30 CFR § 75.818
Use of insulated cable handling equipment.
(a) Energized high-voltage cables must not be handled except when
motor or shearer cables need to be trained. When cables need to be
trained, high-voltage insulated gloves, mitts, hooks, tongs, slings,
aprons, or other personal protective equipment capable of providing
protection against shock hazard must be used to prevent direct contact
with the cable.
(b) High-voltage insulated gloves, sleeves, and other insulated
personal protective equipment must--
(1) Have a voltage rating of at least Class 1 (7,500 volts) that
meets or exceeds ASTM F496-97, ``Standard Specification for In-Service Care of
Insulating Gloves and Sleeves'' (1997).
(2) Be examined before each use for visible signs of damage;
(3) Be removed from the underground area of the mine or destroyed
when damaged or defective; and
(4) Be electrically tested every 6 months in accordance with
publication ASTM F496-97. ASTM F496-97 (Standard Specification for In-
Service Care of Insulating Gloves and Sleeves, 1997) is incorporated by
reference and may be inspected at any MSHA Coal Mine Safety and Health
district office, or at MSHA's Office of Standards, Regulations, and Variances
, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Room 2352, Arlington, VA. 22209-3939, and at the Office of the Federal
Register, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC. In
addition, copies of the document can be purchased from the American
Society for Testing and Materials, 100 Barr Harbor Drive, West
Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 19428-2959. This incorporation by reference
was approved by the Director of the Federal Register in accordance with
5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.