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4. Blasting Re-enter shaft follow all safety precautions outlined in entering shaft remove hoses from shaft Remove water regulator Re-couple the 1 1/4" hose to the service line where the water regulator was originally connected Go back to the bottom Bring explosive magazine down Unload the magazine, loading poles and blow pipe Except for electric cap Send magazine back to the top Make up powder Done under the supervision of licensed blaster only Do not force caps into booster if obstruction is encountered Lay out powder Refer to drill pattern diagram Bring down stemming bucket Send empty hook back up Load the rib holes Place powder in hole with wooden tamping pole Tamping pole must be wooden or brass drop in split powder fill to top of hole with stemming (pea gravel) Shock tube and collar pipe should be exposed Bring in bulk loader Blow water out of the water line Attach line to bulk loader Raise bulk loader to overhead position Bell out to have air turned on refer to bell signal card load center holes Lay out powder for each center hole Place non-el in 90 gram booster and place in all center holes Do not force caps into booster if obstruction is encountered load center holes with bulk loader Never let bucket touch bottom to protect from stray current Stem the holes Being done while other crew members are loading center holes fill to top of hole with stemming (pea gravel) Shock tube and collar pipe should be exposed Repeat until all center holes are loaded Lower bulk loader Shut the air off Send out bulk loader Send out stemming bucket Pull collar pipes If under water - collar pipes stay in place Remove 1 1/4" hose Send out collar pipe and 1 1/4" hose run detonation cord clip on non-electric caps in groups of 10 Get cap count Ensure that all caps are hooked up/accounted for Lower shooting cable Check shooting cable Must wait at least 15 minutes before re-entering the shaft conduct continuity test open and close circuit to check re-shunt lower sand and cover detonation cord enough sand to cover Lower blasting mats (when applicable) to cover blast Send phone out Phone line needs to be pulled out of shaft before electric cap is brought down Bring electric cap in Never let bucket touch bottom to protect from stray current Check electric cap conduct continuity test open and close circuit to check Wire cap to shooting cable Make sure wires are separated Attach electric cap to detonation cord Place electric cap between the ends of the  two detonation cords Tape detonation cord ends to cap Make methane test Always made by a qualified person Exit shaft Ensure bell rope is pulled up Check shooting cable Must wait at least 15 minutes before re-entering the shaft conduct continuity test open and close circuit to check Connect shooting cable to shot box Turn the fan off Sound blast signals Refer to blast signals Retreat to dry house Shoot Turn fan back on Sound all clear signal Ensure fire boss had completed run (minimum of 15 minutes) 5. Mucking enter shaft riding on scaffold Wait until fire boss run has been completed clean brackets hang hoses scale rib (if necessary) Exit shaft riding on scaffold set hoe in hole Ensure pre-op had been done Re-enter shaft follow all safety precautions outlined in entering shaft hook air hose to hoe level muck pile with hoe Wet muck pile down as needed while mucking Exposure to this dust can cause long-term health hazards set the hoe in level area unhook hoe from hoist Never put your hand inside the hook dig/level place to set first bucket bell the bucket down bucket will stop at hang-up mark initially push bucket to area hoe operator prepared Weights should be facing you remove hook from bucket Never put your hand inside the hook steady hook and bell the hook out flip the bail stop flip the ears lower bail flip the ears back out move out of the way of hoe Be aware of location of out-riggers Stay behind the out-riggers (if possible) Staying behind the out-riggers will keep you out of the boom swinging  radius - still have to stay clear of out-riggers Never go behind/reach behind the hoe while it is in operation observe the bucket being loaded rock loader loads bucket observe hoe boom being swung out of the way flip the ears in push the bail up Keep area clean under weights flip the ears back out to latch bail flip bail stop back up trim top of the bucket clean counter-weights clean rim bell another bucket down push bucket to area hoe operator prepared Weights should be facing you Avoid pinch-points remove hook from empty bucket Never put your hand inside the hook Watch your fingers when latch closes Place hook on the loaded  bucket Never put your hand inside the hook Watch your fingers when latch closes lift loaded bucket to steady mark while guiding bucket to natural center Bucket will naturally swing toward muck center Avoid catching other bucket, starting ring or rib when lifting loaded bucket Stay out of pinch-points between buckets, hoe, and muck pile while lifting bucket position yourself between  center of bucket weights make sure bucket has stopped swinging before belling up check bottom of loaded bucket for rocks, mud, debris Clean as needed Muck down 3' Turn hoe Turn off air to hoe before servicing Check oil Address HazCom requirements Grease hoe Turn air back on to hoe Scale ribs when needed Repeat mucking procedures to bottom clean bottom bolt scrapper on the hoe bucket scrape muck up on one side use blow pipe to blow material on the bottom towards the sides of the hoe and check for misfires/old holes/gun holes maintain good footing never blow towards another person don't blow towards the equipment turn hoe and repeat blow material into a pile and shovel into bucket laying out hang strings on two centers measure from strings to find center drill hole on center with bench hammer insert wooden plug in hole measure from strings and put nail on center of plug measure from plug to rib paint the line shut air off of the hoe hoist up hoe take air line off of the hoe finish laying out paint 18" spacing exit the shaft Hoe is pulled after exiting shaft 6. Concrete Work pan ribs load the scaffold outside with  materials and tools tin sections panning boards nail guns male dowel rods tin bars string paint 50' tape measure lower scaffold with materials, tools, and crew check to ensure water regulator is removed stop at end of service line blow water line out hook air line to air regulator reduce pressure to 80 psi Too much air pressure could damage nail gun or screw gun hook up 3/4 " line and nail gun turn air on use nail gun to nail panning boards to back side of existing tin Keep fingers out of the way Keep nail gun square with tin (avoid ricocheting) nail as many panning boards as you can reach comfortably Position tin sections from scaffolding use nail gun to nail tin section to panning boards Keep fingers out of the way Keep nail gun square with tin (avoid ricocheting) screw male dowels into female rods after installing each section reposition scaffold and repeat until top row is complete drop bottom boot off of scaffold onto the bottom use nail gun to nail panning boards to bottom of top row position tin sections from scaffolding use nail gun to nail tin section to panning boards repeat until bottom row is complete hang strings and tape measure from centers measure pad elevations paint marks exit shaft with scaffold level up send hoe in re-enter shaft follow all safety precautions outlined in entering shaft hook up the hose on hoe turn the air on level the muck and push against the tin with the backhoe and tamp it with hoe bucket turn air off lift hoe to center exit the shaft pull hoe out install required pipes discharge lines communication lines water/drain lines french drain lines compressed air line set pads re-enter shaft follow all safety precautions outlined in entering shaft bell for pad bucket unload bucket get gravel bucket spread gravel where pads are to be set set first pad under tape measure level pad and beat into gravel place leveling transit on first pad hang plumb bobs from strings set remaining pads to same elevation under the plumb strings double-check pad elevations clean off surface of pads call for starting ring Set starting ring on pads and align and measure place gravel behind starting ring and tamp down install water stop splice on return side - don't overlap nail female dowel rods onto rebar centers call for radius rebar tie two rings of radius rebar behind dowels exit shaft Hanging steel re-enter shaft with scaffold and straight steel, twisters and tie wire follow all safety precautions outlined in entering shaft tie steel to the male dowels under existing concrete one person holds steel - another person ties Exit the shaft Tying steel re-enter shaft with tie wire and twisters follow all safety precautions outlined in entering shaft tie vertical steel to female dowels on starting ring finish tying radius bars Setting forms clean pads set and align first form set and align rest of the forms install key plates bolt forms together exit the shaft Setting forms w/scaffold re-enter shaft with forms scaffold follow all safety precautions outlined in entering shaft set scaffold on forms align forms to plumb bobs jack forms (where needed) Clean up scaffold hook up vibrator call for concrete pouring concrete avoid contact with concrete; preferably wash off with Orange Go-Jo pour two feet of concrete evenly behind form vibrate concrete repeat until form is full tie more radius steel set next ring of forms move scaffold up align and level forms repeat pouring concrete place enclosure ring place scaffold on enclosure ring fill enclosure ring with concrete place doors on enclosure ring clean/shovel out place in bucket and send out exit the shaft prepare for next pour pull forms re-enter shaft follow all safety precautions outlined in entering shaft unbolt forms pull key plates knock pins out pry forms loose enclosure form only other forms have built-in jacks for loosening Clean, steady and send forms out of shaft lower scaffold to next ring repeat pulling form procedures to No. 1 ring exit the shaft with forms scaffold re-enter shaft follow all safety precautions outlined in entering shaft pull the No. 1 ring exit the shaft 7. End-of-Shift Activities Return cap lamp place on charge ensure charging light is on Return crew phone Return PPE hang up belt with tag Proceed to dry house to change cloths Check out at lamp house or dry house Sign out at mailbox 8. Non-Routine Activities, Emergency/Unusual Situations prepare to pour concrete removing starting ring after level-up shot unbolt position scaffold to catch starting ring pry down Avoid pinch points (finger injuries) strap to scaffold Reposition scaffold and repeat process for each section Send hoe in re-enter shaft follow all safety precautions outlined in entering shaft muck to pad elevation level the muck and dig ditch exit shaft Medical Emergencies Call 911 varies by area, phone system may required prefix, i.e.. 9, 8, etc. Review bell signal for emergencies (3 long bells) Location of first aid supplies Office Dry house/Lamp house Eye wash station EMT's Weather conditions If lightening is imminent; remove all persons from shaft Un-detonated explosives If found on bottom place in shaft magazine send outside return to explosive magazine return to powder company notify state inspector If found in gun hole/old hole wash out hole place in shaft magazine send outside return to explosive magazine return to powder company notify state inspector