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Seeking Shelter

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Mine Type: Underground Coal
Category: General Safety & Training
Seeking Shelter If you are working in a mine that just experienced an emergency and you try but are unable to escape from the mine, YOU MUST SEEK SHELTER.

During your Emergency Evacuation training, you are taught to seek shelter inside of refuge alternatives and await rescue because HELP IS ON THE WAY.You are trained in the deployment and operation of the refuges in your mine.The refuge alternative is provided with enough breathable air, food, and water to sustain you for 96 hours.You should consider bringing the following additional items when you enter the refuge alternative:


Other considerations but not necessary:
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Issued: 01/18/2010
Tag # AP2010-98812