Department of Agriculture - Amusement Ride Standards; Bungee Jumping Standards - Rules pertaining to signage for amusement rides and devices.


Published: 1993-08-01

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(A) Each owner shall display or post a sign at each ride containing, at a minimum, the following language:

(1) "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."

(2) Additional language shall be posted setting forth the operational instructions and/or other requirements for the use of the ride or device and shall include height, size or other physical requirements and other duties and obligations of the rider. Warnings and directions shall be based on current industry standards, manufacturer's recommendations for a ride, the standards of ASTM, operator rules for the ride based on their knowledge and experience, or other nationally recognized authorities.

(B) All signs required by this rule shall be prominently placed, clearly visible to the public entering the ride, bold in design, with wording short, simple and to the point. All signs shall be clearly legible with letters a minimum of three eights inches high and shall be displayed on or near each ride. Additional methods of providing warnings and directions to the public may include pre-recorded messages, live public address, verbal, pictures, video and visual signals.