805 Kar 3:080. Travelways

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/805/003/080.htm
Published: 2015

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      805 KAR 3:080.








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.


      Section 1.

Travelways. (1) Safe means of access shall be provided and maintained to all

working places.

      (2) Crossovers,

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.

      (3) Ladders

shall be of substantial construction, maintained in good condition and

regularly inspected.

      (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.

      (5) Fixed

ladders shall be anchored securely and installed to provide at least three (3)

inches of toe clearance.

      (6) Fixed

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

the ladder.

      (8) Fixed

ladders shall project at least three (3) feet above landings, or substantial

handholds shall be provided above the landings.

      (9) Wooden

members of ladders shall not be painted.

      (10) Ladderways,

stairways, walkways, and ramps shall be kept free of loose rock and extraneous


      (11) Men

climbing or descending ladders shall face the ladders and have both hands free

for climbing.

      (12) Railed

walkways shall be provided wherever persons are regularly required to walk

along conveyor belts. Inclined railed walkways shall be nonskid or provided

with cleats.

      (13) Openings

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.

      (14) Scaffolds

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.

      (15) Crossovers

shall be provided where it is necessary to cross conveyors.

      (16) Moving

conveyors shall be crossed only at designated crossover points.

      (17) Slippery

walkways shall be provided with cleats and handrails and/or ropes.

      (18) Regularly

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.)