805 KAR 7:050. Training of miners for new work assignments.


      RELATES TO: KRS 351.105

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 351.102, 351.106

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 351.102 and KRS 351.106 require the Department of Mines and Minerals to establish, according to criteria and standards determined by the Mining Board, a miner training program that includes training of miners who receive new work assignments. This administrative regulation establishes a program of training and examination for miners who receive new work assignments.


      Section 1. Task Training. (1) A miner who receives a new work assignment shall not perform the work duties until he has completed a training program as provided in Section 1(2) of this administrative regulation if his new work assignment requires direct operation of:

      (a) Mechanical machinery;

      (b) Electrical machinery; or

      (c) Equipment in connection with:

      1. Mobile equipment operations;

      2. Blasting and drilling operations;

      3. Haulage and conveyor system operations; or

      4. Roof control.

      (2) The training program for miners who receive new work assignments shall include:

      (a) Health and safety aspects and safe operating procedures for work tasks, equipment, and machinery;

      (b) Supervised practice during nonproduction;

      (c) Supervised operation during production;

      (d) New or modified machines and equipment; and

      (e) Mining and mine safety related issues.


      Section 2. If a miner becomes qualified under the provisions of this administrative regulation to perform a work assignment, he shall continue to be qualified thereafter if the miner demonstrates safe operating procedures in performance of the work assignment. Each licensee shall maintain current documentation on the mine premises that the miner has demonstrated proficiency in work assignments pursuant to Section 1(1) of this administrative regulation.


      Section 3. The provisions of this administrative regulation shall not be construed to alter or deprive a person of a right or duty accruing to that person by virtue of a labor-management contract. (3 Ky.R. 798; Am. 4 Ky.R. 148; eff. 10-5-77; 5 Ky.R. 682; eff. 4-4-79; 11 Ky.R. 1900; 12 Ky.R. 211; eff. 8-13-85; 26 Ky.R. 212; 755; eff. 10-13-99.)