All explosives or blasting agents in transit underground shall be taken to the place of use or storage
The quantity of explosives or blasting agents taken to an underground loading area shall not exceed the
amount estimated to be necessary for the blast.
Explosives in transit shall not be left unattended.
The hoist operator shall be notified before explosives or blasting agents are transported in a shaft
Trucks used for the transportation of explosives underground shall have the electrical system checked
weekly to detect any failures which may constitute an electrical hazard. A certification record which includes the date of the inspection; the
signature of the person who performed the inspection; and a serial number, or other identifier, of the truck inspected shall be prepared and the most
recent certification record shall be maintained on file.
The installation of auxiliary lights on truck beds, which are powered by the truck's electrical system,
shall be prohibited.
Explosives and blasting agents shall be hoisted, lowered, or conveyed in a powder car. No other
materials, supplies, or equipment shall be transported in the same conveyance at the same time.
No one, except the operator, his helper, and the powderman, shall be permitted to ride on a conveyance
transporting explosives and blasting agents.
No person shall ride in any shaft conveyance transporting explosives and blasting agents.
No explosives or blasting agents shall be transported on any locomotive. At least two car lengths shall
separate the locomotive from the powder car.
No explosives or blasting agents shall be transported on a man haul trip.
The car or conveyance containing explosives or blasting agents shall be pulled, not pushed, whenever
The powder car or conveyance especially built for the purpose of transporting explosives or blasting
agents shall bear a reflectorized sign on each side with the word "Explosives" in letters, not less than 4 inches in height; upon a background of
sharply contrasting color.
Compartments for transporting detonators and explosives in the same car or conveyance shall be
physically separated by a distance of 24 inches or by a solid partition at least 6 inches thick.
Detonators and other explosives shall not be transported at the same time in any shaft
Explosives, blasting agents, or blasting supplies shall not be transported with other
Explosives or blasting agents, not in original containers, shall be placed in a suitable container when
Detonators, primers, and other explosives shall be carried in separate containers when transported
[44 FR 8577, Feb. 9, 1979; 44 FR 20940, Apr. 6, 1979, as amended at 52 FR 36382, Sept. 28, 1987]