Ohio Dept. of Agriculture

Dept. of Agriculture
Overview of Amusement Ride Regulation
Regulation Type: 
Government officials inspect rides and investigate accidents
Inspection Program: 

State inspects rides at least once annually; most rides twice annually.

Investigative Authority: 

State inspectors authorized to investigate serious accidents.

Reporting Criteria: 

Death or injuries requiring immediate admission to hospital must be reported within 24 hours.

Patron Responsibility Law: 

Section 1711.551 of the Revised Code requires that riders must obey all warnings and directions regarding this ride and behave in a manner that will not cause or contribute to injury to themselves or others. Failure to comply is a misdemeanor.

Date of last update: 
September 16, 2008