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(a) The provider shall permit parents, guardians or other persons in loco parentis to inspect the home for safety precautions. The provider shall remove or correct any safety hazard from both indoor and outdoor areas of the premises accessible to children, including, but not limited to, placing all toxic, poisonous and dangerous substances and materials out of reach, removing sharp or dangerous objects, surfaces and hazards, repairing loose flooring boards, and removing peeling and/or accessible lead paint.
(b) The provider shall have operable smoke detectors, cover all electrical outlets, provide operable fire extinguishers properly mounted in the kitchen and other appropriate areas, provide operable flashlights or other emergency lighting, provide an emergency evacuation plan with alternative escape routes and be in compliance with all applicable codes and regulations.
(c) Outdoor play areas shall be protected from traffic and other hazards, including glass, construction materials, dangerous or sharp objects or equipment, standing water, animals and insects. All play equipment shall be kept safe.
(d) No dangerous ordnance shall be kept anywhere in the provider's home or on the premises at any time when child day care services are provided.
(e) No firearms shall be kept anywhere in the provider's home or on the premises at any time when child day care services are provided except as otherwise provided by Ohio Administrative Code Section 5101:2-12-12.
(Ord. 25-92. Passed 5-4-92; Ord. 29-19. Passed 11-18-19.)