OHS Regulation

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

Section 26 Underground mine blaster’s certificate

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

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

(3) An applicant for an underground mine blaster’s certificate must

(a) either

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

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

(iii) satisfy a Director of Inspection that the applicant is competent to hold an underground 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 an underground mine blaster’s certificate in that jurisdiction or that is recognized by that Director as the equivalent in that jurisdiction of an underground mine blaster’s certificate issuable under this section.

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