30 CFR § 56.6000
§ 56.6000 Definitions.
The following definitions apply in this subpart.
Any substance classified as a blasting agent by the
Department of Transportation in 49 CFR 173.114a(a). This document is
available at any MSHA Metal and Nonmetal Safety and Health district
A flexible cord containing a center core of high
explosives which may be used to initiate other explosives.
. Any device containing a detonating charge used to
initiate an explosive. These devices include electric or nonelectric
instantaneous or delay blasting caps and delay connectors. The term
``detonator'' does not include detonating cord. Detonators may be
either ``Class A'' detonators or ``Class C'' detonators, as classified
by the Department of Transportation in 49 CFR 173.53, and 173.100. This
document is available at any MSHA Metal and Nonmetal Safety and Health
The minimum temperature at which sufficient vapor is
released by a liquid to form a flammable vapor-air mixture near the
surface of the liquid.
. A fuse that burns progressively along its length with
an external flame at the zone of burning, used for lighting a series of
safety fuses in a desired sequence.
. A bullet-resistant, theft-resistant, fire-resistant,
weather-resistant, ventilated facility for the storage of explosives
and detonators (BATF Type 1 or Type 2 facility).
. The complete or partial failure of explosive material to
detonate as planned. The term also is used to describe the explosive
material itself that has failed to detonate.
. A unit, package, or cartridge of explosives which contains
a detonator and is used to initiate other explosives or blasting
. A switch that provides shunt protection in blasting
circuits between the blast site and the switch used to connect a power
source to the blasting circuit.
. An explosive material containing substantial portions of a
liquid, oxidizers, and fuel, plus a thickener.
. An explosive material containing substantial portions of
water, oxidizers, and fuel, plus a cross-linking agent.