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Mines Safty

Mines Safty

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MSHA HANDBOOK SERIES
U. S. Department of LaborMine Safety and Health AdministrationCoal Mine Safety and Health January 2006Handbook Number: PH06-V-1
GENERAL COAL MINEINSPECTION PROCEDURES
 
Coal General Inspection Procedures HandbookRelease 1 (January 2006)i
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.
 
Introduction
..........................................................................................................1A.
 
Purpose.......................................................................................................1B.
 
Authority....................................................................................................1C.
 
Responsibility............................................................................................1D.
 
Health and Safety Rules...........................................................................1II.
 
General Procedures
..............................................................................................2A.
 
Uniform Mine File Review......................................................................2B.
 
Arrival Time...............................................................................................2C.
 
Examination Records................................................................................2D.
 
Inspecting Working Places for Imminent Dangers..............................2E.
 
Conference Procedures............................................................................2F.
 
Danger Boards/Hazardous Areas..........................................................3G.
 
Supervisory Coal Mine Inspectors Accompanying an Inspector......4H.
 
Inspectors-in-Training..............................................................................4I.
 
Inspection Equipment and Supplies......................................................4 J.
 
MSHA Personnel - Former Mine Employee.........................................4K.
 
Mine Labor/Management Relations......................................................4III.
 
Regular Safety and Health Inspection Procedures
........................................5A.
 
General........................................................................................................5B.
 
Records.......................................................................................................7C.
 
Surface Areas...........................................................................................12D.
 
Underground Outby Areas...................................................................16E.
 
Working Sections....................................................................................18F.
 
Ventilation (General Tests and Measurements).................................21G.
 
Ventilation (Diesel Equipment)............................................................22H.
 
Air Sample Locations.............................................................................23IV.
 
Other Inspection-Related Activities
...............................................................24A.
 
New Mines, Coal Facilities, and Other Sites.......................................24B.
 
Shaft or Slope Construction Sites..........................................................24C.
 
Other Major Construction Sites............................................................24D.
 
Interconnected Mines.............................................................................24E.
 
Non-producing Mines............................................................................25F.
 
Reopening Inspections...........................................................................25G.
 
Spot Inspections......................................................................................25H.
 
Railroad Equipment................................................................................26I.
 
Explosives.................................................................................................26 J.
 
Evaluating Applications to Become Qualified to PerformBlasting in Underground Coal Mines..................................................28K.
 
Appearance as a Witness in Litigation Involving MSHA.................29L.
 
Appearance as a Witness in Private Litigation...................................30

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