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 Don’t 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 its use.

Don’t overload conveying equipment.

To avoid slips, be sure all work areas are clean and grease free.

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.

What 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,

The guards must actually make access to the nip point physically impossible
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 not guards!

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 this

Stop Him & Don't do it your self

Set the Example of safety for all when it comes to Conveyor safety

Battery Safety

Category: Maintenance

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 explosion

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 injuries are

irreversible. Therefore, when working with batteries,

it is important to prevent exposure by wearing


When batteries are being charged, explosive

gasses are produced. Heat and sparks can ignite

these gasses causing a fire or explosion. All smoking,

open flames and spark producing items such

as grinders, welders or other electrical equipment,

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 relatively clean

and free of excess dust to ensure against shorting.

Accidents and injuries involving batteries are avoidable.DO your part!!



Subpart:  M – Machinery and Equipment                                    November 2, 2012

30 CFR 56/57.14107

For the complete standard see page 142 of the 30 CFR Pocket Reference.


Topic: 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:

*    Is the equipment or machinery in service?

*    Is the guard designed to prevent a person from reaching behind it and making contact?

*    If the guard is removed for maintenance (after LOTO) has it been replaced securely?

*    Has all stored energy been isolated or relieved prior to working on machinery or equipment?



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