OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 676 Shock blasting

(1) If an area of an underground mine is subject to sudden outbursts of gas or coal, the Director, on written application by the employer, may allow shock blasting.

(2) An application to the Director to allow shock blasting under subsection (1) must be prepared by a professional engineer and include

(a) the location in the underground mine where the shock blasting will take place,

(b) detailed reasons for shock blasting, and

(c) the proposed safety procedures.