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09.12.66.00.htm 09.12.66.00. Title 09 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Subtitle 12 DIVISION OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY Chapter 66 Inflatable Amusement Attractions Authority: Business Regulation Article, §3-307―3-313 and 3-402, Annotated Code of Maryland
09.12.66.01.htm 09.12.66.01. 01 Purpose.. A. This chapter establishes safety standards for the installation, assembly, repair, maintenance, use, operation, disassembly, and inspection of inflatable amusement attractions operated in the State.B. COMAR 09.12.62 does not apply to inflatable amusement attractions..
09.12.66.02.htm 09.12.66.02. 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, F2374—04 Standard Practice for Design, Manufacture, Operation, and Maintenance of Inflatable Amusement Devices (2004) (ASTM F2374-04) andB. The National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA #70-2005, which is incorporated by reference in COMAR 20.50.02.02.
09.12.66.03.htm 09.12.66.03. 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) “ASTM” means ASTM International, originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials.2) “Attendant” means a person assigned to assist the operator in attending to the safety needs of users.3) “Certificate of inspection of an inflatable amusement attraction” means
09.12.66.04.htm 09.12.66.04. 04 General Responsibility for Compliance.. A. Each owner of an inflatable amusement attraction erected in the State shall:. 1) Comply with the provisions of this chapter; and. 2) Ensure that the manufacturer’s recommendations, specifications, and other requirements relating to safety in the erection, operation, maintenance, repair, and disassembly of the inflatable amusement attraction are followed.B. In the event of a conflict between a regulation under this chapter and a
09.12.66.05.htm 09.12.66.05. 05 Registration, Inspection, and Notice of Operation.. A. Except as specified by law, an owner may not operate an inflatable amusement attraction unless the Commissioner has issued a certificate of inspection of an inflatable amusement attraction.B. Annually, each owner shall register with the Commissioner those inflatable amusement attractions that the owner intends to operate in Maryland that year and file a certificate of insurance indicating that the owner has obt
09.12.66.06.htm 09.12.66.06. 06 Inspections.. A. Inspection Hours.. 1) Inflatable amusement attraction inspections will normally be conducted during the business hours of 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.2) The Commissioner may schedule inspections at other times when the Commissioner determines that there are extenuating circumstances.B. The Commissioner may review the following as part of the inspection:. 1) The Daily Inspection Pre-Opening Checklist;.
09.12.66.07.htm 09.12.66.07. 07 Special Inflated Amusement Structures.. A. For a special inflated amusement structure located in an amusement park, carnival, or fair, the owner shall make a request to the fire official for the jurisdiction where the amusement attraction is located for fire safety inspection:1) Before operation at each location; and. 2) When there is a change in construction, materials, or decorations.. B. Exits.. 1) At least two exits remote from each other shall be provided for each flo
09.12.66.08.htm 09.12.66.08. 08 Information Panel and State Registration Sticker.. A. Information Panel.. 1) The information panel shall include the following, as applicable:. a) Serial number, which is a manufacturer-issued or owner-issued unique identifying number;. b) Name of the inflatable amusement attraction;. c) Manufacturer of the inflatable amusement attraction;. d) Date of manufacture, which is the month and year of manufacture, as determined by the manufacturer, if known;e) Direction of travel, i
09.12.66.09.htm 09.12.66.09. 09 Operation.. A. Each owner shall obtain the manufacturer’s operations manual and shall:. 1) Read and become familiar with the contents of the manufacturer’s recommended operating instructions and specifications;2) Keep the manufacturer’s operations manual on location with the inflatable amusement attraction; and3) Provide a copy of the manufacturer’s operations manual, in English, to the Commissioner on request.B. Except as provided in §C of this regulation, an
09.12.66.10.htm 09.12.66.10. 10 Accident Reporting.. A. Immediately after an accident involving serious physical injury resulting from the operation of an inflatable amusement attraction, an owner shall orally notify the Commissioner.B. An owner shall submit a written accident report to the Commissioner within 24 hours.. C. 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 t
09.12.66.11.htm 09.12.66.11. 11 Records and Reports.. A. The Inflatable Amusement Attraction Daily Inspection and Daily Pre-Opening Checklist shall be:. 1) Signed by the person performing the inspection immediately upon completion of the inspection;. 2) Kept with the inflatable amusement attraction or at an on-site office; and. 3) Maintained for at least 30 days.. B. Identification Records. An owner shall maintain a record of the name and identification number of each operator and attend
09.12.66.12.htm 09.12.66.12. 12 Design Criteria.. A. An owner shall ensure that an inflatable amusement attraction is designed and manufactured in accordance with the criteria set forth in ASTM F2374-04.5.B. Upon request, an owner shall provide the Commissioner with information to document compliance with §A of this regulation.C. Copies of all documents provided to the Commissioner shall be in English..
09.12.66.13.htm 09.12.66.13. 13 Access, Egress, and Walking Surfaces.. A. Access to and egress from all inflatable amusement attractions shall be free from all recognized hazards.B. All walking surfaces including, but not limited to, loading and unloading areas, platforms, landings, stairs, and ramps shall be stable and slip-resistant.C. If there is the potential for exposure to a fall distance exceeding 30 inches, the owner shall take steps to prevent such falls.
09.12.66.14.htm 09.12.66.14. 14 Signage.. A. When a manufacturer or the Commissioner requires a restriction on the use of an inflatable amusement attraction, such as the age or weight of a user, a legible sign indicating the restriction shall be posted in full view of individuals seeking admission to the inflatable amusement attraction.B. The location of the sign shall be:. 1) At the location specified by the manufacturer;. 2) At the entrance of the inflatable amusement attraction; or.
09.12.66.15.htm 09.12.66.15. 15 General Environment.. A. All manufacturer wind-related and weather-related restrictions shall be complied with.. B. In the event of lightning, winds gusting in excess of 25 mph, a tornado watch, a severe storm predicted within a 5 mile radius, fire, or other disturbance, an owner shall implement the following:1) Users shall be unloaded or evacuated safely from the inflatable amusement attraction immediately; and
09.12.66.16.htm 09.12.66.16. 16 Fire Protection.. A. Flammable and Combustible Liquids.. 1) An owner shall store and handle flammable and combustible liquids consistent with the applicable National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.2) An owner may not handle or fuel equipment with flammable liquids within 20 feet of an inflatable amusement attraction.3) An owner shall store flammable and combustible liquids at least 75 feet from an inflatable amusement attraction or other spark-producing equipment.
09.12.66.17.htm 09.12.66.17. 17 Equipment and Materials.. A. Guarding.. 1) The owner shall ensure that machinery is guarded to prevent contact with belts, fan blades, or similar moving components.2) Guards shall be:. a) Designed to perform a specific task;. b) Properly secured; and. c) Properly maintained in a condition consistent with the intent of the guard’s design.. 3) Before a guard is removed for maintenance purposes:. a) The equipment shall be locked out or tagged out; and.
09.12.66.18.htm 09.12.66.18. 18 Location and Operation.. A. Assembly and Disassembly.. 1) The assembly and disassembly of an inflatable amusement attraction shall be performed:. a) In accordance with the manufacturer’s procedures and specifications; and. b) Using only manufacturer specified components, fasteners, tools, replacement parts, and materials.. 2) During assembly, parts shall be closely inspected to discover excessively worn or damaged parts.. B. Location.. 1) Placement of the infla
09.12.66.19.htm 09.12.66.19. 19 Electrical Requirements.. A. Electrical systems, conductors, and equipment installed on or used in conjunction with inflatable amusement attractions shall conform to the requirements of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA #70-2005.B. Each owner shall ensure that electrical systems required to operate the inflatable amusement attractions are maintained by a qualified person.C. Wiring Methods.. 1) Flexible cords used with temporary and portable lights and extension cor
09.12.66.20.htm 09.12.66.20. 20 Rules of Procedure for Hearings.. All contested case hearings before the Commissioner shall be governed by COMAR 09.01.02..
09.12.66.21.htm 09.12.66.21. 21 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;.
09.12.66.9999.htm 09.12.66.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 21, 2013 (40:1 Md. R. 20).
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