Correction of Hazardous Conditions
30 CFR §56/57.3200 Correction
of hazardous conditions
This standard requires that hazardous ground conditions be taken down or supported before work or travel is permitted in the affected area. Until the hazardous conditions are corrected, the area must have a warning posted against entry and, if unattended, a barrier must be installed to prevent unauthorized entry into the area.
MSHA policy can be found here: 56/57.3200
30 CFR § 77.1004 Ground
control; inspection and maintenance; general.
(b) Overhanging highwalls and banks shall be taken down and other unsafe ground conditions shall be corrected promptly, or the area shall be posted.
MSHA policy can be found here: 77.1004
30 CFR § 75.202 Protection
from falls of roof, face and ribs.
(b) No person shall work or travel under unsupported roof unless in accordance with this subpart.
Other relevant MSHA standards:
77.1001 Stripping; loose material.
77.1006 Highwalls; men working.
Issues to Consider in Determining Compliance:
• Is there a hazardous ground condition?
» Do persons work or travel in the area of the hazardous condition?
• Is the affected area posted with a warning against entry?
• If the affected area is unattended, is a barricade installed to prevent unauthorized entry?