Blast Site Law and Legal Definition

Blast site means “the area where explosive material is handled during loading, including the perimeter formed by the loaded blastholes and 50 feet (15.2 meters) in all directions from loaded holes. A minimum distance of 30 feet (9.1 meters) may replace the 50-foot (15.2-meter) requirement if the perimeter of loaded holes is demarcated with a barrier. The 50-foot (15.2-meter) and alternative 30-foot (9.1-meter) requirement also apply in all directions along the full depth of the hole.” [30 CFR 56.2; Title 30-Mineral Resources; Chapter I-Mine Safety And Health Administration, Department Of Labor; Subchapter K-Metal And Nonmetal Mine Safety And Health; Part 56-Safety And Health Standards -Surface Metal And Nonmetal Mines; Subpart A-General]