30 CFR 56.18002 - Examination of working places.

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§ 56.18002 Examination of working places.

(a) A competent person designated by the operator shall examine each working place at least once each shift before miners begin work in that place, for conditions that may adversely affect safety or health.

(1) The operator shall promptly notify miners in any affected areas of any conditions found that may adversely affect safety or health and promptly initiate appropriate action to correct such conditions.

(2) Conditions noted by the person conducting the examination that may present an imminent danger shall be brought to the immediate attention of the operator who shall withdraw all persons from the area affected (except persons referred to in section 104(c) of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977) until the danger is abated.

(b) A record of each examination shall be made before the end of the shift for which the examination was conducted. The record shall contain the name of the person conducting the examination; date of the examination; location of all areas examined; and description of each condition found that may adversely affect the safety or health of miners.

(c) When a condition that may adversely affect safety or health is corrected, the examination record shall include, or be supplemented to include, the date of the corrective action.

(d) The operator shall maintain the examination records for at least one year, make the records available for inspection by authorized representatives of the Secretary and the representatives of miners, and provide these representatives a copy on request.

[ 82 FR 7695, Jan. 23, 2017]
Effective Date Note:
At 82 FR 46412, Oct. 5, 2017, effective Oct. 5, 2017, § 56.18002 was stayed until June 2, 2018.

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Title 30 published on 11-Oct-2017 04:15

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 30 CFR Part 56 after this date.

  • 2017-10-05; vol. 82 # 192 - Thursday, October 5, 2017
    1. 82 FR 46412 - Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines
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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Mine Safety and Health Administration
      Final rule; stay of effective date; reinstatement of rules.
      As of October 5, 2017, 30 CFR 56.18002 and 57.18002 are stayed until June 2, 2018, and 30 CFR 56.18002T and 57.18002T are added until June 2, 2018.
      30 CFR Parts 56 and 57