Safety and health in coal mines
Code of practice for occupational safety and occupational health in coal mining - prescribes responsibilitys of the state, coal miners, employers, managers, supervisors and surveyors; covers notification and reporting system for occupational accidents and occupational diseases, protective equipment, ventilation, precautions to take against explosions, fires and dust, use of explosives, electricity, equipment and machinery, first aid, rescue, training needs, etc.
This code of practice has been prepared to help those responsible for improving safety and health standards and to provide guidelines for the drafting of safety and health regulations for the coalmining industry. It contains provisions on general safety and health measures, specific measures for work underground, road and shaft driving, coal-getting, transport, etc., and procedures for the control of dust, firedamp, fire and other hazards. Local circumstances and technical facilities will determine how far it is practicable to follow these provisions.