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  • 1) Inspects underground or open-pit mines to ascertain compliance with contractual agreements and with health and safety laws: Inspects for rotted or incorrectly placed timbers, dangerously placed or defective electrical and mechanical equipment, improperly stored explosives, and other hazardous conditions.

  • 2) Tests air quality to detect toxic or explosive gas or dust, using portable gas-analysis equipment, in order to control health hazards and to reduce injuries and fatalities.

  • 3) Observes mine activities to detect violations of federal and state health and safety standards.

  • 4) Inspects mine workings to verify compliance with contractual agreements concerning production rates or mining within specified limits.

  • 5) May instruct mine workers in safety and first aid procedures.

  • 6) May be designated according to type of mine inspected as Coal-Mine Inspector; Metal-Mine Inspector.

  • 7) May specialize in inspection of specific conditions and be designated Gas Inspector.

  • 8) When employed by governmental agency, conducts periodic mine inspections specifically to enforce federal or state mining laws and is known as Mine Inspector, Federal; Mine Inspector, State.




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Job Number: 6521