OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 688 Unsafe conditions

(1) A worker in a mine must immediately notify the workers and a mine official if the workers are exposed to the hazard if the worker discovers the following:

(a) the ventilation is interrupted;

(b) an air crossing, door, stopping, brattice or duct is damaged;

(c) an air flow in an air course is reduced by a disruption;

(d) a weakness in a roof or rib;

(e) a deficiency of a roof or rib;

(f) evidence of movement in a roof or rib;

(g) smoke or fire;

(h) an accumulation of gas or water;

(i) any other hazard to workers.

(2) If a worker at the surface of a mine discovers a hazard to workers in the mine, the worker must immediately notify a mine official.

(3) A mine official to whom a hazard to workers is reported under subsection (1) or (2) must

(a) take immediate steps to withdraw workers exposed to a hazard until the defect is remedied, and

(b) assess the hazard and remedy it if possible.

(4) The mine official must record an incident reported under subsection (1) or (2) and the record must be available for workers at the mine.