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Electrical Safety Checklist in Mines

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A safety checklist for mining is an essential process to ensure hazards are identified and communicated. Surface and underground mining activities can expose workers to numerous hazards including slips and falls, respiratory hazards, bodily strains, electrical shock and mobile equipment interactions. Ensure your workplace is compliant with OSHA and MSHA regulations and your workeforce is kept as safe as possible. Ideal for Supervisors and safety managers.

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Electrical Safety Checklist in Mines

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1. Is electrical equipment, including electrical wires and cables, power distribution systems, plugs and cords, approved for use in mines?

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2. Are flexible cords used only in continuous lengths without splices or taps?

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3. Does the mine have a back-up electrical power source for critical support systems, to ensure they keep running even after the main power supply gets cut off?

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4. Is all electrical equipment properly grounded, and portable GFCIs required to be used on portable electrical equipment?

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5. Are all cord-connected, electrically-operated tools used by employees ground-tested and in good condition?

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6. Is each type of disconnecting means (I.e. Circuit Breaker, knife switch, rtary disconnect, etc.) legibly marked to indicate its purpose unless it is located and arranged so that the purpose is evident?

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7. Does the mine use bolted or restrained plugs and sockets to prevent system changes being made by unauthorized workers?

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8. Are the existing Electrical Panel Directories and Equipment Disconnecting Means accurately labeled, legibly marked, and kept updated to indicate specific purpose?

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9. Is sufficient access and working space (I.e. 36 inches) provided and maintained around electrical equipment allowed for safe operation and maintenance?

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10. Is all facility electrical equipment marked with Manufacturer's name, trademark, or other descriptive marking by with it can be identified, including the voltage, current, wattage or other ratings?

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11. Are energized parts of electrical equipment operating at 50 V or more guarded against accidental contact by use of approved cabinets or other forms of approved enclosures?

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12. Is damaged or defective electrical equipment immediately isolated, taken out of service, and/or locked out until it can be safely repaired or replaced?

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13. Are electricians and "Qualified Electrical Workers" trained in NFPA 70E safe work practices and authorized to work on specific equipment?

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14. Does each employee who is exposed to the hazards of flames or electric arcs wear Arc Rated (AR/FR) apparel and PPE when working on or around exposed electrical conductors?

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15. Are all electrical equipment and systems treated as energized until tested or otherwise proven to be de-energized?

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16. Does the organization have a written Control of Hazardous Energy (LOTO) Program?

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17. Do Authorized Workers who perform lockout-tagout have appropriate training?

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