805 KAR 4:080. Blasters' qualifications.


      RELATES TO: KRS 351.350, 351.990


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 351.335 requires the Department for Natural Resources to promulgate rules and administrative regulations concerning the manufacture, transportation, sale, storage, or use of explosives and unassembled components of explosives, and the maintenance of such explosives which has a direct bearing on safety to life and property. This administrative regulation effects the provisions of that law.


      Section 1. Blasters' Qualifications. (1) A blaster shall be able to understand and give written and oral orders.

      (2) A blaster should be in good physical condition and not be addicted to narcotics, intoxicants, or similar types of drugs.

      (3) A blaster shall be qualified by reason of training, knowledge or experience, in the field of transporting, storing, handling, and the use of explosives, and have a working knowledge of state and local laws and regulations which pertain to explosives.

      (4) Blasters shall be required to furnish satisfactory evidence of competency in handling explosives and performing in a safe manner the type of blasting that will be required.

      (5) The blaster shall be knowledgeable and competent in the use of each type of blasting method used. (2 Ky.R. 611; Am. 3 Ky.R. 364; eff. 9-1-76; TAm eff. 8-9-2007.)