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MSHA -  Title 30 CFR
PART 57--SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS UNDERGROUND METAL AND NONMETAL MINES


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                 This section has been split due to its size
Subpart A--General


Section

57.1    Purpose and scope.

57.2    Definitions.

PROCEDURES


57.1000    Notification of commencement of operations and closing of mines.


Subpart B--Ground Control


57.3000    Definitions.

SCALING AND SUPPORT--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.3200    Correction of hazardous conditions.

57.3201    Location for performing scaling.

57.3202    Scaling tools.

57.3203    Rock fixtures.

SCALING AND SUPPORT--UNDERGROUND ONLY


57.3360    Ground support use.

PRECAUTIONS--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.3400    Secondary breakage.

57.3401    Examination of ground conditions.

PRECAUTIONS SURFACE--ONLY


57.3430    Activity between machinery or equipment and the highwall or bank.

PRECAUTIONS--UNDERGROUND ONLY


57.3460    Maintenance between machinery or equipment and ribs.

57.3461    Rock bursts.


Subpart C-- Fire Prevention And Control


57.4000    Definitions.

57.4011    Abandoned electric circuits.

57.4057    Underground trailing cables.

PROHIBITIONS/PRECAUTIONS/HOUSEKEEPING


57.4100    Smoking and use of open flames.

57.4101    Warning signs.

57.4102    Spillage and leakage.

57.4103    Fueling internal combustion engines.

57.4104    Combustible waste.

57.4130    Surface electric substations and liquid storage facilities.

57.4131    Surface fan installations and mine openings.

57.4160    Underground electric substations and liquid storage facilities.

57.4161    Use of fire underground.

FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT


57.4200    General requirements.

57.4201    Inspection.

57.4202    Fire hydrants.

57.4203    Extinguisher recharging or replacement.

57.4230    Surface self-propelled equipment.

57.4260    Underground self-propelled equipment.

57.4261    Shaft-station waterlines.

57.4262    Underground transformer stations, combustible liquid storage and dispensing areas, pump rooms, compressor rooms, and hoist rooms.

57.4263    Underground belt conveyors.

FIREFIGHTING PROCEDURES/ALARMS/DRILLS


57.4330    Surface firefighting, evacuation, and rescue procedures.

57.4331    Surface firefighting drills.

57.4360    Underground alarm systems.

57.4361    Underground evacuation drills.

57.4362    Underground rescue and firefighting operations.

57.4363    Underground evacuation instruction.

FLAMMABLE AND COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS AND GASES


57.4400    Use restrictions.

57.4401    Storage tank foundations.

57.4402    Safety can use.

57.4430    Surface storage facilities.

57.4431    Surface storage restrictions.

57.4460    Storage of flammable liquids underground.

57.4461    Gasoline use restrictions underground.

57.4462    Storage of combustible liquids underground.

57.4463    Liquefied petroleum gas use underground.

INSTALLATION/CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE


57.4500    Heat sources.

57.4501    Fuel lines.

57.4502    Battery-charging stations.

57.4503    Conveyor belt slippage.

57.4504    Fan installations.

57.4505    Fuel lines to underground areas.

57.4530    Exits for surface buildings and structures.

57.4531    Surface flammable or combustible liquid storage buildings or rooms.

57.4532    Blacksmith shops.

57.4533    Mine opening vicinity.

57.4560    Mine entrances.

57.4561    Stationary diesel equipment underground.

WELDING/CUTTING/COMPRESSED GASES


57.4600    Extinguishing equipment.

57.4601    Oxygen cylinder storage.

57.4602    Gauges and regulators.

57.4603    Closure of valves.

57.4604    Preparation of pipelines or containers.

57.4660    Work in shafts, raises, or winzes and other activities involving hazard areas.

VENTILATION CONTROL MEASURES


57.4760    Shaft mines.

57.4761    Underground shops.

APPENDIX I    TO SUBPART C--NATIONAL CONSENSUS STANDARDS

Subpart D-- Air Quality, Radiation, Physical Agents, And Diesel Particulate Matter


AIR QUALITY--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.5001    Exposure limits for airborne contaminants.

57.5002    Exposure monitoring.

57.5005    Control of exposure to airborne contaminants.

57.5006    Restricted use of chemicals.

AIR QUALITY--UNDERGROUND ONLY


57.5015    Oxygen deficiency.

RADIATION--UNDERGROUND ONLY


57.5037    Radon daughter exposure monitoring.

57.5038    Annual exposure limits.

57.5039    Maximum permissible concentration.

57.5040    Exposure records.

57.5041    Smoking prohibition.

57.5042    Revised exposure levels.

57.5044    Respirators.

57.5045    Posting of inactive workings.

57.5046    Protection against radon gas.

57.5047    Gamma radiation surveys.


DIESEL PARTICULATE MATTER--UNDERGROUND ONLY


57.5060    Limit on concentration of diesel particulate matter.

57.5061    Compliance determinations.

57.5065    Fueling practices.

57.5066    Maintenance standards.

57.5067    Engines.

57.5070    Miner training.

57.5071    Environmental monitoring.

57.5075    Diesel particulate records.

Subpart E--Explosives


57.6000    Defintitions.

STORAGE--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.6100    Separation of stored explosive material.

57.6101    Area around explosive material storage facilities.

57.6102    Explosive material storage practices.

STORAGE--SURFACE ONLY


57.6130    Explosive material storage facilities.

57.6131    Location of explosive material storage facilities.

57.6132    Magazine requirements.

57.6133    Powder chests.

57.6140    Magazine location.

STORAGE--UNDERGROUND ONLY


57.6160    Main facilities.

57.6161    Auxiliary facilities.

TRANSPORTATION--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.6200    Delivery to storage or blast site areas.

57.6201    Separation of transported explosive material.

57.6202    Vehicles.

57.6203    Locomotives.

57.6204    Hoists.

57.6205    Conveying explosives by hand.

57.6220    Maintenance and operation of transport vehicles.

USE--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.6300    Control of blasting operations.

57.6301    Blasthole obstruction check.

57.6302    Explosive material protection.

57.6303    Initiation preparation.

57.6304    Primer protection.

57.6305    Unused explosive material.

57.6306    Loading and blasting.

57.6307    Drill stem loading.

57.6308    Initiation systems.

57.6309    Fuel oil requirements for ANFO.

57.6310    Misfire waiting period.

57.6311    Handling of misfires.

57.6312    Secondary blasting.
ELECTRIC BLASTING--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.6400    Compatibility of electric detonators.

57.6401    Shunting.

57.6402    Deenergized circuits near detonators.

57.6403    Branch circuits.

57.6404    Separation of blasting circuits from power source.

57.6405    Firing devices.

57.6406    Duration of current flow.

57.6407    Circuit testing.

NONELECTRIC BLASTING--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.6500    Damaged initiating material.

57.6501    Nonelectric initiation systems.

57.6502    Safety fuse.

EXTRANEOUS ELECTRICITY--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.6600    Loading practices.

57.6601    Grounding.

57.6602    Static electricity dissipation during loading.

57.6603    Air gap.

57.6604    Precautions during storms.

57.6605    Isolation of blasting circuits.

EQUIPMENT/TOOLS--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.6700    Nonsparking tools.

57.6701    Tamping and loading pole requirements.

MAINTENANCE--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.6800    Storage facilities.

57.6801    Vehicle repair.

57.6802    Bulk delivery vehicles.

57.6803    Blasting lines.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.6900    Damaged or deteriorated explosive material.

57.6901    Black powder.

57.6902    Excessive temperatures.

57.6903    Burning explosive material.

57.6904    Smoking and open flames.

57.6905    Protection of explosive material.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS--UNDERGROUND ONLY


57.6960    Mixing of explosive material.

APPENDIX I    to Subpart E--MSHA Tables of Distances


Subpart F--Drilling and Rotary Jet Piercing


DRILLING--SURFACE ONLY


57.7002    Equipment defects.

57.7003    Drill area inspection.

57.7004    Drill mast.

57.7005    Augers and drill stems.

57.7008    Moving the drill.

57.7009    Drill helpers.

57.7010    Power failures.

57.7011    Straightening crossed cables.

57.7012    Tending drills in operation.

57.7013    Covering or guarding drill holes.

57.7018    Hand clearance.

DRILLING--UNDERGROUND ONLY


57.7028    Hand clearance.

57.7032    Anchoring.

DRILLING--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.7050    Tool and drill steel racks.

57.7051    Loose objects on the mast or drill platform.

57.7052    Drilling positions.

57.7053    Moving hand-held drills.

57.7054    Starting or moving drill equipment.

57.7055    Intersecting holes.

57.7056    Collaring in bootlegs.

ROTARY JET PIERCING--SURFACE ONLY


57.7801    Jet drills.

57.7802    Oxygen hose lines.

57.7803    Lighting the burner.

57.7804    Refueling.

57.7805    Smoking and open flames.

57.7806    Oxygen intake coupling.

57.7807    Flushing the combustion chamber.

Subpart G--Ventilation


SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.8518    Main and booster fans.

57.8519    Underground main fan controls.

UNDERGROUND ONLY


57.8520    Ventilation plan.

57.8525    Main fan maintenance.

57.8527    Oxygen-deficiency testing.

57.8528    Unventilated areas.

57.8529    Auxiliary fan systems.

57.8531    Construction and maintenance of ventilation doors.

57.8532    Opening and closing ventilation doors.

57.8534    Shutdown or failure of auxiliary fans.

57.8535    Seals.

Subpart H--Loading, Hauling, and Dumping


TRAFFIC SAFETY


57.9100    Traffic control.

57.9101    Operating speeds and control of equipment.

57.9102    Movement of independently operating rail equipment.

57.9103    Clearance on adjacent tracks.

57.9104    Railroad crossings.

TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONS AND MATERIALS


57.9200    Transporting persons.

57.9201    Loading, hauling, and unloading of equipment or supplies.

57.9202    Loading and hauling large rocks.

57.9260    Supplies, materials, and tools on mantrips.

57.9261    Transporting tools and materials on locomotives.

SAFETY DEVICES, PROVISIONS, AND PROCEDURES FOR ROADWAYS, RAILROADS, AND LOADING AND DUMPING SITES


57.9300    Berms or guardrails.

57.9301    Dump site restraints.

57.9302    Protection against moving or runaway railroad equipment.

57.9303    Construction of ramps and dumping facilities.

57.9304    Unstable ground.

57.9305    Truck spotters.

57.9306    Warning devices for restricted clearances.

57.9307    Design, installation, and maintenance of railroads.

57.9308    Switch throws.

57.9309    Chute design.

57.9310    Chute hazards.

57.9311    Anchoring stationary sizing devices.

57.9312    Working around drawholes.

57.9313    Roadway maintenance.

57.9314    Trimming stockpile and muckpile faces.

57.9315    Dust control.

57.9316    Notifying the equipment operator.

57.9317    Suspended loads.

57.9318    Getting on or off moving equipment.

57.9319    Going over, under, or between railcars.

57.9330    Clearance for surface equipment.

57.9360    Shelter holes.

57.9361    Drawholes.

57.9362    Protection of signalmen.

Subpart I--Aerial Tramways


57.10001    Filling buckets.

57.10002    Inspection and maintenance.

57.10003    Correction of defects.

57.10004    Brakes.

57.10005    Track cable connections.

57.10006    Tower guards.

57.10007    Falling object protection.

57.10008    Riding tramways.

57.10009    Riding loaded buckets.

57.10010    Starting precautions.

Subpart    J--Travelways and Escapeways


TRAVELWAYS--SURFACE AND UNDERGROUND


57.11001    Safe access.

57.11002    Handrails and toeboards.

57.11003    Construction and maintenance of ladders.

57.11004    Portable rigid ladders.

57.11005    Fixed ladder anchorage and toe clearance.

57.11006    Fixed ladder landings.

57.11007    Wooden components of ladders.

57.11008    Restricted clearance.

57.11009    Walkways along conveyors.

57.11010    Stairstep clearance.

57.11011    Use of ladders.

57.11012    Protection for openings around travelways.

57.11013    Conveyor crossovers.

57.11014    Crossing moving conveyors.

57.11016    Snow and ice on walkways and travelways.

57.11017    Inclined fixed ladders.

TRAVELWAYS--SURFACE ONLY


57.11025    Railed landings, backguards, and other protection for fixed ladders.

57.11026    Protection for inclined fixed ladders.

57.11027    Scaffolds and working platforms.

TRAVELWAYS--UNDERGROUND ONLY


57.11036    Ladderway trap doors and guards.

57.11037    Ladderway openings.

57.11038    Entering a manway.

57.11040    Inclined travelways.

57.11041    Landings for inclined ladderways.

ESCAPEWAYS--UNDERGROUND ONLY


57.11050    Escapeways and refuges.

57.11051    Escape routes.

57.11052    Refuge areas.

57.11053    Escape and evacuation plans.

57.11054    Communication with refuge chambers.

57.11055    Inclined escapeways.

57.11056    Emergency hoists.

57.11058    Check-in, check-out system.

57.11059    Respirable atmosphere for hoist operators underground.

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