OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 33 Explosives Safety

Section 500 Stray electric currents

Stray electric currents can result from differences of potential (voltage) within a blasting area, inadequate grounding, or induced currents resulting from electromagnetic radiation. Both the employer and blaster must ensure that precautions are taken to prevent premature detonation caused by stray electric currents.