805 KAR 3:020.
RELATES TO: KRS
AUTHORITY: KRS 13A.100, 351.070
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: This administrative regulation establishes general
operating safety standards controlling the operation of the Commonwealth's
surface coal and clay mines, which include strip and auger mining operations.
General Standards for Coal and Clay Mines. (1) Each mine shall be under the
supervision of a foreman certified under conditions set forth by the department.
Where operations are so extensive that the foreman cannot personally visit all
the mine workings, he/she shall employ certified assistants who shall be
subject to the same requirements as the foreman.
(2) Each place
of work shall be visited by a certified foreman or his/her assistant at the
beginning of and at least once each shift and more frequently as necessary to
ensure that work is being done in a safe manner.
(3) No employee
shall be assigned, allowed, or be required to perform work alone in any area
where hazardous conditions exist that would endanger his/her safety unless
he/she can communicate with others, can be heard or can be seen.
(4) When work is
performed after dark, the areas of drilling, blasting, stripping, and loading
shall be properly illuminated.
(5) A certified
person shall be in charge at all times when the mine is in operation.
telephone service is not available, emergency communications shall be provided
to the nearest point of assistance.
shall be made in advance for obtaining emergency medical assistance and
transportation for injured persons. (SMS-12; 1 Ky.R. 848; eff. 5-14-75; Am. 11
Ky.R. 1895; eff. 7-9-85.)