(a) At or near every pit there shall be adequate approved first aid materials as follows: One stretcher and one broken-back board, or, if a splint stretcher combination is used, it will satisfy both the stretcher and broken-back board requirement; 24 triangular bandages (15, if a splint-stretcher combination is used); eight four-inch bandage compresses; an adequate approved burn remedy; two cloth blankets; one rubber blanket or equivalent substitute; two tourniquets; one one-ounce bottle of aromatic spirits of ammonia and one dozen ammonia ampules; and necessary complements of arm and leg splints or two each inflatable plastic arm and leg splints. All such supplies shall be kept at each location designated and shall be accessible to the miners. First aid materials shall be kept in a sanitary and usable condition. The cloth and waterproof blankets shall be kept in a moisture and dustproof container. A portable first aid kit shall be kept as near the working place as feasible.
(b) Adequate and suitable first aid equipment shall be kept at or near every pit and placed at some convenient location about the pit for use only in caring for persons needing first aid attention.
(c) Selected personnel at each surface mining operation shall be trained in first aid methods.
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