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.

Mining safety training is divided into two parts: MSHA Part 46 Surface Miner training and MSHA Part 48 Underground Miner training. Working in mines poses numerous health hazards, such as cave-ins, explosions, landslides, and hazardous materials. 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.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulates and inspects mine sites to ensure that miners have received MSHA regulations training. MSHA training is required for all new mining employees, including contractors, and experienced miners must complete annual refresher training. We provide health and safety training classes and site-specific training for the 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.

We offer a selection of mining safety training related courses based on MSHA regulations for persons working at surface or underground mines (see complete list below).

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

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.

Who Should Take Part 46 Training?

Part 46 training is for surface miners and surface mining contractor employees at surface metal-non metal mines (mineral mines). This includes miners who work in surface nonmetal mines that are designated as shell dredging, sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, and surface limestone mines.

Though they are not specifically mentioned in Part 46, operations that produce marble, granite, sandstone, slate, shale, traprock, kaolin, cement, feldspar, and lime should also complete the program.

Who Should Take Part 48 Training?

Part 48 training is for surface/underground miners and surface and underground mining contractors employees at coal mines.

Training specific to MSHA regulations that is offered includes:

30 CFR parts 46 and 48 Annual Refresher Training

30 CFR parts 46 and 48 New Miner Training;

MSHA Electrical Retraining

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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, Initial Electrical Repairman, Electrical Retraining, Diesel Diesel Continuing Education, Surface Foreman Continuing Education, Mine Foreman Continuing Education, Initial Hoist Engineering, Shot Firer and Advanced First Aid Continuing Education.

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