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Safety Training

Laurel Sand & Gravel Inc.

& Affiliates


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TRAINING PLANBy Classification


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QUARRY- NEW MINER

Savage Stone Part 46 Page 2 of 8

.5

STATUTORY RIGHTS OF MINERS

AND REPRESENTATIVES

Note: Must be done before miner begins work. Do this on day 1. [LS1]

Employees will identify[LS2] their rights under Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977 and 30 CFR

Lecture and discussion

May include handoutmaterial.

Oral review and discussion.

QUARRY- NEW MINER Savage Stone Part 46 Page 2 of 8

1.

INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK ENVIRONMENT

Note: Must be done before miner

begins work. Do this on day 1

Employee will recognize potential hazards in drilling, blasting, hauling, crushing, conveying, and stockpiling. Employee will demonstrate knowledge of[LS1] plant layout, traffic patterns, PPE requirements, and important safety and health issues in all active work areas.

May include lecture and discussion, visual aids plus walk around

May include audiovisuals, handouts, safety manual, work rules.[LS2]

Oral response

2

2.

2

Recognition and avoidance of HAZARDs

Note: Must be done before miner begins work. Do this on day 1

Employee will identify potential hazards in the quarry environment including electrical hazards, machinery hazards, fall hazards, engulfment hazards, hazardous energy, confined spaces, materials handling, water hazards, ground control hazards. [LS3]

May include lecture and discussion, visual aids plus walk around.

Training will address typical accidents and best practices. and will teach hazard recognition specific to tasks to be assigned.

May include:OverheadsSlidesHandoutsHazard training cardsVideosLockout devices

Oral response citing various hazards and preventive measures.Demonstration of knowledge of hazards.

May include lecture and discussion, visual aids plus demonstration

3.

.5

Emergency medical procedures, Escape and emergency evacuation plans and instruction on the fire warning signals and fire fighting procedures

Note: Must be done beforeminer begins work. Do this on day 1

Employee will explain/identify emergency evacuation procedures and alarms. Demonstrate how to select, use and maintain fire-fighting equipment. Identify fire and explosion hazards. Demonstrate steps to prevent fire and explosion. Demonstrate what to do in an emergency. Demonstrate knowledge of alarms and signals.

May include:Audio visuals

Fire extinguishers

Safe practice procedures.Site specific emergency plans

Oral response

Demonstration

Observation

4.

[LS3]This statement should be in the lesson plan or in the “course material” column. Either that, or re-write to make it be the standard that identifies the hazard. By the way, for material, Virginia does have a General Mineral Miner certification course with slides, script, etc that visually aids in hazard identification for new hires. We may want to consider this material. RD

[LS4]on day ? RD

[LS4]on day ? RD

[LS5]demonstrate “knowledge” – they can’t demonstrate how much they understand. RD

[LS5]demonstrate “knowledge” – they can’t demonstrate how much they understand. RD


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7.

6.

1

.5

USE, CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF RESPIRATORY DEVICES

Note: Must be completed within 60 days, but do this on day 1

Rules and procedures for reporting hazards

Note: Must be done before miner begins work. Do this on day 1

Employee will demonstrate how to select, use, care, and maintain respirators. Employee will explain limitations of respirators. Employee will identify [LS1]respiratory hazards and precautions.

Employee will be able to explain steps to get issues addressed and what to do if corrective action is not taken

Lecture and discussion

Lecture and discussion

Demonstration using respiratory devices

May include handouts and visual aids

Visuals and handouts

Respiratory devices

Oral response

Demonstration

Oral response

Est.

Hrs

Subject

Objectives

Teaching Methods

Course Material

Evaluation Method

8.

1

FIRST AID METHODS

Note: Must be completed within 60 days, but do this on day 1

Employee will explain basic life saving methods, steps to protect from bloodborne pathogens, emergency response plan, where equipment is located, how to control the situation.

Lecture and demonstration

Discussion

Visual aids

Handouts

Audio visuals

Oral response

Demonstration

Observation

5.

.5

line of authority and responsibilities of supervisors and miners and their representatives.

Note: Must be done before miner begins work. Do this on day 1

Employee will be able to explain MSHA's role and responsibility, personal responsibility of every employee including supervisors, and who has responsibility and authority to correct hazards.

Lecture and discussion.

May include: HandoutsVisuals

Oral review and discussion

9

16

HAZARD RECOGNITION TRAINING SPECIFIC TO THE TASKS TO BE ASSIGNED

note: This must be done before conducting the instruction and practice under the close observation of a competent person.

Supervised practice IN HEALTH AND SAFETY ASPECTS OF THE TASKS ASSIGNED

Note: Start on day 2, finish on day 3 so all of the 24 hours training will be finished.

Employee will be able to explain the safety and health hazards of assigned tasks and how to avoid them before actually performing the tasks.

Employee will demonstrate correct job performance and perform tasks in accordance with the safely and health standards outlined in the training.

May include lecture, discussion, practical demonstration, or show and tell at work sites

On the job training, observation, correction, and practice

J.S. A. 's, MSDS's,

Handouts

May include checklists, job training books and guides, and operating manuals

Oral response and observation

Correct job performance

Observation of job performance

QUARRY TRAINING PLAN - NEW MINER SAVAGE STONE Part 46 Page 3 of 8



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Safety Training Plan

Section I: Company and Mine Names [Section 46.3(b)(1)}

Savage Stone. LLC

P.O. Box 850

Laurel, Maryland 20725

Mine: Savage Stone Quarry

8420 Baltimore Washington Boulevard

Jessup, Maryland 20794

MSHA ID: 18-00768

Section II: Person Responsible for the safety and health training at the mine [Section 46.3(b)(2)}

Owen Stewart, Plant Manager.

Terry B. Eichelberger, Director, Safety & Quality Control

Plant Phone Number: 301-953-7650

Date of Plan: August 1, 2005


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New Miner Training Plan – Savage Quarry

Section III: Competent Persons and subject areas [46.3(b)(4)]

The following persons are competent to instruct in the corresponding subject areas. See the training plan for specific content.

Rules and procedures for reporting hazards

1

Introduction to the Work Environment

6

2

Recognition and avoidance of Hazards

7

use care and maintenance of respiratory devices

3

Emergency medical procedures, escape and emergency evacuation plans and instruction on fire warning systems and firefighting procedures

8

first aid and methods

4

statutory rights of miners and representatives

9

hazard recognition training specific to tasks assigned

5

line of authority and responsibilities of supervisors, miners, and their representatives

Employee Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Owen Stewart

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Terry Eichelberger

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

New Miner Training Plan – Savage Quarry

Section III: Competent Persons and subject areas [46.3(b)(4)]

The following persons are competent to instruct in the corresponding subject areas. See the training plan for specific content.


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Employee Name

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

Owen Stewart

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Jerry Collins

X

1

Front End Loader

8

grader

2

Quarry Truck

9

boom truck

3

Water Truck

10

dozer

4

Hydraulic Breaker

11

5

Excavator/Backhoe

6

bucket truck

7.

skid steer

New Miner Training Plan – Savage Quarry

Section III: Competent Persons and subject areas for Task Training [46.7]

The following persons are competent to instruct Task Training in the corresponding subject areas.

Mobile Equipment


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1

Employee Name

Crusher Operator

1

2

3

8

4

Maintenance-mobile equipment

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

2

Pug Mill Operator

9

Maintenance-dust collector

Owen Stewart

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

3

Utility/laborer

10

Maintenance-pug mill

4

Maintenance-screens

11

Maintenance-screws/cyclones

5

Maintenance-conveyors

12

Maintenance pumps

6

Maintenance-crushers

7.

Maintenance – cutting/welding

Plant Maintenance

Each new miner must receive no less than 24 hours training [Section 46.5(a)}.

Miners who have not received the full 24 hours of new miner training must work under the observation of an experienced miner.


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Training Plan Summary AndTraining Guide


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Savage Stone LLC

Safety Training Program and Employee Orientation

The Safety Training Program and Employee Orientation Program is designed to provide a new employee with a comprehensive understanding of safety procedures, equipment and requirements. The trainer shall follow the guidelines listed below and ensure that the employee completes the entire program. The trainer shall provide the employee with the basic safety equipment required prior to entering the work place, except safety shoes which are the responsibility of the employee. The trainer shall ensure that all employment forms are completed before the completion of the training program. Training should be conducted in a relaxed environment. Ask the employee questions throughout the training to help ensure their understanding. Encourage the employee to ask questions. Determine if the employee requires assistance with reading the materials or taking the test. In these cases the trainer shall assist the employee and conduct an oral test. The trainer shall make a notation on the test and training material that the training was conducted orally.

Materials Required

Safety Training Manual

Company Safety Policy

NSA New Miner Video and other Videos

Lockout Box (optional)

General Company Policy - Rules and Procedures

Employee Evaluation Policy

Noise Policy (if applicable)

Water Safety Policy (if applicable)

Forms

W4

Application

I-9

Employee is required to produce: a Drivers License & Social Security Card, or other acceptable proof of citizenship.

Safety Shoe Agreement

Safety Training Record

Safety Training Orientation (Test)

Receipt for Safety Policy

Receipt for Seat Belt Policy

Receipt for Employee Evaluation Policy

Receipt for Noise Policy (if applicable)

Receipt for Water Safety Policy (if applicable)

Employee Issued Equipment Record ( receipt for safety equipment)

Sample Forms: Daily Equipment Checklist

Daily Shop Inspection Sheet

Daily Plant Inspection Sheet

Daily Work Place Inspection Sheet

Safety Inspection Guidelines

Supervisor's Accident Investigation Form

Sample of a Monthly Safety Meeting


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Savage Stone LLC

Safety Training Program and Employee Orientation

Agenda

Day 1: Review the Company Safety Policy

Classroom Orientation

Review Videos

Process Employment Forms

Receive Company Safety Policy, General Company Policy, and Employee valuation Policy.

General review

Safety Quiz

Workplace and plant Safety Tour - Field Training

NOTE: Employees must have safety shoes before they are allowed to start work.

Day 2: On the job training under observation of an experienced miner.

Day 3: On the job training under observation of an experienced miner.

Employees will be evaluated based on their performance and their knowledge of safety procedures.


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Provide a comprehensive tour of the pit or quarry. Identify and discuss:

Berms ( height and required areas)

Highway safety

Traffic safety (patterns, signs, speed)

Water safety

Familiarize the employee on the identification of safety defects and the requirement to report them immediately to their supervisor.

Savage Stone LLC

Safety Training Program and Employee Orientation

Day 1

 Review the agenda for the safety training program with the employee. Explain the training procedure - classroom and field. Explain that the test will be multiple

choice and true or false.

 Follow the instruction outlined the Safety Training Manual

 Issue and review forms as required by the manual.

Show the NSA video.

Show other videos applicable to employee tasks.

Administer the Safety Training Orientation (test)

 Orally review all questions and answers on the test with the employee. If an employee answers a question incorrectly, the trainer shall review the subject

in detail to ensure that the employee understands.

Trainer shall ensure that all basic safety equipment has been issued.

Trainer shall ensure that all form receipts are properly completed and signed.

Trainer or designee shall provide a plant/workplace walk through orientation.



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Task Training for Front End Loader Operator

Competent Persons performing the task training shall initial each category as the training is completed and certify that the employee is qualified to operate the equipment. The employee shall initial each category as the training is completed and certify that the training was conducted and that he or she received the training, understands the operating procedures, and believes that they can operate the equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

Review and Discuss the following Training Topics and Instructions

Competent Person Initials Employee

Review the Equipment Operator Manual

Perform a Pre-shift examination of equipment prior to use –Review Form

Seat Belts shall be worn at all times when operating equipment

Report all defects to your supervisor before operating equipment

Do not operate equipment with mandatory defects – brakes, steering, flammable fluid leaks, broken windshield-obscures

vision/cut hazard, lights, horn, backup alarm.

Check area and sound horn warning prior to moving equipment

Maintain 3-point contact when mounting or dismounting equipment.

Persons are not allowed ride on equipment or work out of buckets

Observe speed limits and traffic control signs

Check the park and service brake at pre-shift and on grade

Review, identify, explain: auxiliary systems-steering, braking ,etc.

Demonstrate controls for the operation of the equipment

Do not load trucks unless the operator is in the truck or designated place

Do not operate within 10-Ft of power lines

Do not operate within 20-Ft from the stable crest of highwall or stockpile

Demonstrate and observe pre-shift inspection of equipment (check when complete)

Prior to Starting – Provide a Pre-shift Inspection Form

Fluid levels: oil __ transmission __ hydraulic __ coolant __

Major leaks: oil __ transmission __ hydraulic __ hoses __

Tires.. __ Windows __ Steps and ladders __ Fire extinguishers __

Gauges __ Seat Belt __

Starting Equipment:

Mount-3-point __ Fasten Seat Belt __ Brakes-Service __ Brakes-Park __

Back-up Alarm __ Steering Control __ Wipers __ Lights __ Horn __

Operation of Equipment

Check Area __ Release Brake __ Sound Horn __ Operate Equipment…… __

Check Work Area: Berms, Highwalls, Roads, etc __ Check Brakes on Grade __

Shut down

Park __ Set Brake __ Turn Wheels in if on grade __ Dismount 3-Point __

Competent Person Comments:

Exam and Certification Section on Reverse Side


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Task Training for Front End Loader Operator - Task Training Examination – Circle Correct Answer True or False

The operator is the person responsible for the safety and operation of the equipment

It is OK to operate the equipment if the park brakes does not work only if you park the unit on level ground.

You must maintain a three-point contact when mounting and dismounting the unit

What is the minimum distance from an electric line that you can operate the unit? 8Ft15Ft

Seat Belts must be worn at all times when operating the equipment

You are not required to report an unsafe condition if it is not in your work area

Berms shall be at least mid-axle height of the largest equipment that travels the area

What is the minimum distance from the stable crest of a highwall or stockpile that you can operate the unit? 5Ft 20Ft

If you relieve an operator during a shift, you are not required to perform a Pre-shift Examination as long the previous operate did one and the unit is OK.

It is OK to operate the unit with a mandatory defect if your supervisor says it is OK

If your back-up alarm fails during the shift, it is OK to operate for the rest of the shift

You should check your Service and Park Brakes on a grade at least once a day

Pre-shift Examinations must be conducted by the operator and all defects reported before the unit is placed into operation

Any hazardous condition must be reported to your supervisor immediately

It is OK to load a truck if you can not see the operator, but it looks OK

It is a good practice to keep windows closed to minimize exposure to dust and noise

Safety is the responsibility of every employee

False Certifications are punishable under section 110(a) and (f) of the Mine Safety and Health Act

Equipment: Manufacturer _________________________________ Model __________________

I certify that I have conducted the above training as specified and that trainee has demonstrated the skills and practices to operate the equipment as specified in a safe manner.

________________________________________________________________________________

Competent Person’s NameCompetent Person’s SignatureDate

I certify that I received and understand the above training. I agree to comply with all rules and regulations. I understand that failure to comply will result in disciplinary action to and including termination

________________________________________________________________________________

Employee NameEmployee SignatureDate

________________________________________________________________________________

Supervisor NameSupervisor SignatureDate


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Competent Person’s Name Examination – Circle Correct Answer

Competent Person’s Signature

Date

_________________________________

___________________________________

____________

Supervisor Name

Supervisor Signature

Date

Competent Person Task Training Guideline Front End Loader Operator Observe the Operator in the following sequence of steps

Competent Person shall initial each step as completed

Initials

Employee is wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment

____

Checks the area for traffic and other hazards (slips, trips, etc) when performing walk around

____

Check for fluid leaks and levels, fire extinguisher, linkage, pins, metal stress/cracks

____

Check tires for excessive or deep cuts, loose casings, proper inflation, and excessive wear

____

Wear appropriate clothing that will not get caught when mounting and dismounting

____

Inspects ladder and walkway for breaks, cracks and material buildup – slip and fall hazard

____

Maintains a three-point contact when mounting and dismounting

____

Inspect Cab- ROPS condition, Fire Extinguisher – secure and properly charged.

____

Make sure objects in cab are secure – loose object can interfere with vehicle control

____

Make sure windows are clean and there are no cracks that impair visibility or is a cut hazard

____

Inspect, adjust and buckle seat belts and adjust mirrors

____

Check all gauges before startup, place transmission in neutral and set the park brake.

____

Start engine, lower bucket, check horn, backup alarm, and gauges

____

Let engine idle until it reaches normal temperature, check gauges, warning lights, and idle

____

Check wipers, lights, and hydraulic control for proper operation.

____

Check emergency steering if provided on the unit

____

Check brakes, steering and transmission operation.

____

Sound warning horn before moving the unit

____

Move the equipment to the loading area

____

Check berms for proper height, road conditions, highwall and stockpile stability

____

Observe speed limits, traffic patterns, keep bucket at a safe low level, avoid road hazards

____

Maintain the proper gear when carrying a loaded bucket on grade or reverse

____

Check service brake and park brake on a maximum traveled grade

____

Maintain a clean work area free of debris and material that may be a hazard

____

Keep stockpiles trimmed and free of overhang

____

If loose or unconsolidated rock are observed notify the supervisor and block the area off

____

Checks to make sure truck operators and passengers are in the cab of the truck or are in view at a designated area before loading the truck

____

Check operator for proper loading techniques

____

Maintains proper speed and traffic patterns while moving the unit to the shop or fueling area

____

Parks the unit in designated location for fueling, sets brake, and dismounts properly

____

Wear safety glasses, goggles, and hand protection as required.

____

Uses proper procedure when fueling – no smoking, maintains 3-point contact and is in a secured no fall hazard position during the fueling process, and prevents spillage of fuel

____

Complete fueling process and move unit to designated parking area.

____

I certify that I have conducted the above training as specified and that trainee has demonstrated the skills and practices to operate the equipment as specified in a safe manner. False Certifications are punishable under section 110(a) and (f) of the Mine Safety and Health Act.

Trainee_________________________________

Date ___________________________________

____________


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Evaluating the Training Examination – Circle Correct Answer


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Safety Training Orientation Examination Examination – Circle Correct Answer

Employee Name _________________________________________ Date:_____________________

 Review the following questions and circle the correct answer.

 1. The Mining Industry is regulated by

a. OSHA

b. MOSH

c. MSHA

d. FTC

 2. When working on fixed equipment guards are required

 a. Only when equipment is operating and there are people in the area.

b. Optional

c. at all times when the equipment is operating.

d. never.

3. The definition of a berm is

 a. a barricade to prevent equipment from overturning.

b. a type of mobile equipment

c. an electrical device

d. a shop entrance.


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4. Which of the following best describes the Lock out/tag out procedure.

 a. Have a person stand next to the disconnect to prevent energizing the equipment.

b. Let another employee lock out the equipment and attempt to start the equipment before working on it.

c. Lock out/tag out the equipment with your lock, notify other employees, and attempt to start the equipment before working on it.

d. Lock outs are not required.

5. A Safety Belt and Line is required

 a. When fall protection is provided

b. Never

c. When working in excess of 15 feet when no fall protection is provided

d. When working in excess of 5 feet when no fall protection is provided

6. A Pre-shift Inspection on fixed equipment is required

a. Once per day

b. Once per week

c. Before the work begins for each shift

d. Never

7. A Pre-shift Inspection on mobile equipment is required

a. By the supervisor once per day.

b. Before operating the equipment by the first operator during the shift.

c. Before operating the equipment by each operator during the shift.

d. Sometime during the shift.


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8. Operators may operate equipment with out procedure.

a. Two or less mandatory defects

b. Only when there are no mandatory defects

c. When there are mandatory defects if their supervisor says it is OK.

d. If the unit is Red Tagged.

9. Walkways and travelways shall be

 a. Cleaned once per day.

b. Cleaned only when there is an MSHA inspection.

c. Cleaned when a build-up creates a hazard to persons.

d. Cleaned when someone falls and hurts themselves.

10. Personal Protective Equipment shall be worn when

 a. The supervisor is in the area.

b. The MSHA Inspector is on the property

c. At all times when a hazards exists or in designated areas.

d. Only if you feel like wearing it.

11. When you hear a back-up alarm or warning signal you shall

a. Ignore it.

b. Look to see where it is coming from and move to a safe place.

c. Identify the equipment and direction without looking.

d. Listen and keep working.


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12. When getting down from equipment you should out procedure.

a. Jump off when you think it is safe to do so.

b. slide down the ladder.

c. maintain a three point contact.

d. Carry your lunch an other equipment while climbing.

13. Inspection of equipment and the work area is

a. the responsibility of a supervisor or designated inspector.

b. the responsibility of the safety director or safety representative.

c. maintenance personnel.

d. every employee

14. Haul road berms are required

a. only for large quarry equipment

b. only if you think there is a chance of running over the edge.

c. when any traffic can access the area.

d. only if you are going into the area.

15. If you observe a contractor on site with inadequate brakes or unsafe equipment you should

  a. Ignore it and don't get involved because they are not employees.

  b. Stay away from them.

  c. Report them immediately to you supervisor.

  d. Call the contractors office and express you concern.


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16. If your supervisor told you to quickly report to another work area and you notice a tripping hazard on a walkway you should

  a. Notify your supervisor

  b. Ignore it and carefully walk around.

  c. move the object out of the way.

  d. hope someone else will take care of it.

17. When starting a job you should

  a. start immediately and work as fast as you can.

  b. start immediately and work slow.

  c. take a few minutes and check the area for hazards

  d. ask someone if it they know if there any hazards present.

Answer the following True or False questions.

Visitors and Contractors do not have the comply with the Safety Rules

Fire Extinguishers must be charged and inspected at all times.

Broken handrail does not have to be repaired.

It is OK to work between a piece of equipment and the highwall.

It is OK to grind or cut with Safety Glasses.

Seat belts must be worn at all times

It is OK if a co-worker does not wear his hard hat if he does not get caught.

Mobile Equipment Operators shall check their service brakes and park brakes every day.

It is OK to remove a guard to clean the equipment while it is operating if you are careful.

Safety is only the responsibility of the supervisor

Employees should read the labels on chemicals before using them.


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Safe and clean working conditions is the responsibility of everyone.

Employees are responsible for wearing and maintain personal protective equipment.

Empty compressed gas cylinder are required to be capped and secured.

Life jackets are only required when a water hazard exists.

It is okay to watch a welding flash if you do wear contacts.

Fire extinguishers are only required where a fire hazard exists.

Hearing protection is only required if it hurts your ears.

Loose or broken conduit is allowed if everyone is aware of the condition.

You only have to report serious injuries to your supervisor.

Safety is as important as production.

Employee Signature ___________________________________________ Date ______________________

 Trainer Signature ___________________________________________ Date _______________________


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Forms everyone.



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Introduction everyone.

This operation is regulated by the U. S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The authority for the regulation is the Act of 1977 and the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 30. CFR 30, Part 45: Independent Contractors, Part 46: Training, Part 47, Hazard Communication, Part 50 Reporting and Record Keeping; Part 56: Safety and Health Standards -- Surface Metal and Nonmetal Mines, and Part 100: Criteria and Procedure for Proposed Assessment of Civil Penalties are the primary areas of concern for Independent Contractors.

Independent contractors shall comply with all rules and regulations established by Federal, State, and Local agencies and the Company Safety Policy. The Company reserves the right to discontinue the services of independent contractors that fail to comply with these rules and regulations.

Independent contractors shall provide the necessary training to their employees to ensure a safe working environment for all personnel. Independent contractors shall provide all necessary personal protective equipment to their employees and train them in the proper use of the equipment.

Independent contractors shall provide and maintain equipment that meets all safety requirements. Independent contractors shall provide trained and competent personnel to operate equipment and perform the work. Independent Contractors are responsible for all inspections and records for their personnel and equipment. Independent contractors and their employees shall not participate in any unsafe acts.

The Company will provide the contractor with an Independent Contractor General Safety Requirements Package and applicable Site Specific Hazard Awareness Training. The package contains a list of site-specific rules, hazards, and general information regarding compliance requirements of the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Independent Contractors shall provide the required training to all employees before they enter the mine property. Independent Contractors shall complete and submit the Independent Contractor Registration and the Record/Certificate before any work is performed on mine property.


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All Independent Contractors who are performing work on mine property and are subjected to hazards directly or indirectly associated with mining activities are require to comply with the following regulation:

The Act

In 1977 Congress enacted the Mine Safety & Health Act (The Act). The Act provided MSHA with the responsibility to protect the miner and establish a safe working environment, including enforcement and penalties. A copy of the Act may be obtained by contacting any MSHA District Office.

CFR 30

CFR 30 provides a more detailed interpretation of the law. The Company has provided a copy of several sections of the law in this package. The complete book may be obtained by contacting the U. S. Government Printing Office at 202-512-1806.

Program Policy Manual

The U. S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety & Health Administration produces a Program Policy Manual that provides specific applications to the regulations found in CFR 30. This manual may be obtained for a small charge. If you wish to order a manual you may contact MSHA at 304-256-3353.

Company Safety Guidelines for Independent Contractor

The Company has developed a set of safety guidelines to provide the Independent Contractor with a list of potential hazards associated with the operation and specific rules or procedures that shall be observed when on the company property.

Independent Contractor Register

The Independent Contractor shall complete the Independent Contractor Register and provide a certificate of insurance prior to performing any work on the mine property.


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General Requirements and Safety Guidelines property and are subjected to hazards directly or indirectly associated with mining activities are require to comply with the following regulation:

The operation superintendent or designee shall provide the contract with an operation "walk through" to advise you of all potential hazards and the warning systems specific to this location.

Independent contractors are responsible for their actions and the actions of their employees. They shall observe the following general requirements and safety guidelines.

1. Report all accidents that occur on mine property to MSHA and the company.

2.Wear hard hats, safety glasses, goggles, protective footwear, left vests, safety belts and lines, and other personal protective equipment as required by regulation or established by the Company.

3. Wear seat belts at all times when operating equipment on mine property.

4. Observe and comply with lockout procedures.

5. Not participate in unsafe acts.

6. Identify and correct unsafe conditions.

7. Not expose any personnel to unsafe or hazardous conditions.

8. Provide the proper training to your employees.

9. Observe and comply with all blasting and warning systems.

10.Observe all traffic patterns.

11.Conduct inspections of the work area and equipment as required by MSHA.

12.Maintain proper ground conditions within their area of responsibility.

13.Maintain equipment in a safe operating condition.

14.Operate equipment in a safe manner.

15.Maintain compliance with all conditions of CFR 30 and the Program Policy Manual.


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Type Hazard property and are subjected to hazards directly or indirectly associated with mining activities are require to comply with the following regulation:

Potential Hazard

Safety Procedure

Hazard Training

Pit Area - Hazards

Mobile Equipment

Stuck by equipment

Equipment shall be inspected prior to each use by each operator. Mandatory requirements are, operating horn, backup alarm, brakes, seat belt, fire extinguisher, lights, and undamaged windshield.

Road Hazards

Drop off that may cause a vehicle to upset or enter impounded water areas. Collision with other vehicles

Berms shall be maintained to a height of at least mid-axle height of the largest vehicle that travels the roadway. Observe traffic and warning signs.

Electrical

Overhead wires, buried cables, electrical outlets.

Excavate in designated areas, do not travel with truck beds in a raised position and use lockout/tagout procedures.


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Plant Area - Hazards property and are subjected to hazards directly or indirectly associated with mining activities are require to comply with the following regulation:

Type Hazard

Potential Hazard

Safety Procedure

Machinery

Moving machine parts, pinch points, caught in moving parts, burns, etc.

Guards and railings are provided and must be in place while equipment is operating. Warning sirens will be sounded prior to the start of equipment. Stay clear when alarms sound.

Electrical

Overhead wires, buried cables, electrical outlets.

Excavate in designated areas, do not travel with truck beds in a raised position and use lockout/tagout procedures. Inspect wiring, extension cords and tools for bare wire or loose connections.


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Type Hazard property and are subjected to hazards directly or indirectly associated with mining activities are require to comply with the following regulation:

Potential Hazard

Safety Procedure

Fall

Fall from high places, working in high places where no fall protection is provided.

Handrails are provided to prevent fall. Use safety belts and line when working in excess of 5 feet where no fall protection is provided.

Fire

Flammable and combustible fluids, oxygen and acetylene tanks can result in fire or explosions. Burn and smoke inhalation.

Keep trash and flammable materials contained in proper storage, do not smoke in flammable or combustible storage areas, secure cylinders in storage and cover gauges when not in use, cover/cap cylinders when transporting. Identify locations of fire extinguishers and inspect monthly for proper charge.

Mobile Equipment

Stuck by equipment

Each operator shall inspect equipment prior to each use. Mandatory requirements are, operating horn, backup alarm, brakes, seat belt, fire extinguisher, lights, and undamaged windshield.

Plant Area - Hazards


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Cutting and Welding property and are subjected to hazards directly or indirectly associated with mining activities are require to comply with the following regulation:

Burns from sparks and welding flash burns to the skin and eyes.

Observe welding area warnings. Maintain a safe position when working or accessing these areas.

Personal Injury

Injuries to head, eyes, ears, skin from falling or airborne objects or noise from machinery.

Wear appropriate personal protective equipment in designated areas at all times.

Road Hazards

Drop off that may cause a vehicle to upset or enter impounded water areas. Collision with other vehicles

Berms shall be maintained to a height of at least mid-axle height of the largest vehicle that travels the roadway. Observe traffic and warning signs.


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General Safety Rules: property and are subjected to hazards directly or indirectly associated with mining activities are require to comply with the following regulation:

Emergency Evacuation

In the event of an emergency an alarm will sound for three long blasts. Report to the nearest production office for instructions.

Injuries and Accidents

Report all injuries and accidents to an authorized company representative immediately.

Unsafe Conditions

Contractors shall report all unsafe conditions immediately to an authorized company representative. Contractors agree to not cause, participate, or expose the company employees to any unsafe conditions or acts.

Personal Protective Equipment

Wear personal protective equipment when on mine property. Safety Harness and Lanyard or Safety Belt and Lanyard shall be use when working above 5 feet and no fall protection is available and at all times when persons are in a bucket or manlift.

Traffic and Haulage

Obey traffic patterns, road signs, and speed limits. Operators must wear seat belts at all times. Operators shall remain in their vehicles at all times during the loading and unloading process.

Water Safety

Contractors shall wear left jackets and lines when working around water where a drowning hazard exists.

Excavation and Plant Erection

Contractors shall install adequate berms, barriers, and signs to warn and protect company personal from hazards within their area of responsibility.


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MSHA Independent Contractor Identification Number. property and are subjected to hazards directly or indirectly associated with mining activities are require to comply with the following regulation:

CFR 30, § 45.3 Identification of Independent Contractors, allows any contractor to obtain a permanent MSHA ID. MSHA's Program Policy Manual, Part 45 - General Enforcement Policy for Independent Contractors, provides more specific information regarding identification requirements. MSHA's policy holds independent contractors responsible for violations committed by the contractor or their employees or subcontractors. A MSHA identification number is only required if the independent contractor is cited for a violation or the independent contractor is performing one or more of the following types of services.

1) Mine development, including shaft and slope sinking

2) Construction or reconstruction on mine facilities, including building or rebuilding preparation plant and mining equipment, and building additions to existing facilities.

3) Demolition of mine facilities

4) Construction of dams

5) Excavation or earthmoving activities involving mobile equipment

6) Equipment installation, such as crushers and mills

7) Equipment service or repair of equipment on mine property for a period exceeding five consecutive days at a particular mine

8) Material handling within mine property, including haulage of coal, ore, refuse, etc., unless for the sole purpose of direct removal from or delivery to mine property.

9) Drilling and blasting.

 MSHA does not require an independent contractor to obtain an identification number during the pre-bid or bid process. An identification number shall be obtained prior to the start of any work if the independent contractor performs within any of the nine types of work described above.

 All independent contractors are held responsible for compliance with the Act, standards, regulations, rules and policies, regardless if they have an identification number.

 The mine operator may also be held responsible if certain overlapping conditions exist. Therefore, if the company discovers a violation it will discontinue the services of an independent contractor until the condition is corrected.


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Independent Contractor Training property and are subjected to hazards directly or indirectly associated with mining activities are require to comply with the following regulation:

CFR 30, Part 46, requires the Company to provide the Independent Contractors with hazard awareness safety training prior to performing work on Mine Property. Site Specific Hazard Awareness Training provides a comprehensive understanding of the hazards that are specific to that mine property. The Independent Contractor shall not allow a new employee or employee who has not received Site Specific Hazard Training to enter the Mine Property until the training has been provided.

Additional training varies depending on what category the contractor is in and the level of exposure to hazards. The contractor agrees to meet all requirements set forth in CFR 30 Part 46. The Contractor is responsible for providing the appropriate training under Part 46 to each employee before they enter the mine site.

Part 46 Requirements

46.3 Training plans 46.4 Training plan implementation.

46,5 New Miner Training

46.6 Newly hired experienced mine training

46.7 New Task Training

46.8 Annual Refresher Training.

46.9 Records of Training

46.10 Compensation of Training

46.11 Site Specific Training

46.12 Responsibility of independent contractor training


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Independent Contractor Reporting Requirements property and are subjected to hazards directly or indirectly associated with mining activities are require to comply with the following regulation:

Independent contractors who require an MSHA ID are subject to the record and reporting requirements of CFR 30, part 50.

CFR 30, Part 50.20 requires contractors with an MSHA ID to report applicable accidents, injuries and illnesses on form 7000-1.

CFR 30, Part 50.30 requires contractors with an MSHA ID to complete and submit Form 7000-2 - Quarterly Employment Report.

CFR 30, Part 50.40 requires the contractor to maintain records at the office closest to the mine for a period of five years after submission.

CFR 30, Part 50.41 allows the records to be examined by an authorized representative of the Secretary of Labor upon request.

All reports are the responsibility of the contractor to complete and maintain. Failure to comply with this section may result in citations and fines to the contractor.

Additional information, forms and explanations may be obtained by contacting the MSHA District office in your area.


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Telephone Numbers property and are subjected to hazards directly or indirectly associated with mining activities are require to comply with the following regulation:

Company Name-Fairfax, Allegany, Laurel, etc.

Please provide a general description of the work you will be performing and the location on the mine site.

MSHA Identification Number (if applicable)

 Contractor Name

Business Address

Contact Persons

_________________________________________________________________________

Street Address or P.O. Box

Name of Mine/Facility

M.S.H.A. ID

Federal Identification Number (Required for Trucking)

Business Number:

Name

______________________

Mobile Number:

Title

______________________

 Savage Stone

 Savage Quarry

_______________________________

_________________

________________

Type of Work to be Performed

City

State

Zip Code

Facsimile Number:

______________________

Pager Number:

______________________

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION

Excavating

 ___

Drain Truck

 ___

Pit Truck

___

 Equipment Installation

 ___

Welding

___

Electrical

___

Plumbing

___

Mobile Mechanic

___

Reclamation

___

Plant Service

___

Trucking

___

Drilling & Blasting

___

 Other (specify)

Independent Contractors are subject to and agree to comply with the requirements of 30 CFR, Parts 45, 46, 56, MD DOT, Federal DOT and Company Safety Rules. The company shall provide applicable hazard training to the contractor before the work begins.

Authorized Signature of Contractor __________________________________________________ Date___________________________

Date Received ________________________________ Processed by _______________________________________________________


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