PART IExplosives and Detonators (continued)
Unrecovered Misfired Shots
(2) Where a part of a round of shots misfires and is not recovered, the procedures set out in subsection 29(2) shall be carried out and groups of shots with the same millisecond-delay shall be fired in turn, in increasing order of delay.
(a) barricades to be installed to prevent persons from entering the danger area for the shot hole determined in accordance with paragraph 22(1)(a); and
(b) a warning sign to be conspicuously posted on each barricade referred to in paragraph (a) with the words “MISFIRED SHOT — KEEP OUT” and “COUP DE MINE RATÉ — ENTRÉE INTERDITE”.
(2) After having carried out the procedures set out in subsection (1), the shotfirer shall report orally to the underground manager or mine manager the misfired shot and the procedures carried out.
(a) immediately take steps to extinguish the flame;
(b) verify that the section of the coal mine in which the shot was fired is guarded by an employee and left unworked, except for making the section safe, until inspected by a safety officer;
(c) without delay, report the flamed shot orally to the shotfirer’s supervisor or the underground manager; and
(d) report the flamed shot in writing to the mine manager.
(2) Where a mine manager is informed of a flamed shot in accordance with paragraph (1)(d), the mine manager shall, without undue delay, make a report of the flamed shot to a safety officer at the district office.
Reports and Records
33 (1) At the end of a shotfirer’s shift, the shotfirer shall report in writing to the shotfirer’s immediate supervisor every misfired shot and flamed shot for which the shotfirer was responsible during the shift.
(2) Where an immediate supervisor is informed of a misfired shot or flamed shot in accordance with subsection (1), the supervisor shall, without undue delay, report in writing to the underground manager or mine manager the misfired shot or flamed shot.
34 (1) At the end of a shotfirer’s shift, the shotfirer shall record in a book that is kept for that purpose all the shots the preparation and firing of which the shotfirer was responsible for during the shift.
(2) The record referred to in subsection (1) shall include
(a) the number of detonators used;
(b) the amount of explosive used, expressed in grams;
(c) in respect of each shot or round of shots,
(d) the number of misfired shots and whether they were recovered; and
(e) the number of flamed shots.
PART IISafe Occupancy of the Work Place
(a) develop for employees procedures for the safe entry to, exit from and occupancy of that portion;
(b) develop emergency procedures that include
(c) develop and implement safe operating procedures for each employee occupation.
(2) The employer shall keep a copy of the procedures referred to in subsection (1) readily available for examination by employees at the coal mine in respect of which the procedures apply.
(3) The employer shall instruct and train all employees in the procedures referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) and (b).
(2) The employer shall provide every person who carries out an inspection that is required to be carried out under these Regulations by a person who holds a certificate as a mine examiner with a locked-flame safety lamp.
37 Not more than 15 persons shall be present at one time in a place underground, unless there are at least two separate means of exit to the surface.
(2) A shaft may be connected to another shaft by a passageway if the passageway is not less than 1.2 m in width and 1.2 m in height.
(2) The qualified person referred to in subsection (1) shall make a written report of the inspection in a book kept for that purpose.
(2) A mine manager shall designate a meeting station that is located at the entrance to each overman’s section referred to in subsection (1) and shall
(3) No person, other than a person carrying out an inspection or a person accompanying that person, shall pass beyond a meeting station referred to in subsection (2) unless
(4) No overman shall instruct any person to pass beyond the meeting station of the section for which the overman is responsible unless the overman has information indicating that it is safe to pass beyond the meeting station.
(2) Where there are persons present in an overman’s section, a mine examiner shall carry out the inspections of that section at intervals not exceeding eight hours.
Inspections During Shifts
42 (1) Every overman who is responsible for a section shall inspect every part of the section at least once during every shift at such times that no place at which an employee works remains uninspected by the overman for more than four hours after the timewhen the shift of that employee began work in that section.
(2) The inspection referred to in subsection (1) shall be carried out to ascertain the conditions in relation to ventilation, strata control and general safety.
(3) At least once during every shift, a mine examiner shall inspect every part of the overman’s section that is allotted to the mine examiner for inspection purposes.
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