13 NCAC 07F .0713           INSPECTION AFTER BLASTING

Additions and amendments to 29 CFR 1926.910 Inspection After Blasting apply throughout the Rules in this Section as follows:

(b)           Sufficient time shall be allowed, not less than 15 minutes in tunnels, for the smoke and fumes to dissipate before returning to the blast site. Subsequently, the blaster shall inspect the blast site and surrounding rubble for signs of misfires.  If a misfire is found, employee access to the blast area shall be controlled pursuant to 1926.911.  Where fumes, fire, or dust are a potential hazard (e.g., in tunnels), the muck pile shall be wetted down prior to general employees returning to the blast site.

 

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.