(a) At least once every twelve months, all persons who work
underground shall be instructed in the escape and evacuation plans and
procedures and fire warning signals in effect at the mine.
(b) Whenever a change is made in escape and evacuation plans and
procedures for any area of the mine, all persons affected shall be instructed
in the new plans or procedures.
(c) Whenever persons are assigned to work in areas other than their
regularly assigned areas, they shall be instructed about the escapeway for
that area at the time of such assignment. However, persons who normally work
in more than one area of the mine shall be instructed at least once every
twelve months about the location of escapeways for all areas of the mine in
which they normally work or travel.
(d) At the completion of any instruction given under this standard,
the mine operator shall certify the date that the instruction was given.
Certifications shall be retained for at least one year.
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