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Start of Shift Obtain PPE Gloves - metacarpal Safety glasses Hearing Protection SCSR Check appearance/damage Check indicators Check seal Knee pads Safety boots Hard hat w/reflective material Check-in Check-out tag Safety belt w/ID tag Leg bands Reflective clothing Ensure outer clothing has reflective material (coats/jackets) Cap lamp w/remote hook-up Ensure cap lamp is functional and permissible Check fluid level when fully charged Rain suits Obtain tools/equipment/supplies Bit hammer (specially designed hammer) Methane detector/spotter Conduct visual exam Conduct electrical zero Check battery 11/16" spray wrench "Do not operate" tag Spray paint Cut cycle book Pen/pencil Watch 15/16" wrench Five grease fittings Channel locks Tape measure Attend white board meeting (Cut cycle) Roof conditions Equipment placement Section conditions Section layout Ventilation Unbolted areas Abnormal conditions  Prior shift report Report of supplies needed Mining projections Attend and participate in weekly safety meeting Sign off Check maintenance board Update as repairs are made Check in Enter mine on mantrip Keep body inside compartment Keep nascar netting closed Workplace examination Walk to section Check for slip/trip hazards Conduct visual of roof/rib conditions Check mine bottom (wet/muddy conditions) Check general housekeeping Check to see if water is turned on at pump Check pump breaker Check cat-head at power center Check the cat-head/breaker identification Check ground trip Conduct methane test (if necessary) before energizing machine Section exam Walk and examine cable and water line Move off roadway Hang properly Check for damaged splices Check slack Check water line for leaks, kinks, etc. Examine workplace Conduct visual exam of roof/rib Correct or report any roof/rib defects Check drilled test holes Check location of last row of undisturbed bolts Check for pizza pans Operator's side only Indicate on rib check was made (circle w/check using spray paint) Check for methane at face Notify foreman if methane is detected Turn miner breaker on If everything on the section is normal and in good condition, i.e. no gas, ventilation correct Pre-op inspection Conduct walk-around of continuous miner Make sure no one is around mchine Check for remote Check lights Check general appearance Check for slate bar Check for sledge hammer Check for grease gun Check for bits  Check for leaks (water/hydraulic) Check for spare water sprays Check water gages on miner Check magnetic methane spotter holder Check cable pull ropes/straps Not to exceed 70' during place change Check cable strain clamp Check conveyor dust flap Check water pressure Check remote functions Check emergency stops on miner (2) Right-side Left-side Check fire suppression  (weekly check) Check remote shut-down device Check circuit breaker trip (CBT) (weekly check) Start pump motor Check remote operation - face lighting Activate water sprays Clean and change if necessary Tram miner forward/backward Have everyone out of Red Zones Communicate intention to other miners Check hydraulic functions Have everyone out of Red Zones Communicate intention to other miners Raise and lower head Swing tail left and right Raise and lower pan Raise and lower stabjack Start ripper head and conveyor chain Have everyone out of Red Zones Communicate intention to other miners Check slack in conveyor chain Visual check at tail Look for slack Check water sprays Check methane monitor Look for failure indications Observe count-down cycle Check scrubber Clean filter Wash ductwork out Backflush de-mister Service continuous miner De-energize breaker on the miner Obtain grease and grease gun Wear metacarpal gloves Grease the machine Start at tail fittings and move forward ending at pan Five to ten pumps for each grease fitting Refer to lube diagram Check hydraulic fluid indicator (prior to de-energizing) Fill everyday, watch for overflow Check bits, inserts. lugs, pedestal Dispose of worn bits properly Place worn bits on continuous miner for removal Replace tools onto miner Conduct methane test 20-minute intervals Energize continuous miner Make sure area is clear and signal before starting Dust Parameters Examination Check water flow Refer to methane and dust control plan for all dust parameter requirements Check water psi Water suppresses dust and also cools machine  Check number sprays operating Check ventilation at face Check local curtains Report findings on dust parameter board End of Shift Check out Put light on charge Put detector on charge Communicate with on-coming miner operator Emergency/Abnormal Procedures Methane detection Erratic readings - notify maintenance 1% Methane Monitor gives off warning signal Shut machine down Notify foreman Flashing light @ 1.5% Methane Double check with spotter Use probe De-energize at power source 2% Methane Machine shuts down at @ 2% De-energize all equipment and remove miners from section Except for miners needed to ventilate Observe potential loss of remote signal Do not go up on side of machine Make sure controls are in neutral position Check PTO connection Check transmitter antenna and connection Disconnect PTO Checkantenna connections Check emergency stops  Check master switch and reset Retreat out of red zone Recyle remote start-up Enter Sub-topic Check to see if you have the right remote for the miner (color-coded) (old remotes only) Shut down Move miner to next cut, if possible Lower all components to bottom Note any maintenance issue Relay to foreman Write down conveyor hours Put spotter on charge Disconnect remote and place on machine Park miner at least 15' from curtains Make final ventilation check De-energize miner at power center Turn off water valve Turn in cut times to foreman Maintenance Change bits Add oil Heavy oil - blue round cans Hydraulic oil - square silver cans Low oil indicator in master station (solid red light) Check lights Examine cables Wash miner at least once per shift Clean scrubber Refer to Pre-Op Inspection Grease machine Grease fittings a minimum of five pumps or until grease is visible at bypass Grease can/container disposal Hazcom Program Material Safety Data Sheets Turning Crosscut Cut nitch Nitch should never exceed 10' in depth (measured from the rib line) See plan Refer to cut cycle Position left side of miner as close to rib as you can get it Mirror image for left v. right Turn angle as sharp as possible until machine aligns with center line Experienced Miner Operator should accompany new operator when turning crosscut initially Take cut to allowed depth of roof control plan All cut depths will be determined by roof conditions Continuously monitor roof and rib conditions Stop and correct developing hazards Hole through (cutting through into adjacent entry) Examine adjacent workplace Check for roof support Check for equipment or other personnel Install danger sign or reflectors Place Change Follow tram procedures See tramming Look for obstacles in your path prior to place change Pick up cable See cable handling Back outby last open crosscut Tram into last open crosscut Hang cable, if necessary Examine new workplace Take methane reading Check ventilation Roof/rib exam Check reflectors Quality check Paint quality check At next to last row of bolts Tram miner into workplace Check/change bits Check sprays Clean scrubber screens At least two times per shift Refer to P2 Handbook and see cut cycle sequence Taking a Cut Maintain constant visual of roof and rib surroundings at all times Set up on center lines Take first cut on curtain side Turn sprays on You must comply with approved plans Drop pan on mine floor Start up cutter head Do not attempt to start cutter head when sumped against the coal Position conveyor for shuttle car If boom is up, shuttle car should pull under Sump cutter head in Sumping preference will vary with seam conditions Start conveyor Back up aprox. 1-1/2 feet to get roll/hump out of the bottom Raise head as tramming forward Repeat cycle until shuttle car is loaded Follow cut cycles in ventilation plan Trim corner on designated entries Install reflectors/danger tag for unsupported roof Install five reflectors to define Roof Control Red Zone to prepare for nitch cut Install prior to cutting the nitch to prevent un-needed exposure Cut nitch for crosscut in designated entry Conduct methane exam at 20-minute intervals Back miner up Power down Install magnetic holder Place holder and spotter on cutter head Travel outby miner Tram to face Obtain reading Back miner out of cut Power down Remove magnetic holder Advance line curtain as needed Never advance any closer than 2nd row of undisturbed bolts Refer to ventilation plan Trim roof as you cut Make the most efficient use of your time Clean up cut as you advance Hang reflector if necessary See Tramming Relay mining conditions to roof bolter operator After loading last buggy, enter finish time Tramming Maintain communications with co-workers Signal intent to other miners before starting up or moving miner Inform shuttle car operators of last car Stay out of Red Zone Position yourself outby the tail Maintain a distance of at least 5' from the cutter head or tail of the miner while tramming Refer to roof control plan Position yourself in a cross entry while miner trams by Turn pump motor off before walking by the miner Do not position yourself along side the miner at any time while tramming Machine operator can position himself in open crosscut to tram machine by the crosscut into the heading Change your location as the continuous miner moves Cable Handling Turn pump motor off before loading/unloading cable Loop and drop cable Don't drag around corners Cable pulls cannot exceed distance of 70' Move cable off roadway and hang as needed Must have two persons to hang cable Make sure you have enough slack to hang cable Use rubber gloves, if necessary Wet conditoins High voltage have additional requirements Do not fasten slings/pull straps to cutter head Can attach to pan hook Tram miner inby/outby Stay behind tail of machine Stay in front of cutter heads Tramming outby