OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 655 Storage

(1) An employer must ensure that only sufficient explosives are taken to a mine to provide a 24-hour supply.

(2) A surface mine blaster must ensure that explosives and detonators, including detonating relays, are stored in separate operation storage boxes that are kept not less than at least 8 metres apart.

(3) An employer must ensure that the operation storage boxes are a type 6 magazine, as defined in the Storage Standards for Industrial Explosives (M81-7/2001E), published by Natural Resources Canada.

(4) An employer must ensure that operation storage boxes are

(a) locked at all times when not in use,

(b) placed not less than 60 metres from a blasting area or an operating unit of equipment,

(c) placed not less than 8 metres from a track, roadway, travel way or power cable, and

(d) identified by a luminous or reflecting sign reading “danger explosives”.