OHS Regulation

Published Date: October 01, 2013
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Part 3 Mining Operations and Mining Certificates

Section 27 Surface mine blaster’s certificate

(1) A worker who handles, prepares, fires, burns or destroys an explosive or handles misfires at a surface mine site must hold a surface mine blaster’s certificate issued by a Director of Inspection.

(2) A worker may apply for a surface mine blaster’s certificate in a form approved by a Director of Inspection.

(3) An applicant for a surface mine blaster’s certificate must

(a) either

(i) have at least 3 years’ experience in surface mining,

(ii) produce written evidence of having received adequate instruction and training in surface mine blasting by a worker competent in surface mine blasting, and

(iii) satisfy a Director of Inspection that the applicant is competent to hold a surface mine blaster’s certificate,

or

(b) satisfy a Director of Inspection that the applicant holds valid and current documentation from an equivalent certifying authority in another jurisdiction of Canada that is a surface mine blaster’s certificate in that jurisdiction or that is recognized by that Director as the equivalent in that jurisdiction of a surface mine blaster’s certificate issuable under this section.

(4) A Director of Inspection may issue a surface mine blaster’s certificate to a worker who complies with this section.