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Transportation Controls and Communication Systems

Learning Objectives

  • Describe why it is important to establish and maintain transportation controls and communication systems at surface mines.
  • Describe the controls and communication systems necessary to assure that mine roadways, railways, and aerial tramways are safe and that mobile equipment is driven safely.
  • Describe the controls and communication systems necessary for transporting people safely.
  • Describe the controls and communication systems necessary to make sure that mine travelways are safe.
  • Describe the controls and communication systems necessary for transporting materials safely.

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42 minutes

The purpose of the lesson is to provide mining contractors with an awareness of the federal regulations outlined in CFR 30, Part 56, Subparts H, I, and J that address transportation controls and communication systems at surface mines. The lesson is part of an 8-hour refresher-training curriculum that mining contractors must complete annually. The lesson addresses the controls necessary to maintain safe roadways, mobile equipment, and travelways. The lesson also addresses the controls and communication systems necessary to transport people, equipment, and supplies safely.

Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Safe Roadways, Railways, and Aerial Tramways
  • Transporting People Safely
  • Safe Travelways
  • Transporting Materials Safely
Regulations
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 30, Part 56, Subparts H, I, and J