MSHA – New Miner Training

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Lab Hours: 0 Classroom Hours: 24

Total Hours: 24

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 clearly establishes training as an important tool for preventing accidents and avoiding unsafe and unhealthful working conditions. The act authorizes MSHA to “expand programs of education and training of operators…and miners…” The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) states all miners must be trained before starting work at mine sites. There are two basic mine types. Part 48 Mine—Metal, non-metal, underground and Part 46 Mine—Sand, gravel, crushed stone, shell dredging, surface clay, phosphate or surface limestone mines. Topics covered include miner’s rights, rules and procedures for reporting hazards, and the use, care, and maintenance of respiratory devices. This class requires 8 hours of First Aid/CPR/AED training. 24 Course.

Course Objective

Introduction to the statutory rights of miners and their representatives under the Act: Authority and responsibilities of supervisors, self-rescue and respiratory devices, transportation controls, and communications systems. Introduction to work environment. Escape and emergency evacuation plans, fire warning, and firefighting. Ground control, working areas of high walls, water hazards, pits and spoil banks, illumination, and night work. Hazard recognition, electrical hazards, first aid, and explosives. Health and safety aspects of the tasks to which a new miner will be assigned. Includes First Aid & CPR.

Equipment Required: None