading procedures and proper rider distribution;.
09.12.62.08.htm 09.12.62.08. 08 Accident Reporting.. A. An owner shall report any accident involving serious physical injury resulting from the operation of an amusement attraction to the Commissioner, either orally or in writing, within 24 hours.B. The report shall contain the following:. 1) Date and time of the accident;. 2) Name, address, and telephone number of the injured person and parent or guardian information if the injured person is a minor;3) Age and sex of the injured person;.
09.12.62.09.htm 09.12.62.09. 09 Amusement Attraction Operating Records and Reports.. A. Daily Inspection Reports.. 1) Daily inspection reports shall be:. a) Signed by the person performing the inspection immediately upon completion of the inspection;. b) Kept with the amusement attraction or at an on-site office; and. c) Maintained for at least 30 days.. 2) Copies of daily inspection reports shall be made available to the Commissioner on request.. B. Daily Electrical Inspection Report..
09.12.62.10.htm 09.12.62.10. 10 Design Criteria.. A. Scope. This regulation does not apply to an amusement attraction that has operated in Maryland prior to January 2008 unless there is a major modification.B. Owners shall ensure that new amusement attractions and amusement attractions with major modifications that are operated in the State meet the criteria set forth in this regulation.C. Except as otherwise provided in this regulation, amusement attractions manufactured after January 2008 shall comply with A
09.12.62.11.htm 09.12.62.11. 11 Access, Egress, and Walking Surfaces.. A. General Requirements.. 1) All amusement attractions shall have a safe and adequate means of access and egress.. 2) All walking surfaces, including, but not limited to, loading and unloading areas, platforms, landings, stairs, and ramps shall be stable, firm, and slip-resistant.3) If there is the potential for exposure to a fall distance exceeding 30 inches, the owner shall take action to inhibit such falls.
09.12.62.12.htm 09.12.62.12. 12 Signage.. A. When a manufacturer or the Commissioner requires a restriction on the use of an amusement attraction, such as the age or weight of a rider, a legible sign indicating the restriction shall be posted in full view of individuals seeking admission to the amusement attraction:1) At the location specified by the manufacturer;. 2) At the entrance of the amusement attraction; or. 3) Close to the amusement attraction.. B. All amusement attractions shall have a sign pos
09.12.62.13.htm 09.12.62.13. 13 General Environment.. A. The following procedures shall be implemented during a lightning or high wind storm, tornado or severe storm warning, fire, or if violence, riot, or civil disturbance occurs or threatens to occur in an amusement park, carnival lot, or fair:1) The manufacturer's wind-related and weather-related restrictions shall be followed during periods of high wind or storm;
09.12.62.14.htm 09.12.62.14. 14 Fire Protection.. A. Flammable and Combustible Liquids.. 1) An owner shall store and handle liquid petroleum gases and flammable liquids as required under the:a) Occupational Safety and Health Standards―29 CFR §1910.106 (OSHA) and. b) National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards adopted by the State Fire Marshal or designee or the Baltimore City Fire Prevention Bureau.2) Gasoline and other flammable liquids or gases shall be stored in listed and labeled containers in
09.12.62.15.htm 09.12.62.15. 15 Equipment and Materials.. A. If amusement attractions use mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic energy, these systems shall have a means of being locked out, when necessary, for performing maintenance or inspections.B. Pressure vessels and pressure vessel systems shall conform to the requirements of the Maryland Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act, Public Safety Article, §12-901―12-919, Annotated Code of Maryland, and COMAR 09.12.01, including the inspection requirements.
09.12.62.16.htm 09.12.62.16. 16 Location and Operation.. A. Assembly and Disassembly.. 1) The assembly and disassembly of an amusement attraction shall be performed:. a) In accordance with the manufacturer's procedures and specifications;. b) Using only manufacturer specified components, fasteners, and tools;. c) Under the immediate supervision of a person experienced and trained in the proper procedures; and. d) In a professional manner.. 2) The public shall be prevented from entering are
09.12.62.17.htm 09.12.62.17. 17 Electrical Requirements.. A. Electrical systems, conductors, and equipment installed on or used in conjunction with amusement attractions shall comply with:1) The National Electrical Code, National Fire Protection Association 70 in effect at the time of the manufacture of the amusement attraction; or2) At a minimum, the National Fire Protection Association 70 (1987). B. Each owner shall ensure that electrical systems required to operate amusement attractions be inst
09.12.62.18.htm 09.12.62.18. 18 Maintenance.. A. Each owner shall read and become familiar with the contents of the manufacturer's instructions and specifications for each amusement attraction owned and operated.B. The owner shall ensure that each amusement attraction is inspected each day before operation to ensure that:1) No part is damaged, missing, or worn; and. 2) The amusement attraction is compliant with the manufacturer's specifications.. C. The owner shall keep and maintain a manual deta
09.12.62.19.htm 09.12.62.19. 19 Rules of Procedure for Hearings.. All contested case hearings before the Commissioner shall be governed by COMAR 09.01.02..
09.12.62.20.htm 09.12.62.20. 20 Variances.. A. Application for Variance.. 1) An affected owner may apply to the Commissioner for a variance from any regulation adopted under Business Regulation Article, Title 3, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) An application for variance shall be in writing and shall include:. a) The name and address of the applicant;. b) Identification of the regulation from which the applicant seeks a variance;. c) The location, equipment, and practices involved;.
09.12.62.9999.htm 09.12.62.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 30, 1977 (4:27 Md. R. 2105). Regulations .02L, .04B, .11F, and .16E and F amended effective February 14, 1983 (10:3 Md. R. 209). Regulation .07A amended effective June 15, 1987 (14:12 Md. R. 1349). Regulation .07D adopted effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705). Regulation .07E adopted effective June 15, 1987 (14:12 Md. R. 1349). Regulation .10 repealed effective August 26, 1985 (12:17 Md. R. 1705).
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