§ 880-X-12A-.08. Certified Blaster Responsibility
A blaster-in-charge shall be responsible for determining that --
(a) Diameter, spacing, burden, depth, stemming depth or weight of each explosive charge per hole meet criteria for safe and effective blasting;
(b) Explosive charge per delay does not exceed that imposed by State regulations to control air overpressure and ground particulate vibrations;
(c) Qualified persons are engaged in the drilling, loading, tamping, and connecting of explosive devices used in blasting operations;
(d) Each blasting log is completed and signed immediately following execution of each respective blast;
(e) No charge is detonated unless he is present to physically detonate the charge or give the order to detonate the charge; and
(f) Only authorized members of the blasting crew perform general blasting operations, such as loading and unloading explosives at the blasting site, preparing explosives for use in blasting, transporting explosives at or near the job site, loading explosives into drill holes, and stemming or otherwise preparing explosives for detonation. A blaster-in-charge may delegate these duties to members of the blasting crew only if he personally issues instructions and supervises them.
Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, §§ 9-16-71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 80, 90, 91.
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