OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 659 Permitted explosives

(1) An employer must ensure that a worker in an underground coal mine uses explosives or detonators that are classed as “permitted explosives” by a laboratory approved by the Director.

(2) Despite subsection (1), the Director may authorize a worker in an underground coal mine to use explosives that are not classed as “permitted explosives” if

(a) the proposed blasting is to be performed in solid rock,

(b) an application is made to the Director using the form in Schedule 11, Table 3, and

(c) the employer puts in place safety measures certified by a professional engineer and approved by the Director.

(3) An employer must ensure that a worker does not take into an underground coal mine explosives that the worker cannot use under subsection (1) or (2).