Inspector Resources

Temporary Door Locking Device (TDLD’s) Rules Became Effective April 18, 2016

The final draft language for school temporary door locking devices (TDLD’s) rules that were required to be written based on HB 64 have been completed, approved and became effective on April 18, 2016. BBS Memo of May 13, 2016 outlining the conditions of use & operational requirements of TDLD’s: BBS Memo # 935 Temporary Door Locking Devices The

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Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center

Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center The NEORFC is one of seventy eight fusion centers designated and recognized by the Department of Homeland Security. The mission of the Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center is to facilitate and enhance the level of inter-agency communications, intelligence analysis, and information sharing among federal, state, and local stakeholders and the public and

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Obscure Codes

Welcome to Obscure Codes! We will share unusual or hard to find Ohio code sections here. Feel free to submit yours!   Drone Interference at Emergency Scenes: OFC 104.11 Bleacher Inspection Required: OFC 1028.1.1 (ICC 300) Trained Crowd Managers required for events where more than 1,000 persons congregate: OFC 403.3 Automatic smoke detection required to protect

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OBBS Memo on Storage Tanks

The Ohio Board of Building Standards has issued a memo on the regulation of storage tanks in the Ohio building codes. BBS Memo # 393 Regulation of Tanks 1-16

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Photoelectric Technology Requirements Added to Ohio Residential Code

At its meeting on December 4, 2015, the Board of Building Standards adopted amendments to the Residential Code of Ohio effective January 1, 2016. These changes are to Section 314, Smoke Alarms, and affect smoke alarm technology, requiring both photoelectric and ionization technology smoke alarms to be installed on each level within each dwelling unit and

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Timeline for Proposed School Lockdown Rules for OBC

PLEASE NOTE: Comments regarding these proposed amendments should be submitted by January 8, 2016. Overview: On October 21, 2015, the Board of Building Standards issued a notice of its intent to amend Ohio Building Code rules in response to adoption of new Ohio Revised Code § 3781.106 included in HB 64 requiring the Board to

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2017 Ohio Fire Code Update – REVISED Form and Schedule

From the Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office: Dear Stakeholders and All Interested Parties:  Due to a technical error in the ‘2017 Ohio Fire Code Petition Form’ any Petition submitted to the SFM prior to November 13, 2015 WAS NOT received by the SFM AND MUST BE RESUBMITTED.   A corrected version of the Petition Form is now

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Open Burning Precautions For 2015 From ODNR & OSFM

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal are urging Ohioans to be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and to take necessary precautions to avoid unwanted fires this fall. Download the precautions bulletin here: 

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