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Zipline and Canopy Tour Responsibility Act in place.

As resorts across the country promote ziplines, canopy tours and other kinds of "aerial adventure," the state has become one of the states to impose safety and maintenance guidelines on those rides.The number of resorts in the United States that offer ziplines, canopy tours or some sort of aerial trekking facility have more than doubled in the past year, according the executive director of the Association for Challenge Course Technology.
 
Last summer they began to regulate safety and maintenance guidelines for those operations through the Zipline and Canopy Tour Responsibility Act. Since state legislators passed the bill, five people have reported injuries sustained while ziplining. The law states that zipline operators are liable for injuries or death caused by failure to follow specified duties. However, the law also says, "There are inherent risks in the sport ... which should be understood by each participant and are essentially impossible to eliminate by the zipline or canopy tour operator.
 
"More than 1 million people are expected to ride ziplines in the United States this year, according to Borishade. He said his group "stresses the importance of having well-trained staff, annual inspections and updating operating manuals and procedures.""Division of Labor compliance officers conduct random inspections at least once a year to confirm the operations are able to document compliance with permits, inspections, employee training and other requirements."
 

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