MSHA - Code of Federal Regulations - 30 CFR 7.502 - MSHA
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MSHA - Title 30 CFR
30 CFR § 7.502


    The following definitions apply in this subpart:

    Apparent temperature. A measure of relative discomfort due to the combined effects of air movement, heat, and humidity on the human body.

    Breathable oxygen. Oxygen that is at least 99 percent pure with no harmful contaminants.

    Flash fire. A fire that rapidly spreads through a diffuse fuel, such as airborne coal dust or methane, without producing damaging pressure.

    Noncombustible material. Material, such as concrete or steel, that will not ignite, burn, support combustion, or release flammable vapors when subjected to fire or heat.

    Overpressure. The highest pressure over the background atmospheric pressure that could result from an explosion, which includes the impact of the pressure wave on an object.

    Refuge alternative. A protected, secure space with an isolated atmosphere and integrated components that create a life-sustaining environment for persons trapped in an underground coal mine.