805 KAR 7:090. Hazard training.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 351.106, 352.350

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 351.070, 351.105

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 351.106 requires the Department of Mines and Minerals to establish safety programs for miners and mine sites. This administrative regulation establishes a training program for visitors of a mine site.

 

      Section 1. Surface Hazard Training. (1) Surface hazard training shall be provided by the licensee to visitors exposed to mine surface hazards.

      (2) Hazard training shall include:

      (a) Hazard recognition and avoidance;

      (b) Emergency procedures; and

      (c) Mining and mine safety related issues.

 

      Section 2. Underground Hazard Training. (1) Underground hazard training shall be provided by the licensee or his authorized representative at the mine for visitors exposed to mine hazards in underground mines.

      (2) Persons required to take hazard training shall be accompanied at all times while underground by an experienced miner employed at the mine.

      (3) Hazard training shall include:

      (a) Hazard recognition and avoidance;

      (b) Emergency and evacuation procedure;

      (c) Use of a self-rescuer and a respiratory device; and

      (d) Mining and mine safety related issues.

 

      Section 3. Documentation. (1) The training required for a visitor of a surface or underground mine shall be:

      (a) Documented; and

      (b) Valid for twelve (12) months.

      (2) The documentation shall enable the visitor to revisit the mine where he received training. (26 Ky.R. 291; Am. 757; eff. 10-13-99.)