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AS 1940-2004 The Storage and Handling of Flammable and Combustible Liquids

This Standard provides requirements and recommendations for the design, construction and operation of installations where flammable or combustible liquids are stored and handled. Separate sections provide requirements for minor storage, package storage, and storage of liquids in tanks, as well... Read more

MDG 1006 Spontaneous Combustion Management Guideline

A guide to developing a Spontaneous Combustion Management Plan which can be used to control the risk associated with spontaneous combustion of coal in underground mines. Details of managerial and technical requirements of the plan are included such as recording... Read more

Longwall AFC Respirable / Combustible Dust Suppression Sprays

Problem The direction and speed of the AFC on the Longwall face, coupled with the ventialtion velocity, meant that respirable dust could travel distances of up to 240 m. Solution Dust suppression sprays have been installed on the AFC that wet the surface... Read more

Safety Management of Underground Combustible Sulphide Dust : Guideline

This MOSHAB approved guideline applies to underground metalliferous mines in Western Australia and recommends precautions to be taken where there is a possibility of sulphide dust ignition. It describes legislative requirements in WA and explains how sulphide dust explosions occur.... Read more

Combustion of pyritic dust on drill rig

What A reverse circulation drill rig was working in highly pyritic ground, when the dust extractor unit began to discharge smoke. The unit door was opened to investigate the cause and several people were exposed to smoke and fumes. Smouldering filter... Read more

Combustion of pyritic dust on drill rig

A reverse circulation drill rig was working in highly pyritic ground, when the dust extractor unit began to discharge smoke. The unit door was opened to investigate the cause and several people were exposed to smoke and fumes. Smouldering filter... Read more

AS/NZS 3584.2:2008 Diesel Engine Systems for Underground Coal Mines

Regulation 261 of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld) states: The underground mine manager must ensure an internal combustion engine used to power plant in an ERZ1 is— (b) a type that has been tested by a nationally accredited testing station... Read more

MSB No. 010 Fires on light 4wd vehicles

Within a two month period two underground fires on Toyota 4 x 4 Land Cruisers were reported. In each case the fire was caused by the engine being driven backwards, as the vehicle rolled back after stalling on an incline,... Read more

Explosive Conditions: Pre-Heating On Confined Space Prior to Welding

What A number of incidents involving cutting or pre-heating prior to welding on a confined space (eg. structrual box sections) have resulted in violent explosions. Why When a propane torch is used to pre-heat a welding job on an enclosed, but not totally... Read more

MSB No. 071 Booster compressor explosions - RC drilling

What Over the past few years a number of explosions involving booster compressors have occurred at RC drilling operations. The potential for serious injuries and fatalities is very high given the nature of these explosions. Why Ingress of hydrocarbon (oil) into the booster... Read more

Underground Vehicle Engine Flame

What A Load Haul Dump vehicle was stopped at an underground location and tagged by the operator has having an injector problem. Later a fitter visually examined the flameproof engine but could see no fault. The engine was started and a... Read more

The Monitoring of Sealed Areas

Monitoring of sealed areas should be carried out in order to adequately predict and define the potential for an explosive atmosphere to occur within a sealed area. Sufficient samples should be taken to delineate both the size of any explosive... Read more

AS 2380.4 Electrical Equipment for Explosive Atmospheres - Explosion-Protection Techniques - Pressurized Rooms or Pressurized Enclosures

Regulation 183 (3) of the Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld)states pressurised means pressurised within the meaning of AS 2380.4 ‘Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres—Explosion protection techniques—Pressurized rooms or pressurized enclosures’   About this standard: This Standard specifies requirements for the design, construction and... Read more

National Code of Practice for the Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets 2nd Edition [NOHSC:2011(2003)]

Purpose The purpose of this code of practice is to provide advice on the preparation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) where required by legislation. The aim is to provide consistent health and safety advice to persons who could be exposed... Read more

SB 61 Flammable toxic gases in open cut coal mines

Recent incidents have occurred in several Bowen Basin Open Cut coal mines where flammable and toxic gases have been found in areas where normal mining activities are being undertaken. Flammable and toxic gases have been found emitting from blast holes,... Read more

SB 47 Tyre Fires, Pyrolysis And Explosions

Tyres on trucks, cranes and other heavy vehicles may catch fire under a range of circumstances, with the obvious potential for the tyres to then explode. A lesser-known danger arises when the combustion takes place inside the tyre, with no... Read more

SB 107 Construction of seals

If workers remain underground in an explosive atmosphere where there is a possibility of spontaneous combustion, incendive spark or other ignition source, the Underground Mine Manager must ensure that any seal installed is, as a minimum, a type D [s.... Read more

HSE Approved specifications for fire resistance and hygiene of hydraulic fluids for use in machinery and equipment in mines

This document gives requirements for fire resistant fluids intended for use in all underground mines and gives guidance on achieving a minimum level of safety in their end use application. ... Read more

Explosion Protected Diesel Engines

Guidance Note on Explosion Protected Diesel Engines in Underground Mines to assist in the risk assessment and management issues in line with legislation. ... Read more

Fatal Accident (Other) - Leslie County, Kentucky

What A 44 year old owner of an equipment cleaning service was overcome by the exhaust of a steam cleaner, which resulted in carbon monoxide poisoning. The victim was sitting in an area on the truck bed between two steam cleaners... Read more

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