OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 708 Extractions

(1) If solid mineral pillars or blocks are to be extracted from a mine, an employer must ensure that a systematic method and sequence of extraction is prepared in which

(a) workers are not required to work beneath an unsupported roof, and

(b) workers are not subjected to the hazard of the collapse of a side or rib.

(2) The method and sequence of extraction must be certified by a professional engineer.