13 NCAC 07F .0710          USE OF SAFETY FUSE

Additions and amendments to 29 CFR 1926.907 Use of Safety Fuse apply throughout the Rules in this Section as follows:

(a)           A safety fuse that has been hammered or injured in any way shall not be used.

(d)           Only a cap crimper shall be used for attaching blasting caps to safety fuse.  Crimpers shall be kept in good repair and accessible for use.

(h)           Safety fuses of at least the following minimum lengths shall be used:

(1)           At least a 36-inch length for 40-second-per-foot safety fuse and

(2)           At least a 48-inch length for 30-second-per-foot safety fuse.

(i)            At least two people shall be present when multiple cap and fuse blasting is done by hand lighting methods.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 95-131;

Recodified from 13 NCAC 07F .0201 Eff. August 3, 2005;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016.