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Subchapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
Group 18. Explosives and Pyrotechnics
Article 116. Handling and Use of Explosives--Blasting Operations

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§5305. Blasting with Batteries, Blasting Devices and Blasting Machines.

(a) All blasting devices and blasting machines shall be in the charge of the licensed blaster-in-charge and no other person shall connect the leading wires to the blasting machine or other blasting devices.

(b) Leading wires shall not be connected to blasting devices or blasting machine until all steps preparatory to firing have been completed and all persons proceed from the blast area to a safe location.

(c) After firing the round, the licensed blaster-in-charge shall immediately disconnect all wires from blasting devices or blasting machines and short-circuit the leading wires.


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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