MSHA - Code of Federal Regulations - 30 CFR 77.1005
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MSHA - Title 30 CFR
30 CFR § 77.1005
Scaling highwalls; general.


(a) Hazardous areas shall be scaled before any other work is performed in the hazardous area. When scaling of highwalls is necessary to correct conditions that are hazardous to persons in the area, a safe means shall be provided for performing such work.

(b) Whenever it becomes necessary for safety to remove hazardous material from highwalls by hand, the hazardous material shall be approached from a safe direction and the material removed from a safe location.