805 KAR 7:010. Definitions for 805 KAR Chapter 7.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 351.102, 351.103, 351.105

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 351.070(13), 351.106

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 351.102, 351.103, and 351.106 require a person to be trained before his certification for employment in coal mines. KRS 351.070(3) requires the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing to promulgate administrative regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of KRS Chapter 351. This administrative regulation establishes the definitions for 805 KAR Chapter 7.

 

      Section 1. Definitions. (1) "Belt conveyor" means a belt located underground outby the loading point which moves on rollers used to carry coal and any structures, motors, or accessories used to support, protect, or increase its efficiency.

      (2) "Certified Belt Examiner" means a person certified by the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing who is trained to follow examination and reporting procedures in examining the belt conveyor and surrounding conditions.

      (3) "Certified person" means a person certified by the commissioner to perform particular work duties in and around a coal mine.

      (4) "Experienced surface miner" means a person who has worked a minimum of forty-five (45) working days at a surface mine or on the surface area of an underground mine and has complied with all statutory and regulatory training requirements.

      (5) "Experienced underground miner" means a person who has worked a minimum of forty-five (45) working days in an underground coal mine and has complied with all statutory and regulatory training requirements.

      (6) "Hazard training" means instruction in awareness and avoidance of accident or injury from conditions inherent to mining provided by the licensee to visitors exposed to mine hazards.

      (7) "Inexperienced surface miner" means a trainee miner who has not worked a minimum of forty-five (45) working days at a surface mine or on the surface area of an underground coal mine.

      (8) "Inexperienced underground miner" means a trainee miner who has not worked a minimum of forty-five (45) working days in an underground coal mine.

      (9) "Mine-specific training" means the instruction of mining relative to the distinct factors of a particular mine.

      (10) "Newly employed miner" means a miner, experienced or inexperienced, employed by a licensee to work at a coal mine, who has not completed mine specific training requirements.

      (11) "New work assignment" means a work duty in which a miner has not completed task training or demonstrated proficiency.

      (12) "Normal work shift" means the period of time during which the miner is scheduled to work on a regular basis.

      (13) "Surface coal miner" means a person at a surface mine or on the surface area of an underground mine who is engaged in an activity of mining or processing coal.

      (14) "Task training" means training of miners for new work assignments.

      (15) "Trainee miner" means a miner who has not worked a minimum of forty-five (45) working days at a coal mine.

      (16) "Underground coal miner" means:

      (a) A person working in an underground mine who is engaged in the extraction and production process including maintenance or service; or

      (b) A person employed or contracted by the licensee who is regularly exposed to mining hazards. (3 Ky.R. 796; Am. 4 Ky.R. 146; eff. 10-5-77; 11 Ky.R. 1896; eff. 7-9-85; 26 Ky.R. 208; 752; eff. 10-13-99; 33 Ky.R. 3076; 3413; 34 Ky.R. 30; eff. 8-6-2007.)