OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 690 Shift report

(1) An employer must ensure that a shift report is completed by an underground coal mine foreman at a mine.

(2) At the beginning of a work shift, an underground coal mine foreman must read and initial the reports of the underground coal mine foreman of the immediately preceding shift and note whether a hazard has been reported.

(3) Before work begins, an underground coal mine foreman must inspect that section of the mine assigned to the underground coal mine foreman unless an inspection was carried out by an underground coal mine foreman within the immediately preceding 4 hours.

(4) Immediately at the end of a work shift, an underground coal mine foreman must post an inspection report that includes the names of workers remaining in the foreman’s section of the mine at the end of the work shift.

(5) The report posted under subsection (4) must be in the designated place and accessible to anyone who might need to determine the location and number of workers who are still underground.