Emergency Response


Question Answer Notes
Fire, gas inundation, explosion, flood, and ground falls are examples of emergency events that may require miners to do this. Evacuate  
Which of the following emergency events would not require all miners to evacuate an underground mine? A. Massive roof collapse; B. Inundation of gas or water; C. Methane explosions; D. Diabetic emergency; E. Fire D. Diabetic emergency  
True or false: Every mine must have four or more separate, properly maintained escapeways to the surface from the lowest levels which are so positioned that damage to one shall not lessen the effectiveness of the others. False The regulation requires two separate escapeways, not four.
What is the primary purpose in using a fire extinguisher in an emergency situation? To escape  
What is the designated safe location to which personnel evacuate in the event of an emergency? Muster point or assembly point  
Who is allowed to call out a Mayday over the radio when an emergency situation arises? Anyone  
Placed at a high point to be visible to all workers, this safety tool provides visual indication of wind direction and wind speed to help direct workers to a muster point upwind of chemical spill emergency incidents. Wind sock  
What two actions must miners follow when a Mayday is called out over the radio? Maintain radio silence; pull over to safe location/stop work  
What is the primary goal when there is an underground emergency, even if smoke is present or there are minor injuries? Escape  
In underground coal mines, a cache of 1 hour SCSR units must be available within how many feet of the working face? 1,000  
When using either an oxygen-generating unit or W65, it is important to respond in this way, to ensure it lasts longer. Don’t panic and go slow and steady Are you cleared to wear a respirator? Have they made sure the confined space is safe? Are you working alone? Is there a permit required? Always ask questions to make sure you understand what you are doing.
What should you do if a fire is expanding? A. Open a hot door that you come across; B. Get out by your primary or secondary escape route; C. Call for a ventilation reversal; D. Wait for the mine rescue team if underground B. Get out by your primary or secondary escape route  
Which of the following indicate a fire? A. Audible/visual fire alarm; B. Flames and/or smoke; C. Fire brigade is activated; D. Any of the above D. Any of the above  
The fresh air intake is typically associated with: A. Secondary escape ways; B. Primary haulage (e.g., belt lines); C. Primary escape ways; D. All of the above C. Primary escape ways  
Name two reasons why you might be required to evacuate a mine. Fire; flood; explosion; gas inundation; ground fall  
In terms of mine emergency evacuation and escape, how is your training classified under the 1977 Federal Mine Act and per 30 CFR Part 48? A. Miner; B. Contractor or Service Provider; C. Educator or Student; D. Other A. Miner  
True or false: According to the Mine Act, you are responsible for following the direction of the mine foreman or other mine supervisor at all times during a mine evacuation. False  
What is the minimum number of escapeways required to get to the surface from the mine’s lowest level? A. 1; B. 2; C. 3; D. It is left to the mine operator’s discretion B. 2  
Who is responsible for making all decisions regarding your safety, mine evacuation, using self-rescuers, and so on? A. The foreman; B. The safety manager; C. The general manager; D. You D. You  
Important information contained on the mine ventilation map could include: A. Direction of airflow and quantities; B. Location of refuge chambers and emergency escape routes; C. The location of SCSR caches, mine phones, man-doors, etc.; D. Any or all of the above D. Any or all of the above  
You must notify MSHA of a reportable accident or injury within how long? A. 10 minutes; B. 15 minutes; C. 30 minutes; D. 24 hours B. 15 minutes  
True or false: Miners in underground coal mines are required to carry a self-rescue device. True