MSHA - Code of Federal Regulations - 30 CFR 56.6404
30 CFR § 56.6404
Separation of blasting circuits from power source.
(a) Switches used to connect the power source to a blasting circuit shall be
locked in the open position except when closed to fire the blast.
(b) Lead wires shall not be connected to the blasting switch until the shot is
ready to be fired.
[58 FR 69596, Dec. 30, 1993]