West Virginia

Division of Labor, Safety Section
Online Laws and Regulations:

Statute and Legislative Rule


Devices Covered:
Includes inflatables (rentals as well). Excludes amusement devices of a permanent nature which are subject to building regulations issued by cities or counties and existing applicable safety orders.
Inspection Program:
Rides are inspected annually before first use. Since 2005, inspections have been performed by approved private inspectors. Inspectors must have current NAARSO Level I certification or the equivalent.
Investigative Authority:
The state has authority to investigate accidents.
Reporting Criteria:
An owner or operator of an amusement ride or attraction must notify the Division not later than twenty-four hours after any fatality or accident occurring as a result of the operation of the amusement ride or amusement attraction that results in a serious physical injury to any person requiring medical treatment or results in a loss of consciousness to any person. “Serious injury” means an injury that results in death, loss of consciousness, or requires medical treatment by a physician or other medical professional for which a record is created.
Last Update
April 9, 2017


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