25 Pa. Code § 208.1 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 16, April 16, 2022

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

AED-Automated external defibrillator-A portable device that uses electric shock to restore a stable heart rhythm to an individual in cardiac arrest.

Act-The Bituminous Coal Mine Safety Act (52 P.S. §§ 690-101-690-708).

Approval or approved-The term as defined in section 104 of the act (52 P.S. § 690-104).

Barricaded-To obstruct passage of persons, vehicles or flying materials.

Berm-A pile or mound of material capable of restraining a vehicle.

Certified or registered-A person certified or registered by the state in which the coal mine is located to perform duties prescribed by 30 CFR Part 77 (relating to mandatory safety standards, surface coal mines and surface work areas of underground coal mines), except that, in a state where a program of certification or registration is not provided or when the program does not meet at least minimum Federal standards established by the Secretary of the United States Department of Labor, the certification or registration shall be by the Secretary of the United States Department of Labor.

Crosscut-A passageway driven between the entry and its parallel air course or air courses for ventilation purposes.

Flash point-The minimum temperature at which sufficient vapor is released by a liquid or solid to form a flammable vapor-air mixture at atmospheric pressure.

Inby-In the direction of the working face.

MSHA-The term as defined in section 104 of the act.

Miner-The term as defined in section 104 of the act.

NIOSH-The term as defined in section 104 of the act.

Operator-The term as defined in section 104 of the act.

Overpressure-The pressure over the background atmospheric pressure that could result from an explosion, which includes the impact of the pressure wave on an object.

psi-Pounds per square inch.

Qualified person-The term means either of the following as determined by the context of the regulation:

(i) An individual deemed qualified by the Secretary of the United States Department of Labor and designated by the operator to make tests and examinations required under 30 CFR Part 77.

(ii) An individual deemed, in accordance with the minimum requirements to be established by the Secretary of the United States Department of Labor, qualified by training, education and experience to perform electrical work, to maintain electrical equipment, and to conduct examinations and make tests of all electrical equipment.

Representative of the miners-The term as defined in section 104 of the act.

Roll protection-A framework, safety canopy or similar protection for the operator when equipment overturns.

SCSR-Self-contained self-rescue device-A type of closed-circuit, self-contained breathing apparatus approved by MSHA and NIOSH under 42 CFR Part 84 (relating to approval of respiratory protective devices) for escape only from underground mines.

Safety can-An approved container, of not over 5 gallons capacity, having a spring-closing lid and spout cover.

Trailing cable-The cable connecting portable and mobile equipment to a power source. A cable is not considered a trailing cable if it connects to equipment which is installed in a stationary location and is permanently wired.

Underground bituminous coal mine or mine-The term as defined in section 104 of the act.

Working face-Any place in a mine where coal is extracted during a mining cycle.

Working section-The area in a mine from the face extending back 1,000 feet.

Notes

25 Pa. Code § 208.1
Amended by Pennsylvania Bulletin, Vol 45, No. 51. December 19, 2015, effective 12/19/2015 Amended by Pennsylvania Bulletin, Vol 48, No. 02. January 13, 2018, effective 1/13/2018

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