(a) Operators shall provide to those miners, as defined in
§48.22(a)(2) (Definition of miner) of this
subpart B, a training program before such miners commence their work duties.
This training program shall include the following instruction, which is
applicable to the duties of such miners:
(1) Hazard recognition and avoidance;
(2) Emergency and evacuation procedures;
(3) Health and safety standards, safety rules and safe
(4) Self-rescue and respiratory devices; and,
(5) Such other instruction as may be required by the
District Manager based on circumstances and conditions at the mine.
(b) Miners shall receive the instruction required by this section at
least once every 12 months.
(c) The training program required by this section shall be submitted
with the training plan required by §48.23(a) (Training plans: Submission and approval) of this subpart B
and shall include a statement on the methods of instruction to be used.
(d) In accordance with §48.29 (Records of
training) of this subpart B, the operator shall maintain and make available
for inspection, certificates that miners have received the instruction
required by this section.
[43 FR 47459, Oct. 13, 1978, as amended at 47 FR 23641, May 28, 1982]
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