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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 18. Explosives and Pyrotechnics
Article 115. Transportation of Explosives

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§5264. Transportation of Explosives--Underground-- General.

(a) Explosive materials shall not be left on the station level near the shaft collar, mine, or tunnel entrance, but shall be taken to the place of use or storage without delay.

(b) Detonators, capped fuses, and other explosive materials transported in any car, vehicle, or shaft conveyance shall be enclosed in substantially constructed containers equipped with tight-fitting covers. Such containers, including the covers, shall be made of wood, metal, fiber, or other equivalent material and shall be lined with nonconductive material.

Note: Except for primers, the original cases or DOT shipping containers in which the explosive materials were packaged will be accepted as being in compliance with this subsection.

(c) Except as provided in Section 5264(c)(1), detonators, primers, or capped fuses, shall not be transported in the same container or compartment with other explosive materials.

(1) When carried in the same vehicle, detonators and capped fuses shall be in a separate compartment from the other explosive materials with at least 25 inches of air space between the compartments.

(d) Except when being transported manually, primers shall be transported in a closed container constructed as described in subsection (b) of this section, and arranged so that each primer is separated from the others by a partition of nonmetallic material. No explosive materials, other than that which is contained in the primer, shall be transported in the same container with the primers.

(e) Explosive materials shall not be transported with rock, ore, or other materials or equipment other than those used in blasting.


Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.


1. Amendment of section heading and section and new Note filed 7-11-2003; operative 8-10-2003 (Register 2003, No. 28).


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