According to the MSHA, all Surface Miners and Contractors must follow MSHA Part 46 regulations, required training for mine safety prior to any mining work. Miners must also complete annual refresher training.
MSHA Part 46 regulations require that New Miners complete a minimum of 24 hours of training within their first 90 days of employment, 4 hours of which must be completed prior to beginning work at the mine. Our MSHA Surface Miner Training offers over 8 hours of training that was created to meet the training subject requirements in 30 CFR 46.5. This is everything you need to get you on the job safely whether you are a Surface Miner or Surface Miner Contractor.
This online training package is designed in compliance with MSHA requirements for the training of miners based on the Title 30 CFR – Part 46 regulations for surface miners and surface mining contractors.
Our Surface Miner Training provides over 8 hours of MSHA Part 46 compliancy training. This package includes:
- Over 8 hours of training
- 15 training modules based on MSHA’s Part 46 requirements
- A quick and easy way to deliver required training
- Access to electronic printable tests and answer guides
- Award winning training (1st Place at MSHA’s 2008 TRAM Conference)
This curriculum is designed in compliance with federal requirements to offer miners of all experience levels a useful, comprehensive, and effective training tool. In accordance with federal regulations, this interactive material must be administered in conjunction with supervised, on-site training as part of an approved training plan.
The information provided in this course is based on extensive industry research, insights from experienced miners, and MSHA best practices.
Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with a valuable learning experience that inspires good judgment and safe work habits for many years of safe mining.
This training program is organized as a hierarchy of grouped information based on the Part 46 requirements.
The Surface Miner Training curriculum parallels the required and suggested topics outlined in the Part 46 federal regulations addressing miner training. These key topics are grouped into the following nine activities that make up the Surface Miner Training curriculum:
- Introduction to the Mining Environment
- Hazard Recognition and Avoidance
- Emergency Procedures
- Health and Safety Aspects of Tasks and Operations
- Hazard Reporting Rules and Procedures
- Statutory Rights of Miners
- Line of Authority
- Respiratory Devices
- First Aid