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MSHA 30 CFR § 75.1713 Emergency medical assistance; first-aid.

Each coal mine shall have an adequate supply of first-aid equipment located on the surface, at the bottom of shafts and slopes and at other strategic locations near the working faces.

In fulfilling each of the requirements of this section, the operator shall meet at least minimum requirements prescribed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.


MSHA 30 CFR §75.1713-7 First-aid equipment; location; minimum requirements.

Each operator of an underground coal mine shall maintain a supply of the first-aid equipment set forth in paragraph (b) of this §75.1713-7 at each of the following locations:

  • At the mine dispatcher’s office or other appropriate work area on the surface in close proximity to the mine entry;
  • At the bottom of each regularly traveled slope or shaft; however, where the bottom of such slope or shaft is not more than 1,000 feet from the surface, such first-aid supplies may be maintained on the surface at the entrance to the mine; and
  • At a point in each working section not more than 500 feet outby the active working face or faces.

The first-aid equipment required to be maintained under the provisions of paragraph (a) of this §75.1713-7 shall include at least the following:

  • 1. One stretcher; 6. Twelve 1-inch adhesive compresses;
  • 2. One broken-back board.
    ((If a splint stretcher combination is used
    it will satisfy the requirements of
    both 1 and 2).
  • 3. 24 triangular bandages(15 if a splint-stretcher combination is used).
  • 4. Eight 4-inch bandage compresses;
  • 5. Eight 2-inch bandage compresses.
  • 6. Twelve 1-inch adhesive compresses;
  • 7. One foille;
  • 8. Two cloth blankets:
  • 9. One rubber blanket or equivalent substitute.
  • 10. Two tourniquets;
  • 11. One 1-ounce bottle of aromatic spirits of
    ammonia or 1 dozen ammonia ampules.
  • 12. The necessary complements of arm and legsplints or two each inflatable plastic arm andleg splints.