Oklahoma Department of Mines
Title 45, Chapter 11
May 2013 Volume 14, Number 5
Section 908 - The operator shall employ a certified mine foreman. The mine foreman shall have full charge of all workings and of all persons employed therein.
Section 909 - The mine foreman shall keep a watchful eye over all operations with the utmost regard for the safety of all employees. His responsibilities include: the use, storage and handling of explosives; condition of all equipment used; condition of all roads in and out of the pits; mine site drainage; and roads to the tipple and other surface structures. The Strip Pit Foreman shall devote the whole of their time to their duties when the strip mine is in operation.
Section 910(7) - The supervisor or a certified person designated by him shall examine working areas and faces of walls for unsafe conditions at least at the beginning of each shift, during the shift while men are working, and after blasting. Any unsafe condition found shall be corrected before any further work is performed at the immediate area or face at which the unsafe condition exists.
It is the Supervisor's responsibility to see that all employees have and wear: suitable hard hats; protective footwear when in or around active workings of the mine or when in or around mine plants; safety glasses, goggles or face shields when doing work hazardous to the eyes; effective hearing protection as required.
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STATE OF OKLAHOMA
SURFACE SUPERVISOR CERTIFICATE
This certifies that has completed the requirements of a Supervisor as prescribed by the Oklahoma Department of Mines.