Indiana Code - Labor and Safety - Title 22, Section 22-10-5-3
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Testing; starting machines
Sec. 3. (A) The management shall instruct all underground
workmen in the proper testing of roof, face, and ribs.
(B) Persons exposed to danger from falls of roof, face, and ribs
shall examine and test the roof, face, and ribs before starting work or
before starting a machine and frequently thereafter. When dangerous
conditions are found, they shall be corrected immediately before
work is continued or any other work is done, or the place shall be
(C) Any foreman finding a dangerous roof, rib or face condition
in any working place shall cause such condition to be corrected and
shall order the removal of persons exposed to such danger from the
area of danger except those required to correct such condition.
(D) When there is danger of coal rolling on a person during or
after cutting, it shall be spragged by placing blocks in the cut or by
blocking with leaning posts.
(E) A bar of proper length shall be used to bar down loose
(F) Cross bars and their supports shall be well secured to prevent
them from being dislodged by falling or rolling coal or rock.
(G) When roof bolts are tested, such testing shall be done by
qualified persons designated by the mine foreman.
(Formerly: Acts 1955, c.168, s.38.)
Last modified: May 27, 2006