Does OSHA cover amusement parks?

With regard to OSHA regulations of carnivals, amusement parks, and water parks, OSHA’s general industry standards would apply to occupational safety and health for employees working at these facilities. However, the Agency does not regulate the public visiting these facilities, nor do we track their accidents.

Where is OSHA applicable?

Private Sector Workers OSHA covers most private sector employers and workers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions either directly through Federal OSHA or through an OSHA-approved state plan.

What are the rules at an amusement park?

Keep hands, arms, legs and feet inside the ride at all times. Secure all loose articles, including wallets, change, sunglasses, cell phones, and hats. Do not board a ride impaired. Remain seated in the ride until it comes to a complete stop and you are instructed to exit.

Who is responsible for upholding the safety standards at the amusement park?

CPSC Oversees Amusement Parks In 1972, the Consumer Product Safety Commission was established to place a barrier of protection between the public and consumer products that could cause an unreasonable risk of injury or harm.

Where does OSHA not have jurisdiction?

Federal OSHA has no jurisdiction over State, municipal, or volunteer fire departments.

What safety precautions do theme parks have in place for patrons?

Many roller coasters have height restrictions for patrons, or require children to be accompanied by adults. At Six Flags, loose articles like bags are not permitted, and small items like cell phones must be fully secured in zippered pockets.

What safety requirements apply to roller coaster design?

Rollercoaster Safety Tips

  • Follow age, height, and medical guidelines.
  • Watch the ride first so that you know what to expect.
  • Never be afraid to ask the park employees questions.
  • Keep all appendages in the seat at all times.
  • Keep your eyes forward and your head back to prevent neck injury.
  • Follow verbal instructions.

Are amusement parks ride at your own risk?

The court ruled that the ride and similar rides have an inherent risk attached that consumers are aware of, and thus the park could not be held liable for that particular injury. This is referred to as assumption of risk.

What are considered serious OSHA violations?

SERIOUS: A serious violation exists when the workplace hazard could cause an accident or illness that would most likely result in death or serious physical harm, unless the employer did not know or could not have known of the violation.