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Start of Shift Activities Be on time Company policy Change into work clothes Obtain safety equipment Hard toe shoes Hard hat Gloves Get Kevlar gloves Company safety policy (PPE) Get rubber gloves Company safety policy (PPE) Hearing protection Company safety policy (PPE) Safety glasses Miners belt Check tags SR100 SCSR Worn on belt Check SCSR Check indicator Check for damage Check heat sensor(if equipped) Check reflective material Better visibility of personnel underground Harness Hard hat Clothes Light Inspect for conditions that compromise permissibility Check lens cap lock in place Cable insulation condition Check water level in battery Check function of both bulbs Tag in Check for hand tools Hammer Spray wrench Utility knife Channel locks Screwdriver Extra water sprays Get methane spotter Liberates over 1 mcf in 24 hours (review properties of methane) Check battery Check calibration Check for physical damage to case Check previous shift maintenance report Look for down time Check for potential problems Report to section foreman Get communications radios Conduct radio check Conduct visual exam Take spare battery Obtain velometer Check supply of bits Check for proper pull ropes or straps Get on slope car/elevator Wear safety glasses Get on man trip when arriving at bottom Keep safety glasses on Keep arms and legs inside mantrip Examine Workplace Examine roof Examine ribs Examine for slipping and  tripping hazards Check power supply breakers from cat head Check proper breaker setting Check for insulation mat Check for proper labeling Check for cable insulation damage Scrapes, bruises, improper splices, worn splices Check for restraining clamp Check with previous shift when arriving on section for location of equipment Observe for moving equipment Everyone needs to communicate and be visible Check roof and rib conditions Check bottom conditions Check for slipping and tripping conditions Check ventilation controls Fix any problems with ventilation controls Check for accumulation of spillage Check for advancement slack in cable Check for other cables in the general area Bolters Shuttle cars Check for water supply leaks Check restraining clamp at the miner Check the conduit is in restraining clamp around the cable Check slate bar on miner Proper use of slate bar Check sledge hammer Check cleanliness of miner Check for methane probe or magnet in holder Check for damage to probe cradle Conduct dust parameter exam Energize machine Knock tram breaker Knock cutter breaker Check water pressure on the gauges for sprays Review methane, ventilation and dust control plan Turn scrubber on Check flow with pitot tube Take 3 readings and average them Turn sprays on Turn sprays off Must maintain at least 50 psi in order to meet regulations (refer to plan) Observe spray discharge Check for excessive leaks on miner and water hose Check cut ventilation Report completion of exam to foreman Foreman is required to record Conduct walk-around (power off) Place miner at intersection Complete the mining cycle cut, then move miner to intersection for pre-op checks Conduct workplace safety exam De-energize the miner at the machine Check for leaks (oil or water) Check cutter drums for foreign objects (line curtain, cable bolts and electrical cable fragments) Check the cat seals on cutter head Observe openings in drum area for oil leaks Check all lights Check light covers Check lens Check packing glands Check conduit Check for loose or missing bolts Check that methane monitor is securely mounted and cap is clean Check for all guards, rub rails, and panel covers in place Ensure all pins and rub rails are in place Reference to the diagram provided by manufacturer Visually check water pressure gage Minimum 50 psi head spray Check and set bits Cat head has to be locked and tagged out before bits can be set Check conveyor chain Damage, slack, missing flights, flex board bolts, loose or missing shims, broken take-up springs Conduct walk-around (power on) Check methane monitor Ensure correct calibration to handheld detector Depress self-test button Observe for flash at 1% and shutdown at 1.5 % Check function of on-board E-stops Check remote circuit breaker reset Check each shift Check emergency stop function on remote box Must kick breaker on power center Check cats.. for slack and spray operation Also look at pins and cracked pads Visually check head sprays Check for pressure, function, and for missing sprays Minimum working sprays, refer to approved ventilation plan Check operation of scrubber system Check filter cleanliness Ensure ductwork is clean Ensure sump is clean Clean by back flush Check that plug is in sump bottom and in good condition Ensure demister is clean Clean by back flush Check scrubber system sprays Check scrubber door seal Ensure minimum quantity of air in system Refer to approved ventilation plan Try all remote box functions for proper operation Be sure that all personnel are clear of the RED ZONE Give a LOUD verbal warning before starting pump motors Operate tram enable Operate panic switch Activate fire suppression Operate all other control functions Machine Startup Make methane test Review the properties of methane Check ventilation Conduct workplace exam At each cut Attach slack ropes Depends on mining cycle Start the machine Clear RED ZONE Signal start Start pump motor Hold shift button and hold pump start button simultaneously. Forced potato start functions may vary, refer to remote type Tram inby Activate tram enable Twice for high tram speed If cats are split, tram speed is automatically reduced to low speed Position yourself clear of RED ZONE Refer to RED ZONE diagram Activate forward tram switch CAUTION: When moving from the rear of the machine to the front of the machine to tram, operator may become disoriented with control functions Cutting Coal Do not cut any face until Bolted, cleaned up and rock dusted Within 4 feet of the face Warning device installed second to last row of bolts Setup on curtain side Curtain side with blowing ventilation on the right side and exhausting is on the left side Check center lines Explain reference points on machine Check air at the start and periodically through the cut Use velometer to measure air movement Start the ripper head CAUTION: Give a LOUD verbal warning before starting ripper head. Make sure cutter heads are off the bottom, slightly away from face and below the roof. Hold shift and pull cutter toggle down Release toggle after start Water turns on automatically, if head sprays do not turn on, shut miner down Engage tram enable switch Tram forward Both cats Both cats will remain in low speed forward as long as you are cutting. Refer to manufacturer's specifications for additional information on shearing speed control Sump into coal Bottom first, then cut up Back the miner up one drum width This also dresses the bottom Raise the head, cut into top Sump down Repeat cycle until number 1 lift is complete Advance line curtain Explain how to roll up curtain According to plan Do workplace exam Check air Examine for methane Every 20 minutes maximum Reposition the miner If curtain side cut first while staying out of the RED ZONE reposition the miner on the opposite side paying attention to your cut width. Refer to roof control plan Remove number 2 lift Repeat cut cycle for lifts 3 and 4 Cleanup Clean right side Clean left side Back miner at least 4 bolt rows After cleanup is completed Shut miner down Adjust line curtain Hang warning device Reflectors, ribbons, and/or signs Make final gas examination Main Topic Loading Shuttle Cars Precut coal Place miner boom in center of shuttle car Not against the top Not laying in bed of shuttle car Transmitter hydraulic functions do not require shifting Start conveyor Hold shift toggle up Hold up on conveyor on toggle Release after conveyor starts Load shuttle car Communicate with shuttle car operator Do not overload the back of the car Position yourself out of miner RED ZONE Be visible Clothing, cap light toward car man Position yourself away from shuttle car Think about your body position Place Change Attach slack rope to the miner Shut miner down Shift key down Any time you attach additional slack rope, follow this procedure Push up on pump toggle Restart miner out of the RED ZONE Yell LOUDLY "starting the miner" Tram to next cut Tram enable has to be re-energized if not used within 3 seconds from time it is released Ensure that all personnel are out of RED ZONE Cable Handling and  Slack Ropes Back miner until you can attach the pull rope to the miner Usually one length of the miner Shut off miner Be aware of RED ZONE Wear gloves Attach pull rope to the pan hooks on miner Position yourself outside of the RED ZONE Restart the miner Repeat the cycle until desired location is reached Pulling forward, ropes attached Be sure to drop proper ropes off to prevent knots Shut off miner Wear rubber gloves Drop one loop of cable at a time Be sure to drop proper ropes off to prevent knots Position yourself outside of RED ZONE Restart miner Tram forward Repeat cycle until you are at the next place  Remember, must have enough slack to take next cut Get help to hang cable at necessary locations Turn Crosscut to the Right Conduct workplace exam Ensure crosscut is marked off Mark off the outby rib line Install warning devices 2 full rows back from outby rib line Position yourself out of the RED ZONE Turn miner on Yell LOUDLY "starting the miner" Position right hand side of cutter head on the mark at the outby rib line Start the cutter head Yell LOUDLY "starting the cutter head" Keep repeating short angle cuts until the miner is turned 90 degrees If permanent roof support has been damaged in any way, move back 2 rows Advance line curtain Cleanup Make methane check Checks not to exceed 20 minutes Remove miner to next cut Repeat place change process Job Duties Between Cuts Position the miner in the crosscut Leave cutter head off the bottom at least 2 inches Shut down miner Lockout and tagout at cat head power center Perform scrubber maintenance Clean ductwork Pull screen out, tap it, and spray it Spray the demister Spray out the sump Change bits Wear safety glasses Rotate head manually Use tool Use rock bar or pipe Ask for help to turn head Remove old bits Place in bucket, give to scoop man for disposal Try to get a car man to change bits Remove personnel from RED ZONE Re-energize miner Clean miner Wear gloves Break pieces with sledge if possible Remove large pieces with chain Do not use existing roof support for an anchor Hose coal dust off miner Hose crossover tubes at conveyor At front of conveyor Use high pressure water Be careful not to get under boom Also spray out conveyor pivot between conveyor swing jack bracket and flex boards  End of Shift Activities Park machine between blocks outby last open cross cut last shift of the week Conduct final ventilation check on last shift before weekends Conduct a red button transmitter check on the remote box at the end of every second shift Check radio control battery backup on the fire suppression system every Tuesday at the end of second shift Company policy Communicate with oncoming shift Get on slope car/elevator Wear safety glasses Get on man trip when arriving at bottom Turn in equipment Including light Tag out Turn in methane spotter Turn in radio