805 KAR 3:080.
RELATES TO: KRS
AUTHORITY: KRS 351.070
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: This administrative regulation is to establish safety
standards controlling travelways in the operation of the Commonwealth's surface
type coal and clay mines which include strip and auger mining operations.
Travelways. (1) Safe means of access shall be provided and maintained to all
elevated walkways, elevated ramps, and stairways shall be of substantial
construction, provided with handrails, and maintained in good condition. Where
necessary, toeboards shall be provided.
shall be of substantial construction, maintained in good condition and
(4) Portable straight
ladders shall be provided with nonslip bases, shall be placed against a safe
backing at the proper angle, and set on secure footing.
ladders shall be anchored securely and installed to provide at least three (3)
inches of toe clearance.
ladders shall have substantial railed landings at least every thirty (30) feet
unless backguards are provided.
(7) Steep fixed
ladders (seventy (70) to ninety (90) from the horizontal) thirty (30) feet or
more in length shall be provided with backguards, cages, or equivalent
protection, starting at a point not more than seven (7) feet from the bottom of
ladders shall project at least three (3) feet above landings, or substantial
handholds shall be provided above the landings.
members of ladders shall not be painted.
stairways, walkways, and ramps shall be kept free of loose rock and extraneous
climbing or descending ladders shall face the ladders and have both hands free
walkways shall be provided wherever persons are regularly required to walk
along conveyor belts. Inclined railed walkways shall be nonskid or provided
above, below, or near travelways through which men or materials may fall shall
be protected by railings, barriers, or covers. Where it is impractical to
install such protective devices, adequate warning signals shall be posted.
and working platforms shall be of substantial construction and provided with
handrails and maintained in good condition. Floorboards shall be laid properly
and the scaffolds and working platforms shall not be overloaded. Working
platforms shall be provided with toeboards where necessary.
shall be provided where it is necessary to cross conveyors.
conveyors shall be crossed only at designated crossover points.
walkways shall be provided with cleats and handrails and/or ropes.
used walkways and travelways shall be sanded, salted, or cleared of snow and
ice as soon as practicable. (SMS-7; 1 Ky.R. 852; eff. 5-14-75.)