(A) Training of underground employees. Prior to the initial deployment of underground diesel equipment, all underground employees at the mine shall receive special instruction related to fighting fires involving diesel fuel. This training may be included in annual refresher training under MSHA regulations 30 C.F.R. Part 48, regarding the training and retraining of miners, or included in the fire drills required under MSHA regulations 30 C.F.R. 75.1502 , regarding the program of instruction; location and use of fire fighting equipment; the location of escapeways, exits and routes of travel; evacuation procedures; and fire drills.
(B) Training of miners. Prior to the initial deployment of underground diesel equipment, all miners shall be trained in precautions for safe and healthful handling and disposal of diesel-powered equipment filters. All used intake air filters, exhaust diesel particulate matter filters, and engine oil filters shall be placed in their original containers or other suitable enclosed containers, and removed from the underground mine to the surface. Arrangements will be made for safe handling and disposal of these filters within a timely manner after they have reached the surface.