OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 629 Blast area control

Subsection 629(1)

Well-defined control and management of the blast area is critical to worker safety. A mine blaster must be designated to make decisions and be accountable for the work practices and safety at the work site.

Subsection 629(2)

To avoid problems related to blast site control and overall blast site responsibility, one blaster must be designated as the “blaster-in-charge”.