If an accident occurs, employers must initiate an investigation of the case. An appropriate inquiry must be made, and the appointed inspector of the mine must prepare a written report according to the standards. The inspector may be designated for an inquiry after any accident involving severe injury. In addition, an investigation must be conducted if any practice or actions of the workers threaten the safety regulations.
An employer must appoint managers according to qualifications to be responsible for the daily operation of the mine. In addition, the managers’ duties should not overlap if there is more than one manager. An employer may entrust his responsibilities to another person and appoint his representatives. This includes, during seven days of an election, selecting every employee in a written form, providing every member with suitable techniques of identification, and showing the photograph and credentials of the representative when required.
Another regulation states that the manager of a mine must appoint one or more employees who are acquainted with the conditions of the working place as a safety representatives for the required period of time.
The manager also may appoint competent people as subordinate managers to assist him in controlling the processes of a mine. Every appointed manager will share the same responsibilities as the primary manager. However, the primary manager will not leave his personal duties to others. The manager may also appoint persons to assist him in enforcing the corresponding rules.
Also, the employer must assess the safety of any mine or working place where- the intended rating of the machinery utilized in power generation, along with electricity provided from outside sources, surpasses 2 500 kilowatts.
When two or more safety representatives are appointed at a mine, the manager will select at least one of them as the chief safety officer. If only one person is selected at a mine, then they will be responsible not only for the duties of the representatives but also for the duties of the chief safety officer.