Code of Virginia

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Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
Chapter 14.4. Requirements Applicable to Surface Coal Mines

§ 45.1-161.275. Stairways, platforms, runways and floor openings.

A. Stairways, platforms, and runways shall be provided where men work or travel.

B. Stairways, elevated platforms, floor openings and elevated runways shall be equipped with suitable handrails or guardrails.

C. Elevated platforms, floor openings, stairways and runways shall be provided with toe boards. Platforms, stairways and runways shall be kept clear of stumbling and slipping hazards and maintained in good repair.

Code 1950, § 45-85.7; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-36; 1978, c. 729; 1994, c. 28.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.