attempt to service or repair or or Paint a conveyor
without procedures for locking out power.
Never walk, ride, sit, or climb on a conveyor not
intended for that purpose.
When working near conveyor, don’t wear loose clothing,
jewelry, or other articles that might catch.
Do not operate any conveyor without thorough training in
Don’t overload conveying equipment.
To avoid slips, be sure all work areas are clean and
Keep all body parts away from moving parts of conveyors.
Do not operate any conveyor unless all safety guards,
covers, and maintenance panels are in place.
the Law requires
The Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Act 1986
places an obligation of a "general duty of care" by an
employer to its employees.
"General duty of care" includes the observance of
approved codes of practice,
guards must actually make access to the nip point
This means that people shouldn’t be able to put their
hands or fingers (depending on clearance) through it,
put their arms around, over or under
it, or lean over it to reach the dangerous part of the
conveyor (even if they try!). Remember, hand rails are
People will sometimes try to reach through, o v e r,
around or under guards to avoid stopping
the belt for a quick job. If you see an employee doing
Stop Him & Don't
do it your self
the Example of safety for all when it comes to Conveyor
Mine Type: All Mines
Battery powered equipment is commonplace
in modern mining operations. Battery power
often has many advantages over other
types of power for mining equipment.
In recent years, several hundred
accidents have occurred where miners were blinded or
seriously burned by batteries. Many of
these accidents were related to charging, installing,
removing, or maintaining batteries.
MSHA believes these types of accidents
are preventable. In
addition, miners can be protected
from needless serious injury if they
wear personal protective equipment (PPE),
such as chemical resistant rubber
gloves, aprons and face shields.
Batteries contain acid and can explode
and/or catch on fire. In the event of a battery
or fire, acid and toxic fumes are
released. When acid contacts the skin, extremely painful
burns and scarring result. When
breathed, the lungs are burnt from the toxic chemicals
present in fumes. Blindness will likely
result if this
acid contacts the eye. These physical
irreversible. Therefore, when working
it is important to prevent exposure by
When batteries are being charged,
gasses are produced. Heat and sparks can
these gasses causing a fire or
explosion. All smoking,
open flames and spark producing items
as grinders, welders or other electrical
should be kept well clear of batteries.
Surface leakage is a condition caused
when dust mixes with spilled electrolyte on the battery,
creating a low resistance path. This low
resistance path can “short” the battery. A shorted
battery creates heat that can
potentially cause a fire. Batteries should be kept
and free of excess dust to ensure
Accidents and injuries involving
batteries are avoidable.DO your part!!
M – Machinery and Equipment
November 2, 2012
For the complete standard see
page 142 of the
30 CFR Pocket Reference.
Moving Machine Parts
Moving machine parts MUST BE guarded
to protect a person from contacting gears, sprockets,
chain drives, pulleys, drive shafts, etc…
Issues to Consider:
equipment or machinery in service?
Is the guard
designed to prevent a person from reaching behind it and
If the guard
is removed for maintenance (after LOTO) has it been
stored energy been isolated or relieved prior to working
on machinery or equipment?
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