Each surface coal mine shall have an adequate supply of first aid equipment as determined by the Chief. Such supplies shall be located at strategic locations at the mine site so as to be available in a reasonable response time. The first aid supplies shall be encased in suitable sanitary receptacles designed to be reasonably dust-tight and moisture proof. In addition to the supplies in the cases, blankets, splints and properly constructed stretchers in good conditions shall be provided. The supplies shall be available for use of all persons employed at the mine. No first aid supplies shall be removed or diverted without authorization except in case of injury at the mine.
Code 1950, § 45-69.6; 1954, c. 191; 1966, c. 594, § 45.1-101; 1978, c. 94; 1994, c. 28.