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Title 30Chapter ISubchapter KPart 56 → Subpart Q


Title 30: Mineral Resources
PART 56—SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS—SURFACE METAL AND NONMETAL MINES


Subpart Q—Safety Programs


Contents
§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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§56.18002   Examination of working places.

(a) A competent person designated by the operator shall examine each working place at least once each shift before miners begin work in that place, for conditions that may adversely affect safety or health.

(1) The operator shall promptly notify miners in any affected areas of any conditions found that may adversely affect safety or health and promptly initiate appropriate action to correct such conditions.

(2) Conditions noted by the person conducting the examination that may present an imminent danger shall be brought to the immediate attention of the operator who shall withdraw all persons from the area affected (except persons referred to in section 104(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977) until the danger is abated.

(b) A record of each examination shall be made before the end of the shift for which the examination was conducted. The record shall contain the name of the person conducting the examination; date of the examination; location of all areas examined; and description of each condition found that may adversely affect the safety or health of miners.

(c) When a condition that may adversely affect safety or health is corrected, the examination record shall include, or be supplemented to include, the date of the corrective action.

(d) The operator shall maintain the examination records for at least one year, make the records available for inspection by authorized representatives of the Secretary and the representatives of miners, and provide these representatives a copy on request.

[84 FR 51401, Sept. 30, 2019]

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§56.18006   New employees.

New employees shall be indoctrinated in safety rules and safe work procedures.

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§56.18009   Designation of person in charge.

When persons are working at the mine, a competent person designated by the mine operator shall be in attendance to take charge in case of an emergency.

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§56.18010   First aid.

An individual capable of providing first aid shall be available on all shifts. The individual shall be currently trained and have the skills to perform patient assessment and artificial respiration; control bleeding; and treat shock, wounds, burns, and musculoskeletal injuries. First aid training shall be made available to all interested miners.

[61 FR 50436, Sept. 26, 1996]

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§56.18012   Emergency telephone numbers.

Emergency telephone numbers shall be posted at appropriate telephones.

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§56.18013   Emergency communications system.

A suitable communication system shall be provided at the mine to obtain assistance in the event of an emergency.

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§56.18014   Emergency medical assistance and transportation.

Arrangements shall be made in advance for obtaining emergency medical assistance and transportation for injured persons.

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§56.18020   Working alone.

No employee shall be assigned, or allowed, or be required to perform work alone in any area where hazardous conditions exist that would endanger his safety unless he can communicate with others, can be heard, or can be seen.

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