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State Regulating Departments

chillforce chillforce Profile

Posted:
4/17/00 at
2:31:00 AM

I have been working on a personal project recently to see which department in each state is the regulating body of rides. Had I looked, it was right in front of me and could have saved myself a couple of hours. Anyway, the diversity of who controls rides from State to State is quite amazing. I now a top 5 list of the most ridculous.

Anyway the most used department is the Department of Labor used by 16 states. After that though, it varies and except for a few states like Michigan, New Hampshire and West Virginia, that use a dept associated with Ski Tram and ride safety dept. Other States use the Fire Marshall and Chief Elevator inpector and Assistant electrical Inspector.

Yet, the 5 states that have the most ridiculous names are

5 Department of Industrial Relations - Calf. 4 Office of Health Protection - South Dakota 3 Injury Prevention Program - North Dakota 2 Loss Control Regulation- Dept of Insurance - Texas 1 Disability Prevention Division - Alabama

Finally, try to find this State Department

Department of Community Affairs

Division of Codes and Standards

Bureau of Code Services

Office of Safety Compliance

This is none other than my home state of New Jersey. It is rough to get these people when there are two tittles, almost impossibles when it is three, but this was the only State with four so don t bother us until something happens and then we will work quick to get it out of the media and wake us when the next govenor is elected.

Ed

You gotta love NJ. by Nagashima at 4/17/00 10:14:26 AM

> I have been working on a personal project
> recently to see which department in each
> state is the regulating body of rides. Had I
> looked, it was right in front of me and
> could have saved myself a couple of hours.
> Anyway, the diversity of who controls rides
> from State to State is quite amazing. I now
> a top 5 list of the most ridculous. Anyway
> the most used department is the Department
> of Labor used by 16 states. After that
> though, it varies and except for a few
> states like Michigan, New Hampshire and West
> Virginia, that use a dept associated with
> Ski Tram and ride safety dept. Other States
> use the Fire Marshall and Chief Elevator
> inpector and Assistant electrical Inspector.
> Yet, the 5 states that have the most
> ridiculous names are 5 Department of
> Industrial Relations - Calf. 4 Office of
> Health Protection - South Dakota 3 Injury
> Prevention Program - North Dakota 2 Loss
> Control Regulation- Dept of Insurance -
> Texas 1 Disability Prevention Division -
> Alabama Finally, try to find this State
> Department Department of Community Affairs
> Division of Codes and Standards Bureau of
> Code Services Office of Safety Compliance
> This is none other than my home state of New
> Jersey. It is rough to get these people when
> there are two tittles, almost impossibles
> when it is three, but this was the only
> State with four so don t bother us until
> something happens and then we will work
> quick to get it out of the media and wake us
> when the next govenor is elected. Ed

You gotta love our home state Ed, I feel for you. Go to DMV and try to find out anything or any department, bring a big notepad and some aspirin!!

Nagashima