OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 638 Abandoned explosives

Subsection 638(1)

If a worker finds an abandoned explosive or misfire, the worker must first advise others in the blast area of the danger and then inform the employer or mine blaster.

Subsection 638(2)

The employer’s responsibility to protect workers from the danger of abandoned explosives or misfires includes ensuring the explosive or misfire is destroyed according to the manufacturer’s specifications. The employer must also notify the Director when an abandoned explosive has been found.