OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 36 Mining

Section 694.1 Equipment for use in underground coal mines

This section addresses a concern that the Code does not always acknowledge the validity of equipment certifications/approvals from other internationally well recognized jurisdictions such as MSHA in the U.S. Underground coal mine operators are increasingly being forced to use equipment certified in other countries, especially the U.S. This section gives added flexibility to employers with no reduction to safety and health while maintaining compliance with the OHS Code.