OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 735 Unused areas

Subsection 735(1)

Because some areas of an underground coal mine can remain inactive for short periods of time, there is the potential that dangerous gases can accumulate in them. The employer is required to ensure that such inactive areas are kept free of gas accumulations so that a dangerous situation does not develop. Where gas accumulation cannot be controlled, the area must be sealed off according to section 736.

Subsection 735(2)