805 KAR 7:020. Training and certification of inexperienced miners.


      RELATES TO: KRS 351.102, 351.105


      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 351.102 and 351.106 require the Office of Mine Safety and Licensing to establish a program of training for inexperienced miners according to criteria and standards determined by the Mining Board. This administrative regulation establishes a program of training for inexperienced miners.


      Section 1. Training and Certification of Inexperienced Miners. (1) A candidate desiring to obtain a permit as an inexperienced miner shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age prior to enrolling in an inexperienced miner class. The required trainee miner training shall be documented and include the following information:

      (a) Full name of person trained;

      (b) Miner identification number;

      (c) Type of mining operation;

      (d) Type of training received;

      (e) Date training completed;

      (f) Subjects taught in that training;

      (g) Signature of instructor;

      (h) Signature of miner;

      (i) Documentation providing proof the trainee is at least eighteen (18) years of age; and

      (j) Date of signatures. The documentation shall be embossed with the instructor’s seal and embossed copy shall be provided to the miner.

      (2)(a) The certificate earned by completing the trainee miner training program shall be valid for twelve (12) months preceding initial employment at a mine.

      (b) If employment is not obtained within twelve (12) months, annual retraining requirements shall be successfully completed each year in order to maintain the trainee miner permit.


      Section 2. Training Program. The training program for inexperienced miners shall include instruction in the following courses:

      (1) Introduction to mining;

      (2) Self-rescue devices;

      (3) The statutory rights of miners and their representatives;

      (4) Authority and responsibility of supervisors;

      (5) Entering and leaving a mine, transportation, and communication;

      (6) Mine map, escapeways, emergency evacuations, barricading;

      (7) Roof or ground control and ventilation plans;

      (8) Health standards;

      (9) Clean-up and rock dusting;

      (10) Hazard recognition;

      (11) Electrical hazard;

      (12) First aid;

      (13) Mine gases and explosives;

      (14) Accident prevention; and

      (15) Mining and mine safety related issue. (3 Ky.R. 796; Am. 4 Ky.R. 147; eff. 10-5-1977; 11 Ky.R. 1897; eff. 7-9-1985; 26 Ky.R. 209; 752; eff. 10-13-1999; 37 Ky.R. 164; 727; eff. 9-2-2010.)