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TITLE 30—Mineral Resources

CHAPTER I—MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

SUBCHAPTER K—METAL AND NONMETAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH

PART 56—SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS—SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES

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Subpart A—GENERAL

§56.1
Purpose and scope.
§56.2
Definitions.

Procedures

§56.1000
Notification of commencement of operations and closing of mines.
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Subpart B—GROUND CONTROL

§56.3000
Definitions.

Mining Methods

§56.3130
Wall, bank, and slope stability.
§56.3131
Pit or quarry wall perimeter.

Scaling and Support

§56.3200
Correction of hazardous conditions.
§56.3201
Location for performing scaling.
§56.3202
Scaling tools.
§56.3203
Rock fixtures.

Precautions

§56.3400
Secondary breakage.
§56.3401
Examination of ground conditions.
§56.3430
Activity between machinery or equipment and the highwall or bank.
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Subpart C—FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL

§56.4000
Definitions.
§56.4011
Abandoned electric circuits.

Prohibitions/Precautions/Housekeeping

§56.4100
Smoking and use of open flames.
§56.4101
Warning signs.
§56.4102
Spillage and leakage.
§56.4103
Fueling internal combustion engines.
§56.4104
Combustible waste.
§56.4130
Electric substations and liquid storage facilities.

Firefighting Equipment

§56.4200
General requirements.
§56.4201
Inspection.
§56.4202
Fire hydrants.
§56.4203
Extinguisher recharging or replacement.
§56.4230
Self-propelled equipment.

Firefighting Procedures/Alarms/Drills

§56.4330
Firefighting, evacuation, and rescue procedures.
§56.4331
Firefighting drills.

Flammable and Combustible Liquids and Gases

§56.4400
Use restrictions.
§56.4401
Storage tank foundations.
§56.4402
Safety can use.
§56.4430
Storage facilities.

Installation/Construction/Maintenance

§56.4500
Heat sources.
§56.4501
Fuel lines.
§56.4502
Battery-charging stations.
§56.4503
Conveyor belt slippage.
§56.4530
Exits.
§56.4531
Flammable or combustible liquid storage buildings or rooms.

Welding/Cutting/Compressed Gases

§56.4600
Extinguishing equipment.
§56.4601
Oxygen cylinder storage.
§56.4602
Gauges and regulators.
§56.4603
Closure of valves.
§56.4604
Preparation of pipelines or containers.
Appendix
Appendix I to Subpart C of Part 56—National Consensus Standards
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Subpart D—AIR QUALITY AND PHYSICAL AGENTS

Air Quality

§56.5001
Exposure limits for airborne contaminants.
§56.5002
Exposure monitoring.
§56.5005
Control of exposure to airborne contaminants.
§56.5006
Restricted use of chemicals.
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Subpart E—EXPLOSIVES

§56.6000
Definitions.

Storage

§56.6100
Separation of stored explosive material.
§56.6101
Areas around explosive material storage facilities.
§56.6102
Explosive material storage practices.
§56.6130
Explosive material storage facilities.
§56.6131
Location of explosive material storage facilities.
§56.6132
Magazine requirements.
§56.6133
Powder chests.

Transportation

§56.6200
Delivery to storage or blast site areas.
§56.6201
Separation of transported explosive material.
§56.6202
Vehicles.
§56.6203
Locomotives.
§56.6204
Hoists.
§56.6205
Conveying explosives by hand.

Use

§56.6300
Control of blasting operations.
§56.6301
Blasthole obstruction check.
§56.6302
Separation of explosive material.
§56.6303
Initiation preparation.
§56.6304
Primer protection.
§56.6305
Unused explosive material.
§56.6306
Loading, blasting, and security.
§56.6307
Drill stem loading.
§56.6308
Initiation systems.
§56.6309
Fuel oil requirements for ANFO.
§56.6310
Misfire waiting period.
§56.6311
Handling of misfires.
§56.6312
Secondary blasting.

Electric Blasting

§56.6400
Compatibility of electric detonators.
§56.6401
Shunting.
§56.6402
Deenergized circuits near detonators.
§56.6403
Branch circuits.
§56.6404
Separation of blasting circuits from power source.
§56.6405
Firing devices.
§56.6406
Duration of current flow.
§56.6407
Circuit testing.

Nonelectric Blasting

§56.6500
Damaged initiating material.
§56.6501
Nonelectric initiation systems.
§56.6502
Safety fuse.

Extraneous Electricity

§56.6600
Loading practices.
§56.6601
Grounding.
§56.6602
Static electricity dissipation during loading.
§56.6603
Air gap.
§56.6604
Precautions during storms.
§56.6605
Isolation of blasting circuits.

Equipment/Tools

§56.6700
Nonsparking tools.
§56.6701
Tamping and loading pole requirements.

Maintenance

§56.6800
Storage facilities.
§56.6801
Vehicle repair.
§56.6802
Bulk delivery vehicles.
§56.6803
Blasting lines.

General Requirements

§56.6900
Damaged or deteriorated explosive material.
§56.6901
Black powder.
§56.6902
Excessive temperatures.
§56.6903
Burning explosive material.
§56.6904
Smoking and open flames.
§56.6905
Protection of explosive material.
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Subpart F—DRILLING AND ROTARY JET PIERCING

Drilling

§56.7002
Equipment defects.
§56.7003
Drill area inspection.
§56.7004
Drill mast.
§56.7005
Augers and drill stems.
§56.7008
Moving the drill.
§56.7009
Drill helpers.
§56.7010
Power failures.
§56.7011
Straightening crossed cables.
§56.7012
Tending drills in operation.
§56.7013
Covering or guarding drill holes.
§56.7018
Hand clearance.
§56.7050
Tool and drill steel racks.
§56.7051
Loose objects on the mast or drill platform.
§56.7052
Drilling positions.
§56.7053
Moving hand-held drills.
§56.7055
Intersecting holes.
§56.7056
Collaring in bootlegs.

Rotary Jet Piercing

§56.7801
Jet drills.
§56.7802
Oxygen hose lines.
§56.7803
Lighting the burner.
§56.7804
Refueling.
§56.7805
Smoking and open flames.
§56.7806
Oxygen intake coupling.
§56.7807
Flushing the combustion chamber.
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Subpart G—[RESERVED]

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Subpart H—LOADING, HAULING, AND DUMPING

Traffic Safety

§56.9100
Traffic control.
§56.9101
Operating speeds and control of equipment.
§56.9102
Movement of independently operating rail equipment.
§56.9103
Clearance on adjacent tracks.
§56.9104
Railroad crossings.

Transportation of Persons and Materials

§56.9200
Transporting persons.
§56.9201
Loading, hauling, and unloading of equipment or supplies.
§56.9202
Loading and hauling large rocks.

Safety Devices, Provisions, and Procedures for Roadways, Railroads, and Loading and Dumping Sites

§56.9300
Berms or guardrails.
§56.9301
Dump site restraints.
§56.9302
Protection against moving or runaway railroad equipment.
§56.9303
Construction of ramps and dumping facilities.
§56.9304
Unstable ground.
§56.9305
Truck spotters.
§56.9306
Warning devices for restricted clearances.
§56.9307
Design, installation, and maintenance of railroads.
§56.9308
Switch throws.
§56.9309
Chute design.
§56.9310
Chute hazards.
§56.9311
Anchoring stationary sizing devices.
§56.9312
Working around drawholes.
§56.9313
Roadway maintenance.
§56.9314
Trimming stockpile and muckpile faces.
§56.9315
Dust control.
§56.9316
Notifying the equipment operator.
§56.9317
Suspended loads.
§56.9318
Getting on or off moving equipment.
§56.9319
Going over, under, or between railcars.
§56.9330
Clearance for surface equipment.
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Subpart I—AERIAL TRAMWAYS

§56.10001
Filling buckets.
§56.10002
Inspection and maintenance.
§56.10003
Correction of defects.
§56.10004
Brakes.
§56.10005
Track cable connections.
§56.10006
Tower guards.
§56.10007
Falling object protection.
§56.10008
Riding tramways.
§56.10009
Riding loaded buckets.
§56.10010
Starting precautions.
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Subpart J—TRAVELWAYS

§56.11001
Safe access.
§56.11002
Handrails and toeboards.
§56.11003
Construction and maintenance of ladders.
§56.11004
Portable rigid ladders.
§56.11005
Fixed ladder anchorage and toe clearance.
§56.11006
Fixed ladder landings.
§56.11007
Wooden components of ladders.
§56.11008
Restricted clearance.
§56.11009
Walkways along conveyors.
§56.11010
Stairstep clearance.
§56.11011
Use of ladders.
§56.11012
Protection for openings around travelways.
§56.11013
Conveyor crossovers.
§56.11014
Crossing moving conveyors.
§56.11016
Snow and ice on walkways and travelways.
§56.11017
Inclined fixed ladders.
§56.11025
Railed landings, backguards, and other protection for fixed ladders.
§56.11026
Protection for inclined fixed ladders.
§56.11027
Scaffolds and working platforms.
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Subpart K—ELECTRICITY

§56.12001
Circuit overload protection.
§56.12002
Controls and switches.
§56.12003
Trailing cable overload protection.
§56.12004
Electrical conductors.
§56.12005
Protection of power conductors from mobile equipment.
§56.12006
Distribution boxes.
§56.12007
Junction box connection procedures.
§56.12008
Insulation and fittings for power wires and cables.
§56.12010
Isolation or insulation of communication conductors.
§56.12011
High-potential electrical conductors.
§56.12012
Bare signal wires.
§56.12013
Splices and repairs of power cables.
§56.12014
Handling energized power cables.
§56.12016
Work on electrically-powered equipment.
§56.12017
Work on power circuits.
§56.12018
Identification of power switches.
§56.12019
Access to stationary electrical equipment or switchgear.
§56.12020
Protection of persons at switchgear.
§56.12021
Danger signs.
§56.12022
Authorized persons at major electrical installations.
§56.12023
Guarding electrical connections and resistor grids.
§56.12025
Grounding circuit enclosures.
§56.12026
Grounding transformer and switchgear enclosures.
§56.12027
Grounding mobile equipment.
§56.12028
Testing grounding systems.
§56.12030
Correction of dangerous conditions.
§56.12032
Inspection and cover plates.
§56.12033
Hand-held electric tools.
§56.12034
Guarding around lights.
§56.12035
Weatherproof lamp sockets.
§56.12036
Fuse removal or replacement.
§56.12037
Fuses in high-potential circuits.
§56.12038
Attachment of trailing cables.
§56.12039
Protection of surplus trailing cables.
§56.12040
Installation of operating controls.
§56.12041
Design of switches and starting boxes.
§56.12042
Track bonding.
§56.12045
Overhead powerlines.
§56.12047
Guy wires.
§56.12048
Communication conductors on power poles.
§56.12050
Installation of trolley wires.
§56.12053
Circuits powered from trolley wires.
§56.12065
Short circuit and lightning protection.
§56.12066
Guarding trolley wires and bare powerlines.
§56.12067
Installation of transformers.
§56.12068
Locking transformer enclosures.
§56.12069
Lightning protection for telephone wires and ungrounded conductors.
§56.12071
Movement or operation of equipment near high-voltage power lines.
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Subpart L—COMPRESSED AIR AND BOILERS

§56.13001
General requirements for boilers and pressure vessels.
§56.13010
Reciprocating-type air compressors.
§56.13011
Air receiver tanks.
§56.13012
Compressor air intakes.
§56.13015
Inspection of compressed-air receivers and other unfired pressure vessels.
§56.13017
Compressor discharge pipes.
§56.13019
Pressure system repairs.
§56.13020
Use of compressed air.
§56.13021
High-pressure hose connections.
§56.13030
Boilers.
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Subpart M—MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT

§56.14000
Definitions.

Safety Devices and Maintenance Requirements

§56.14100
Safety defects; examination, correction and records.
§56.14101
Brakes.
§56.14102
Brakes for rail equipment.
§56.14103
Operators stations.
§56.14104
Tire repairs.
§56.14105
Procedures during repairs or maintenance.
§56.14106
Falling object protection.
§56.14107
Moving machine parts.
§56.14108
Overhead drive belts.
§56.14109
Unguarded conveyors with adjacent travelways.
§56.14110
Flying or falling materials.
§56.14111
Slusher, backlash guards and securing.
§56.14112
Construction and maintenance of guards.
§56.14113
Inclined conveyors: backstops or brakes.
§56.14114
Air valves for pneumatic equipment.
§56.14115
Stationary grinding machines.
§56.14116
Hand-held power tools.
§56.14130
Roll-over protective structures (ROPS) and seat belts.
§56.14131
Seat belts for haulage trucks.
§56.14132
Horns and backup alarms.

Safety Practices and Operational Procedures

§56.14200
Warnings prior to starting or moving equipment.
§56.14201
Conveyor start-up warnings.
§56.14202
Manual cleaning of conveyor pulleys.
§56.14203
Application of belt dressing.
§56.14204
Machinery lubrication.
§56.14205
Machinery, equipment, and tools.
§56.14206
Securing movable parts.
§56.14207
Parking procedures for unattended equipment.
§56.14208
Warning devices.
§56.14209
Safety procedures for towing.
§56.14210
Movement of dippers, buckets, loading booms, or suspended loads.
§56.14211
Blocking equipment in a raised position.
§56.14212
Chains, ropes, and drive belts.
§56.14213
Ventilation and shielding for welding.
§56.14214
Train warnings.
§56.14215
Coupling or uncoupling cars.
§56.14216
Backpoling.
§56.14217
Securing parked railcars.
§56.14218
Movement of equipment on adjacent tracks.
§56.14219
Brakeman signals.
Appendix
Appendix I to Subpart M of Part 56—National Consensus Standards
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Subpart N—PERSONAL PROTECTION

§56.15001
First-aid materials.
§56.15002
Hard hats.
§56.15003
Protective footwear.
§56.15004
Eye protection.
§56.15005
Safety belts and lines.
§56.15006
Protective equipment and clothing for hazards and irritants.
§56.15007
Protective equipment or clothing for welding, cutting, or working with molten metal.
§56.15014
Eye protection when operating grinding wheels.
§56.15020
Life jackets and belts.
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Subpart O—MATERIALS STORAGE AND HANDLING

§56.16001
Stacking and storage of materials.
§56.16002
Bins, hoppers, silos, tanks, and surge piles.
§56.16003
Storage of hazardous materials.
§56.16004
Containers for hazardous materials.
§56.16005
Securing gas cylinders.
§56.16006
Protection of gas cylinder valves.
§56.16007
Taglines, hitches, and slings.
§56.16009
Suspended loads.
§56.16010
Dropping materials from overhead.
§56.16011
Riding hoisted loads or on the hoist hook.
§56.16012
Storage of incompatible substances.
§56.16013
Working with molten metal.
§56.16014
Operator-carrying overhead cranes.
§56.16015
Work or travel on overhead crane bridges.
§56.16016
Lift trucks.
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Subpart P—ILLUMINATION

§56.17001
Illumination of surface working areas.
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Subpart Q—SAFETY PROGRAMS

§56.18002
Examination of working places.
§56.18006
New employees.
§56.18009
Designation of person in charge.
§56.18010
First aid.
§56.18012
Emergency telephone numbers.
§56.18013
Emergency communications system.
§56.18014
Emergency medical assistance and transportation.
§56.18020
Working alone.
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Subpart R—PERSONNEL HOISTING

§56.19000
Application.

Hoists

§56.19001
Rated capacities.
§56.19002
Anchoring.
§56.19003
Driving mechanism connections.
§56.19004
Brakes.
§56.19005
Locking mechanism for clutch.
§56.19006
Automatic hoist braking devices.
§56.19007
Overtravel and overspeed devices.
§56.19008
Friction hoist synchronizing mechanisms.
§56.19009
Position indicator.
§56.19010
Location of hoist controls.
§56.19011
Drum flanges.
§56.19012
Grooved drums.
§56.19013
Diesel- and other fuel-injection-powered hoists.
§56.19014
Friction hoist overtravel protection.
§56.19017
Emergency braking for electric hoists.
§56.19018
Overtravel by-pass switches.

Wire Ropes

§56.19021
Minimum rope strength.
§56.19022
Initial measurement.
§56.19023
Examinations.
§56.19024
Retirement criteria.
§56.19025
Load end attachments.
§56.19026
Drum end attachment.
§56.19027
End attachment retermination.
§56.19028
End attachment replacement.
§56.19030
Safety device attachments.

Headframes and Sheaves

§56.19035
Headframe design.
§56.19036
Headframe height.
§56.19037
Fleet angles.
§56.19038
Platforms around elevated head sheaves.

Conveyances

§56.19045
Metal bonnets.
§56.19049
Hoisting persons in buckets.
§56.19050
Bucket requirements.
§56.19054
Rope guides.

Hoisting Procedures

§56.19055
Availability of hoist operator for manual hoists.
§56.19056
Availability of hoist operator for automatic hoists.
§56.19057
Hoist operator's physical fitness.
§56.19058
Experienced hoist operators.
§56.19061
Maximum hoisting speeds.
§56.19062
Maximum acceleration and deceleration.
§56.19063
Persons allowed in hoist room.
§56.19065
Lowering conveyances by the brakes.
§56.19066
Maximum riders in a conveyance.
§56.19067
Trips during shift changes.
§56.19068
Orderly conduct in conveyances.
§56.19069
Entering and leaving conveyances.
§56.19070
Closing cage doors or gates.
§56.19071
Riding in skips or buckets.
§56.19072
Skips and cages in same compartment.
§56.19073
Hoisting during shift changes.
§56.19074
Riding the bail, rim, bonnet, or crosshead.
§56.19075
Use of open hooks.
§56.19076
Maximum speeds for hoisting persons in buckets.
§56.19077
Lowering buckets.
§56.19078
Hoisting buckets from the shaft bottom.
§56.19079
Blocking mine cars.
§56.19080
Hoisting tools, timbers, and other materials.
§56.19081
Conveyances not in use.
§56.19083
Overtravel backout device.

Signaling

§56.19090
Dual signaling systems.
§56.19091
Signaling instructions to hoist operator.
§56.19092
Signaling from conveyances.
§56.19093
Standard signal code.
§56.19094
Posting signal code.
§56.19095
Location of signal devices.
§56.19096
Familiarity with signal code.

Shafts

§56.19100
Shaft landing gates.
§56.19101
Stopblocks and derail switches.
§56.19102
Shaft guides.
§56.19103
Dumping facilities and loading pockets.
§56.19104
Clearance at shaft stations.
§56.19105
Landings with more than one shaft entrance.
§56.19106
Shaft sets.
§56.19107
Precautions for work in compartment affected by hoisting operation.
§56.19108
Posting warning signs during shaft work.
§56.19109
Shaft inspection and repair.
§56.19110
Overhead protection for shaft deepening work.
§56.19111
Shaft-sinking ladders.

Inspection and Maintenance

§56.19120
Procedures for inspection, testing, and maintenance.
§56.19121
Recordkeeping.
§56.19122
Replacement parts.
§56.19129
Examinations and tests at beginning of shift.
§56.19130
Conveyance shaft test.
§56.19131
Hoist conveyance connections.
§56.19132
Safety catches.
§56.19133
Shaft.
§56.19134
Sheaves.
§56.19135
Rollers in inclined shafts.
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Subpart S—MISCELLANEOUS

§56.20001
Intoxicating beverages and narcotics.
§56.20002
Potable water.
§56.20003
Housekeeping.
§56.20005
Carbon tetrachloride.
§56.20008
Toilet facilities.
§56.20009
Tests for explosive dusts.
§56.20010
Retaining dams.
§56.20011
Barricades and warning signs.
§56.20013
Waste receptacles.
§56.20014
Prohibited areas for food and beverages.


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