.46 Fire and Other Hazards.

A. Except for the operator of a primitive camp and as provided in §B of this regulation, an operator shall ensure that:

(1) A camp is:

(a) In compliance with all fire and safety code requirements; and

(b) Approved by the State or county fire authority;

(2) Buildings within the camp are constructed and maintained in accordance with State and local fire and safety codes; and

(3) An electrical system at a camp is:

(a) Installed and maintained in compliance with local electrical codes; or

(b) In the absence of a local electrical code, safe and inspected for safety by a master electrician licensed by the State, as evidenced by written documentation from the inspecting electrician.

B. An operator may provide written documentation from the building owner that there are no outstanding electrical and fire safety code violations for a building used or to be used as a youth camp facility that is:

(1) Owned by the State or a local government and used by the public for more than 170 calendar days per year; or

(2) Owned and operated as a nonpublic school and used as a school for more than 170 calendar days per year.

C. An operator shall ensure that a:

(1) Pesticide, toxic chemical, or hazardous material is:

(a) Properly labeled;

(b) Stored in a safe manner;

(c) Not accessible to a camper; and

(d) Used only by a camp staff member;

(2) Camp staff member is trained to use a hazardous material safely before the staff member handles a hazardous material at the camp;

(3) Material safety data sheet for a potentially hazardous chemical is available to the camp staff members; and

(4) Chemical is handled, used, stored, and disposed of according to the material safety data sheet and all applicable federal, State, and local codes.

D. An operator shall:

(1) Ensure that a camp is maintained to eliminate or minimize a safety hazard such as:

(a) Entrapment;

(b) Entanglement;

(c) Impact with moving equipment or a moving vehicle;

(d) Impact from equipment tipover or failure;

(e) Contact with hazards such as protrusions, pinch points, sharp edges, or hot surfaces;

(f) A water fall;

(g) Poisonous snakes, insects, or plants;

(h) A natural or man-made hazard specific to the site; or

(i) Any other condition or situation that poses a risk of injury to a camper or staff member; and

(2) Provide warning signs or a barrier around a hazard that cannot be eliminated due to a natural condition at the camp.