OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 33 Explosives Safety

Section 490 Static electricity

This requirement is intended to remind employers and blasters that care must be taken to minimize static build-up during the handling of explosives. Methods of limiting static build-up include static drain traps, work surfaces covered with static-free of static-dissipating materials and workers using static discharge wrist straps connected to ground.