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Start of shift activities Conduct self assessment Tag in Punch time clock Obtain and put on PPE Hard hat Cap lamp Self-rescuer and mine belt Eight inch lace up steel toe boots Safety glasses ID tag Examine self-rescuer Obtain and fill water cooler with water Walk to production shaft Assure the man cage to be spotted Assure horn is sounded prior to opening shaft gate Open shaft gate Open the man cage door Enter man cage Close the shaft gate Close man cage door Ride man cage down to the nine hundred foot level after signal is given to hoist operator Assure that the horn is sounded prior to opening the man cage door Open man cage door Open shaft gate Assure skip is spotted at landing prior to stepping off Exit man cage Close man cage door Close shaft gate Release the man cage Enter the air-lock Close air-lock doors Open inside air-lock door and exit Close air lock after last person has exited the air-lock Walk to transportation Travel to sixteen hundred foot level shop Save lunch in lunch room Attend pre-shift line up with supervisor Location of under cutter Where is the next face Discuss any maintenance issues Work place inspection Check atmospheric condition Smell the air for any unusual odors Smell of rotten eggs would indicate the presence of hydrogen sulfide gas Observe the changes in lighting Amber color would indicate high nitrogen dioxide concentration Inspect ground conditions for loose scales Back Face Ribs If any loose ground is found report to supervisor, communicate with scale operator  about scales to be removed. back under cutter out if needed Inspect floor for slip trip and fall hazard If any unsafe condition is found contact supervisor and or correct unsafe condition Check travel route for under cutter Inspect for loose and deep soft salt Loose deep salt could cause the under cutter to get stuck and or will cause equipment damage. Assure no other equipment will be blocked by cable when under cutter enters face area. Notify supervisor to have equipment moved. Fill out work place inspection form immediately after work place inspection is completed Responsibility of the operator to complete form. if form is not completed the employee would be disciplined Conduct pre-shift inspection Conduct a general walk around of under cutter Check to assure equipment is not tagged out of service If equipment is tagged out notify supervisor Look for any unusual/ unsafe condition around and under the under cutter Look for large puddles of fluid on floor , around and  under cutter Check electrical cable and clamp Never handle energized cables Use cable hook or attached rope if cable has to be handle Never try to attach a rope to an energized cable Insulated straining clamp must be secured to the cutter cable and cutter with chain Ensure slack is provided between the attached clamp and plug Ensure chain from insulated clamp is attached to the cutter Walk the length of the cable from the cutter to the transformer looking for nicks, cuts and bare wires Follow lock out tag out procedure if cable is damaged and notify supervisor Plug cutter cable into transformer if disconnected Ensure breaker is in off position Lift receptacle cover Raise the plug and engage the hooks onto the holding bar Ensure proper lifting procedures are used Rotate plug down into position Apply downward pressure to assure plug is properly seated Listen for clicking sound of latching mechanism and or try to raise rear of plug Do not energize cutter cable until after checking GM 200 Check labels on plug and breaker Ensure breaker and plug is properly identified Locate and use magnetic labels if not properly identified Remove proper magnetic label from door Place on  correct cutter breaker Ensure cable is secured to transformer with attached rope Subtopic Check GM 200 Push test button Turn breaker back on if breaker trips Notify supervisor If breaker does not trip Lock and tag out if breaker does not trip Check ground trip system Push test button Turn breaker back on if breaker trips Notify supervisor If breaker does not trip Lock and tag out if breaker does not trip Energize cable if needed Stand off to the right side of breaker when energizing Raise breaker handle to energize Check cutter head oil level Remove  top plug to assure proper oil level Plug is located front center of the head Notify supervisor and or serviceman if no oil is present Check head cover plate Assure bolts are in place and tight Notify supervisor if bolts are missing or loose Check cutting bar, chain, and Dovetail and bolts Look for missing rivets and damage wear strips on the cutting bar Check for excessive play on the hanger bar and dove tail Excessive play is more than a one inch gap between hanger bar and dove tail Notify supervisor of any defects Check for broken or missing bits on the chain Cutter operator will install new bits after completing pre-shift inspection using proper bit changing procedure Assure no more than five or more bits are broken off flush with the block or any two in a row Assure cutter is tagged out and not be operated if this condition is found Notify supervisor if above condition is found Check for loose chain Assure there is no more than one inch play between the sprocket and end of the bar Assure cutter is tagged out and not operated if this condition is found Notify supervisor if the above condition is found Check exposed chain guides for excessive wear Assure no sharp edges are visible on chain guide Notify supervisor if above condition is found Assure dove tail bolts are in place and tight Check for cracks  and metal fatigue on the dovetail Metal fatigue can be identified by discolored metal Check front U-joint and bolt Assure by visual inspection that all bolts are in place and safety wire is in tact Assure cutter is tagged out and not operated Notify supervisor if above condition is found Check back U-joint and bolts Assure by visual inspection that all bolts are in place and safety wire is in tact Assure cutter is tagged out and not operated Notify supervisor if above condition is found Check transmission oil level Assure oil is in site glass Located at bottom right side of transmission Contact serviceman if oil is needed Check water level Assure water tank is full by opening cap on top of tank Contact serviceman if water is needed Check water hoses Look for wetness, cracks around the hose Check hydraulic oil level Remove  top plug to assure proper oil level Plug is located between operators cab and left steering tire Notify supervisor and or serviceman if no oil is present Check all hydraulic hoses and fittings for oil leaks Visually inspect for damaged, hoses loose fittings, frayed,obvious wear Notify supervisor if leak is detected Check control valve Assure valve is not leaking hydraulic oil Notify supervisor if leak is detected Assure all levers are in place Check steering cylinders,pins,mounts, and retainers Assure pins, mounts and retainers are in place and no visible leak on steering cylinder Tag out if any defects that affect safety are found Notify supervisor of any defects that affect safety are found Check stab jack cylinders, pins, mounts, and retainers Assure pins, mounts and retainers are in place and no visible leak on stab jack Notify supervisor if defects are found Check cutter electric motors Assure guards are in place Assure fan is on back of motor Assure electrical connections are in tact Tag out if any defects that affect safety are found Notify supervisor of any defects that affect safety are found Check electrical boxes Assure all wires are properly bushed where it enters and exit the box Assure the doors are closed and latched Assure there are no exterior damage to the box Tag out if any defects that affect safety are found Notify supervisor of any defects that affect safety are found Check fire extinguishers.(2) Assure pin is in place and retained Assure it is fully charged Check for cracks in the hose. Assure monthly inspection is current Assure the extinguisher is type ABC Underground mine fires cause carbon monoxide gas and oxygen deficient atmosphere and can be explosive with right mixture of oxygen Tag out if any defects that affect safety are found Notify supervisor of any defects that affect safety are found Check lights Assure front and rear lights are functional Assure lights are properly mounted to the cutter frame. Tag out if any defects that affect safety are found Notify supervisor of any defects that affect safety are found Check wheel lug Assure all are present and tight Tag out if any defects that affect safety are found Notify supervisor of any defects that affect safety are found Check headache rack Check for cracks in the welds Tag out if any defects that affect safety are found. Notify supervisor of any defects that affect safety are found Check housekeeping Check for trash and remove if necessary Check boom lift cylinders, pins, mounts and retainers Assure pins, mounts and retainers are in place and no visible leak on boom lift cylinders Tag out if any defects that affect safety are found Notify supervisor of any defects that affect safety are found Check boom swing cylinders, pins, mounts and retainers Assure pins, mounts and retainers are in place and no visible leak on boom swing cylinders Tag out if any defects that affect safety are found Notify supervisor of any defects that affect safety are found Check bar swing cylinders, pins, mounts and retainers Assure pins, mounts and retainers are in place and no visible leak on bar swing cylinders Tag out if any defects that affect safety are found Notify supervisor of any defects that affect safety are found Check boom roll guard bolts Assure bolts are in place and tight Tag out if any defects that affect safety are found Notify supervisor if any defects  are found Check tires Assure tire is not peeling off of the rim Check for missing chunks on the tires Notify supervisor if any defects  are found Turn on hydraulic motor Push green indicator button labeled pump start Check bar tilts cylinder, pins, mounts, and retainers Raise cutter head by lifting boom lift control lever Tilt cylinder is located below the cutter head Assure pins, mounts and retainers are in place and no visible leak on bar tilt cylinders Tag out if any defects that affect safety are found Notify supervisor of any defects that affect safety are found Check brakes Engage brake by pushing brake control lever down to set brakes Apply brakes and  attempt movement of cutter to assure brakes are holding Push down on slow tram control levers Notify supervisor if brakes are not holding Check tram motor and chain Release brakes and push down on tram control levers one at a time to assure operation of motors Assure chain is in tact without excessive slack Excessive slack is chain dragging on ground or rubbing the cutter frame Tag out  if any defects that effect operation of the tramming components are found Notify supervisor if any defects that effect operation of the tramming components are found Check bug duster components.(2) Assure bolts are in place and tight Check for hydraulic fluid on floor Push bug duster levers down to assure proper rotation Ensure both augers are turning freely Tag out  if any defects that effect operation of the bug duster components are found Notify supervisor if any defects that effect operation of the bug duster components are found Report any safety defects and immediately shut down and tag out and report to supervisor and all equipment defects or unusual conditions to supervisor Fill out pre-shift inspection form immediately after conducting pre-shift inspection Responsibility of the operator to complete form. if form is not completed the employee would be disciplined