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Rollover protective structures (ROPS) inspection and maintenance guide.
Swan-SA; Jones-DC; Niziol-K
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9009, 1985 Jan; :1-15
Bureau of Mines researchers have collected and evaluated rollover protective structures (ROPS) for more than 10 yr. ROPS and falling object protective structures (FOPS) are required on specified mining machines under regulations of the Mine Health and Safety Administration (MSHA). Both ROPS and FOPS are required on mining machines used in surface coal mines and surface areas of underground coal mines (30 CFR 77.403 and 77413a), and ROPS are required on mining machines used in metal and nonmetal mining operations (30 CFR 55,56 and 57.9-88). This illustrated manual provides mine safety personnel, MSHA inspectors, and original-equipment manufacturers with guidelines and a checklist for inspecting ROPS being used in the field. The manual discusses specific requirements of the MSHA regulations and minimum inspection and maintenance checks for ensuring compliance with those regulations. An easily reproducible checklist is provided as an aid to the inspection of ROPS.
Safety-devices; Accident-prevention; Coal-mines; Surface-mining; Underground-mining; Inspection; Maintenance; Manuals; Regulations; Requirements; Protectors; Mining-equipment; Seat-belts; Restraint-systems; Rollover-protective-structures; Falling-object-protective-structures
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Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9009
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division