3. These Regulations apply in respect of coal mines subject to the Act.
- SOR/2002-143, s. 3.
RECORDS, REPORTS, PLANS AND PROCEDURES
4. (1) Every record, report, plan or procedure referred to in these Regulations, or any copy thereof, shall be kept by the employer above ground at the coal mine in respect of which it applies
(a) in such a manner that it is readily available for examination by a safety officer and by the safety and health committee or the safety and health representative for the work place in respect of which it applies; and
(b) subject to subsections 69(5) and 143(6), for a period of at least two years after the last entry therein.
(2) Every record, report, plan or procedure referred to in these Regulations shall be dated and signed by the person who made the record, report, plan or procedure.
(3) In addition to the requirements of subsection (2), every plan referred to in these Regulations shall be countersigned by the mine manager of the coal mine in respect of which the plan applies.
5. Where the employer submits plans or procedures in respect of a coal mine to the Coal Mining Safety Commission for approval, the employer shall
(a) without delay after the submission, notify the safety and health committee or the safety and health representative in writing of the submission; and
(b) keep a copy of the approved plans or procedures readily available at the coal mine for examination by the employees.
6. In the event of an inconsistency between any standard incorporated by reference in a provision of these Regulations and any other provision of these Regulations, that other provision shall prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
7. Before an employee is employed in a position of mine manager or is appointed to a position of underground manager or overman, the employee shall have obtained the qualifications required for all positions junior to that position.
APPOINTMENTS AND SUPERVISION
8. (1) The employer shall employ a separate mine manager for each coal mine.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), where a mine manager dies, resigns or is otherwise permanently prevented from discharging the responsibilities of mine manager, the employer shall
(a) identify in writing a person who holds a first class certificate as a mine official to perform the duties of the mine manager;
(b) identify in writing an underground manager to perform the duties of the mine manager; or
(c) stop the operation of the mine.
(3) Within 90 days after an identification made under paragraph (2)(b), the employer shall comply with paragraph (2)(a) or (c).
9. Every coal mine shall be under the daily supervision of at least one underground manager and one overman.
EXPLOSIVES AND DETONATORS
Storage and Handling
10. No explosive or detonator, other than an explosive or detonator set out in Schedule II, shall be used in a coal mine.
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