Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
12/8/2021

Article 8. Personal Protection

4VAC25-40-3980. Welding operations.

Welding operations shall be shielded and well-ventilated.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 15.122, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998.

4VAC25-40-3990. Self-rescue requirements.

Each mine having underground workings shall submit to the division a plan for the number, type, and location(s) of self-rescue devices sufficient for the number of persons working underground and the hazards particular to the underground workings of the mine. At a minimum, a one hour filter self-rescue device approved by the MSHA shall be made available by the operator to all personnel underground. The filter self-rescue devices shall be maintained in good condition by a daily visual check and weighing of the devices every six months, with maintenance records kept.

Statutory Authority

§§ 45.1-161.3, 45.1-161.294 and 45.1-161.305 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 15.123, eff. July 19, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1998; Volume 25, Issue 20, eff. July 8, 2009.

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.

4VAC25-40-4010. Landing shaft conveyances.

Chairs should be use to land shaft conveyances when heavy supplies or equipment are being handled.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 15.125, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-4020. Individual lamps to be carried.

Individual electric lamps shall be carried for illumination by all persons underground.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 15.126, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-4030. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 15.127, eff. July 19, 1989; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. September 26, 2013.

4VAC25-40-4040. Inspections to follow fire or explosion.

In the event of a mine fire or an explosion, operations shall not be resumed until such mine or portion of such mine has been inspected and pronounced safe by a state mine inspector.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 15.128, eff. July 19, 1989.

4VAC25-40-4050. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR480-05-1.2 § 15.129, eff. July 19, 1989; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. September 26, 2013.

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