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Section: 45.4b
Date: 06/24/2010
District: NC
Negligence: Moderate
Injury or Illness: No Likelihood
Injury or illness could be expected to be: No Lost Workdays
Significant and Substantial: No

Condition or Practice: The mine operator failed to keep a contractors list maintained at the mine site. It is the operators responsibility to maintain a list of all contractors that work on site at any given time.

Action to Terminate: A list of all contractors was compiled by the scale operator.

Why this concerns you: The information for all contractors was located inside an index card box in the
scale house. At the time of the inspection, we DID NOT have any contractors at the quarry site. The inspector still insisted we produce a contractors list. The information was typed by our scale person onto a list as
requested. The inspector still wrote the citation saying it wasn't originally on a "list". As the standard states, "the inspector should
consider all factors relevant to the particular case. If the necessary information can be secured in a reasonable time, no violation for failure to keep an accurate register should be found to exist." The
citation it was written at 8:13 and terminated at 8:25, twelve minutes later. I believe that is a reasonable amount of time to produce a contractors list.

Abatement Suggestions From Industry

I believe you are only required to maintain a list of the contractors who are actually working on the property.
- posted on 07/13/2010

Does anyone have a templete that has been deemed acceptable by MSHA? If so could you email it to me so I can see it.

Thank you
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- posted on 07/02/2010

Hand them a phone book. It would be impossible to forsee the future and be able to guess which contractor would be on site much less provide it in a list format. We keep all contractor info (mine id, ins. cert, etc...) but in list format.
- posted on 08/30/2010

This citation has been vacated at conference.

It is recommended that a list of frequent contractors with name, address, contact name, phone number, and type of work to be performed be maintained. This is spelled out in 30 CFR Part 45.4 paragraph (a). It is true that if there are no contractors on the property when MSHA shows up, then no list is required.
- posted on 09/08/2010

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