OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 742 Airborne dust

(1) An employer must ensure that there is a water supply designed to suppress airborne dust

(a) at a location where mineral is transferred from one conveyor to another conveyor, a chute or a vehicle, and

(b) at the cutting teeth or picks of a coal cutting machine.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a location where mineral is conveyed from the conveyor of a mobile unit.

(3) An employer must ensure that a roadway used by rubber-tired vehicles is treated or wetted to minimize the creation of airborne dust.

(4) An employer must ensure that there is an ongoing program for monitoring the concentration of respirable dust to which workers are exposed.

(5) The Director may require an employer to install dust collection devices on exhaust fans if the Director considers that conditions warrant doing so.