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  • 1) Inspects underground or open-pit mining areas and trains mine personnel to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and accepted mining practices designed to prevent mine accidents: Inspects mine workings to detect unsafe timbers, cribbing, roof bolts, electric wiring, elevators, explosives storage, equipment, and working conditions.

  • 2) Examines walls and roof surfaces for evidence of strata faults indicating cave-in or rock slide hazards.

  • 3) Tests air to detect concentrations of toxic gases and explosive dusts, using safety lamp, methane detector, carbon monoxide register, and anemometer.

  • 4) Recommends alteration or installation of ventilation shafts, partitions, or equipment to remedy inadequate air circulation of air-conditioning.

  • 5) Applies principles of mining engineering and human engineering to design protective equipment and safety devices for mine machinery.

  • 6) Gives instructions to mine personnel in safe working practices and first aid, and strives to promote and maintain safety-mindedness of workers.

  • 7) Investigates explosions, fires, and accidents and reports causes and recommendations for remedial action to insurance companies, mine management, and state authorities.

  • 8) May lead rescue activities during emergencies and maintain rescue equipment.




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Job Number: 8696