A person who applies for a certificate as a shot firer shall be able to read and write the English language; shall have had at least one year's actual practical experience in the underground workings of mines or the equivalent thereof in the judgment of the chief of the division of mineral resources management; shall have knowledge of the dangers and nature of noxious and explosive gases; shall have knowledge of the dangers and nature of the use of explosives, related equipment, and blasting techniques; and shall have knowledge of safety laws and rules, including those related to the underground storage, use, and transportation of explosives. Each applicant for examination shall pay a fee of ten dollars to the chief on the first day of the examination. Any moneys collected under this section shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the mining regulation fund created in section 1561.48 of the Revised Code.
Any person who possesses a mine foreperson or foreperson certificate issued by the chief shall be considered certified as a shot firer.
Effective Date: 09-05-2001 .