New York

Dept. of Labor - Excludes NY City
Online Laws and Regulations:



Devices Covered:
Includes slides and waterslides with a total vertical drop >= 20ft, funhouses, and go-karts. Excludes inflatables, rides in cities with less than 1 million people.
Inspection Program:
Rides/devices must be inspected annually by a qualified inspector. NY state licenced PEs & architects, and insurance inspectors are deemed qualified to perform the annual inspection, but the inspector cannot be the owner, lessee, employee or controlling principal.
Investigative Authority:
Following a reportable accident, the ride must be immediately shut down and the scene preserved. A safety coordinator designated by the ride owner/operator may order the ride re-opened if his/she determines that the injury was not caused by a mechanical or structural defect. If the accident was caused by a mechanical or structural defect, the ride must remain shut down until repairs are completed and approved by a licensed architect, PE, 3rd party inspector, or regulatory official.
Reporting Criteria:
Personal injury which results in death; dismemberment; significant disfigurement; a compound or comminuted fracture; or permanent loss of a body organ, member, function or system; or loss of consciousness resulting in hospitalization.
Special Conditions
Rides operated in New York City are exempt from state law and regulated by the NYC Department of Buildings.
Last Update
April 9, 2017


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