30 CFR 57.6602 - Static electricity dissipation during loading.

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§ 57.6602 Static electricity dissipation during loading.

When explosive material is loaded pneumatically into a blasthole in a manner that generates a static electricity hazard -

(a) An evaluation of the potential static electricity hazard shall be made and any hazard shall be eliminated before loading begins;

(b) The loading hose shall be of a semiconductive type, have a total of not more than 2 megohms of resistance over its entire length and not less than 1000 ohms of resistance per foot;

(c) Wire-countered hoses shall not be used;

(d) Conductive parts of the loading equipment shall be bonded and grounded and grounds shall not be made to other potential sources of extraneous electricity; and

(e) Plastic tubes shall not be used as hole liners if the hole contains an electric detonator.

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Title 30 published on 2015-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 30 CFR Part 57 after this date.

  • 2015-09-02; vol. 80 # 170 - Wednesday, September 2, 2015
    1. 80 FR 52984 - MSHA Headquarters, Pittsburgh Safety and Health Technology Center, and Respirable Dust Processing Laboratory Address Changes
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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Mine Safety and Health Administration
      Final rule; technical amendment.
      Effective Date: September 2, 2015.
      30 CFR Parts 7, 18, 44, 46, 48, 49, 56, 57, 70, 71, 72, 74, 75, and 90