MSHA Training:

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) training helps miners and contractors identify and minimize exposure to hazards typically found at mines. Depending on the type of training you require, course content may also include emergency procedures, first aid, miners' rights and responsibilities, hazard communication, electrical safety, confined spaces, and materials handling safety. Before you begin work at a mine site, it is important that you understand these hazards and your rights as a miner. Safety is the most important consideration in any mining endeavor.

MSHA regulates and inspects mine sites to ensure that miners have received MSHA training. MSHA training is required for all new mining employees, including contractors, and experienced miners must complete annual refresher training. We provide a selection of mining safety training related courses based on MSHA regulations for persons working at surface or underground mines (see complete list below). We provide site-specific training for mining operations and miners. 

The goal of this MSHA-approved training is to ensure the safe and effective operations of mines and miners to reduce the number of mining fatalities, injuries, and illnesses related to the occupation of mining. 

To be MSHA compliant your company must have a training plan that is approved by MSHA and taught by a MSHA approved instructor. Our courses can be used as part of your company's MSHA approved training plan. Our Part 46 and Part 48 training courses are designed to help you create, implement, and complete an approved MSHA training specific to your surface or underground mine site.  We also have a MSHA approved training plan to conduct training for your company.

What is MSHA Training?

Working in a mine, you face numerous health hazards, such as explosions, cave-ins, dust, chemicals, electricity, and so on. Fortunately, mines have become much safer with the introduction of legislation and advances in safety equipment. MSHA creates regulations and provides support to ensure that anyone who works at a mine is protected from death, illness, and injury. This includes mandatory miner safety training, which falls under 30 CFR, Part 46 and Part 48.  

What is New Miner Safety Training?

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) requires all new miners and contractors to complete training before you start working and annually. Our MSHA Part 46 and Part 48 training will allow you to meet the requirements so that you can start work safely while maintaining compliance.  You’ll learn about the physical characteristics, types, and operations of surface mines or underground mines. Plus, you’ll gain a better understanding of the rights of miners and miners’ representatives. 

What’s the Difference Between MSHA Part 46 and MSHA Part 48?

MSHA Part 46

Part 46 applies to very specific surface mines, such as sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, surface limestone, colloidal phosphate, or shell dredging operations.

MSHA Part 48

Part 48 covers all underground mines, surface coal mines, and some surface/non-metal mines.

Training Specific to MSHA regulations:

Training Specific to Virginia Energy regulations:

We offer a variety of services to the coal and mineral mining companies.  Services include formal classroom training, online training, safety meetings, certification classes including:

We also offer some West Virginia miners training.

   MSHA Contractor ID# C4122   

   Virginia Energy Mineral Mining ID# 0005031   

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