Code of Virginia

Code of Virginia
Title 45.1. Mines and Mining
6/24/2019

Article 4. First Aid Equipment; Medical Care; Emergency Medical Services Providers.

§ 45.1-161.262. First aid equipment.

Each surface coal mine shall have an adequate supply of first aid equipment as determined by the Chief. Such supplies shall be located at strategic locations at the mine site so as to be available in a reasonable response time. The first aid supplies shall be encased in suitable sanitary receptacles designed to be reasonably dust-tight and moisture proof. In addition to the supplies in the cases, blankets, splints and properly constructed stretchers in good conditions shall be provided. The supplies shall be available for use of all persons employed at the mine. No first aid supplies shall be removed or diverted without authorization except in case of injury at the mine.

Code 1950, § 45-69.6; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-101; 1978, c. 94; 1994, c. 28.

§ 45.1-161.263. First aid training.

A. Surface foremen shall have completed and passed a first aid course of study as prescribed by the Chief. The Chief is authorized to utilize the Department's educational and training facilities in the conduct of such training programs and may require the cooperation of mine operators in making such programs available to their employees.

B. Each operator of a surface coal mine, upon request, shall make available to every miner employed in such mine first aid training, including refresher training.

1977, c. 679, § 45.1-101.2; 1978, c. 94; 1984, c. 590; 1994, c. 28; 1999, c. 256.

§ 45.1-161.264. Attention to injured persons.

A. Prompt medical attention shall be provided in the event of an injury, and adequate facilities shall be made available for transporting injured persons to a hospital where necessary.

B. Safe transportation shall be provided to move injured persons from the site where the injury occurred to areas accessible to emergency transportation.

C. The operator of each mine shall post directional signs that are conspicuously located to identify the routes of ingress to and egress from any mine located off of a public road.

Code 1950, § 45-69.6; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-101; 1978, c. 94; 1994, c. 28; 2005, c. 3.

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