805 KAR 3:110. Employees' personal protection.


      RELATES TO: KRS 351.070


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: This administrative regulation is to establish safety standards controlling equipment used for personal protection of employees in the operation of the Commonwealth's surface type coal and clay mines which include strip and auger mining operations.


      Section 1. Personal Protection. (1) Adequate first aid materials, including stretchers and blankets, shall be provided at places convenient to all working areas. Water or neutralizing agents shall be available where corrosive chemicals or other harmful substances are stored, handled, or used.

      (2) All persons shall wear suitable hard hats when in or around mine plants or active workings of the mine.

      (3) All persons shall wear suitable protective footwear when in or around mine plants or active workings of the mine.

      (4) All persons shall wear safety glasses, goggles, or face shields when doing work hazardous to the eyes.

      (5) Safety belts and lines shall be worn when men work where there is danger of falling; a second person shall tend the life line when bins, tanks or other dangerous areas are entered.

      (6) Life jackets or belts shall be worn where there is danger of falling into deep water.

      (7) Protective clothing, rubber gloves, goggles, or face shields shall be worn by person handling substances that are corrosive, toxic, or injurious to the skin.

      (8) Protective clothing or equipment and face shields or goggles shall be worn when welding, cutting or working with molten metal.

      (9) Snug-fitting clothing shall be worn by persons working around moving equipment and machinery.

      (10) Protective gloves shall be worn by employees handling materials which may cause injury.

      (11) Gloves shall not be worn where they could create a hazard by becoming entwined or caught in moving parts of machinery.

      (12) Effective hearing protection shall be worn where noise levels may cause permanent ear damage or hearing loss, or noise shall be reduced to safe levels, unless the wearing of the protective devices would create a greater danger to the employee. (SMS-10; 1 Ky.R. 853; eff. 5-14-75.)