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State of Maryland Recently Updated Regulations for Challenge Courses, Aerial Parks and Ziplines
State of Maryland Recently Updated Regulations for Challenge Courses, Aerial Parks and Ziplines

In 2010, the Maryland Attorney General ruled that Challenge Courses, Aerial Parks and Ziplines were not included in the existing regulatory code and were not being regulated by the state. In 2022, the regulatory code was updated to include these facilities and regulations were gradually... Continue Reading

Date posted02/15/2024


State of Maine Proposes Updates to Rules Relating to Boys, Girls, Boys and Girls, Day Camps
State of Maine Proposes Updates to Rules Relating to Boys, Girls, Boys and Girls, Day Camps

The Maine CDC Health Inspection Program is proposing to update and clarify safety and wellness standards for its Rules Relating to Boys, Girls, Boys and Girls, Day Camps and Primitive and Trip Camping (10-144 CMR Ch. 208), which was last updated in 2007. The Department is proposing to change the... Continue Reading

Date posted02/15/2024


State of Florida Recently Introduced Changes to its Statutes Regarding Amusement Ride Inspections
State of Florida Recently Introduced Changes to its Statutes Regarding Amusement Ride Inspections

As mentioned in a recent ACCT news piece https://www.acctinfo.org/news/the-2023-florida-statutes, Florida introduced changes to its statutes in 2020, regarding amusement ride inspections, impacting the qualifications needed for inspectors. ACCT received several inquiries from members about... Continue Reading

Date posted02/15/2024


Clarification Statement on TN Climbing Wall Exemption for Permitting
Clarification Statement on TN Climbing Wall Exemption for Permitting

We've been made aware of a Clarification on permitting of Climbing Walls in Tennessee: Continue Reading

Date posted02/15/2024


Update from the Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety
Update from the Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety

ACCT Received a letter from Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety about upcoming changes to regulations: Four (4) items detailed below - please read them all Regulation changes As we roll into 2024, the Division of Oil and Public Safety (OPS) is inviting all stakeholders to the following... Continue Reading

Date posted12/28/2023


Understanding Florida's Regulations for Amusement Ride Inspectors
Understanding Florida's Regulations for Amusement Ride Inspectors

updated 2023-12-08 Editor Notes: To assist the reader with some previous information not included in this article's release on 12/7/23, we would like to provide some additional information to bring more clarity. In 2020, Florida introduced changes to its statutes regarding amusement ride... Continue Reading

Date posted12/7/2023


Utah Regulatory Proposals Move forward
Utah Regulatory Proposals Move forward

The State of Utah Amusement Ride Safety Committee has continued to meet and address the implementation of Utah’s new amusement ride safety law. In a meeting on August 11, 2021, the committee adopted ASTM 2959-21 Section 5 for zip lines used in public settings for regulation with in the... Continue Reading

Postedby Scott Andrews
Date posted08/11/2021


ERi and HeadRush Issue Joint Statement on non-injury incident
ERi and HeadRush Issue Joint Statement on non-injury incident

The following statement was received by ACCT on July 20, 2021 as the body of an email from ERi Head office. A PDF version of the statement is provided HERE. 20 July 21 Joint Statement // Head Rush Technologies & Experiential Resources Head Rush Technologies and Experiential Resources (ERi) ... Continue Reading

Postedby Scott Andrews
Date posted07/21/2021


ERi Issues notice of an incident with a TruBlue Speed Auto Belay
ERi Issues notice of an incident with a TruBlue Speed Auto Belay

On July 12, 2021, Experiential Resources, inc. released a statement describing a failure incident with a Head Rush TruBlue Speed Auto Belay device at a camp in the eastern United States. The notice can be found here. On July 15, 2021, HeadRush released a statement about the failure. Owners of... Continue Reading

Postedby Scott Andrews
Date posted07/16/2021


Oklahoma Department of Labor offers OSHA compliance consultation
Oklahoma Department of Labor offers OSHA compliance consultation

On July 16, 2021 the Oklahoma Department of Labor published a letter describing the benefits of the “Safety Saves” OSHA Consultation program. The program is described in the attached letter. Oklahoma business may find it useful to review this program and apply for it services. Continue Reading

Postedby Scott Andrews
Date posted07/16/2021


ACCT Standards and Bonsai Design in Montana News Article
ACCT Standards and Bonsai Design in Montana News Article

A recent article in the Montana Standard discusses the new zip tour near Anaconda, Montana. Check it out here. Nice work JT! Continue Reading

Postedby Scott Andrews
Date posted05/24/2021


Guidance for California Overnight Camps
Guidance for California Overnight Camps

The State of California released guidance for overnight camps allowing operation this summer. The guidance can be found at the California Department of Public Health website. Congratulations California Camps! Continue Reading

Postedby Scott Andrews
Date posted05/13/2021