The superintendent in charge of a mine shall direct the mine foreperson in such manner as is necessary to secure compliance with this chapter and Chapters 1561., 1563., and 1567. and section1509.18 of the Revised Code. The superintendent may act as mine foreperson, but if the superintendent does so act regularly, the superintendent shall obtain a certificate from the chief of the division of mineral resources management in the same manner as the certification of mine foreperson is obtained.
A person designated as a superintendent of an underground coal mine after January 1, 1977, shall, within six months after being so designated, demonstrate to the chief that the person has knowledge of the mining laws of this state governing the operation of underground coal mines either by presenting evidence that the person has passed a mine foreperson examination given by the chief or an examination given by the chief concerning the laws of this state governing the operation of underground coal mines.
No person shall refuse or neglect to comply with this section.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.27, SB 165, §1, eff. 6/30/2010.
Effective Date: 09-05-2001 .