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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 4. Conservation And Natural Resources
Agency 25. Department of Energy
Chapter 40. Safety and Health Regulations for Mineral Mining

4VAC25-40-4000. Requirements for self-rescue devices.

Use of self-rescue devices shall meet the following standards:

1. Except as otherwise provided in this section, self-rescue devices meeting the requirements of 4VAC25-40-3990 shall be worn or carried by all persons underground;

2. Where the wearing or carrying of self-rescue devices meeting the requirements of 4VAC25-40-3990 is hazardous to a person, such self-rescue devices shall be located at a distance no greater than 25 feet from such person; and

3. Where a person works on or around mobile equipment, self-rescue devices may be placed in a readily accessible location on such equipment.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3 and 45.1-161.294 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 15.124, eff. July 19, 1989.

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