Department of Labor
Online Laws and Regulations:


Devices Covered:
Includes go-karts, haunted houses, mechanical bulls, climbing walls, dry slides > 20' high, alpine slides and toboggan slides, trams and motorized wagon rides, bungee jumps, inflatable devices used at public events, and obstacle courses. Excludes laser/paint ball war games (non-inflatable), live animal rides, mazes, paddle boats, and trampolines.
Inspection Program:
State officials inspect before the ride is initially put into operation in Illinois and at least once a year thereafter.
Investigative Authority:
If a fatality is related to a major breakdown, the Department initiates an investigation within 24 hours of initial notification.
Reporting Criteria:
Ride-related death or injury requiring medical treatment by a licensed physician.
Special Conditions
Waterslides are regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Last Update
April 7, 2017


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