MSHA Part 46 2017 Mine Safety and Safety Refresher (8-Hour)

    MSHA Part 46 2017 Mine Safety and Safety Refresher (8-Hour)

    *Applicable only to MSHA Title 30, Part 46 regulations for non-coal surface mining

    Course Overview

    According to Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) requirements, a miner must receive annual refresher training. Specifically, as stated in Section 46.8, a miner must receive 8 hours of health and safety refresher training, a minimum of every 12 months. The training must include instruction on changes at the mine that could adversely affect the miner’s health or safety. The refresher training must also address other health and safety subjects relevant to the mine.

    ClickSafety’s MSHA 2017 Mine Safety and Health Refresher (8-Hour) course is designed in part to assist in meeting these training requirements, and is available for miners, supervisors, managers, mine operators, miners’ representatives, and subcontractors who require this annual refresher training as specified by MSHA.

    Note: Mine Operators and Mine Contractors must update the annual refresher section of their MSHA Part 46 Training Plan to include ClickSafety before assigning this 8-Hour refresher course. 

    Upon successful completion of the course, each student will receive a ClickSafety Certificate of Completion showing the 0.8 continuing education unit (CEU) and 8 contact hours received from an IACET-accredited course provider.

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    Intended Audience

    This Mining industry online safety course is intended for those who work, or intend to work at a surface mine site, such as a mine for sand, gravel, or crushed stone, including:

    • Miners who have completed the New Miner Training in the past 12 months and require annual refresher training
    • Miners who have completed Newly Employed Experienced Miner Training in the past 12 months and require annual refresher training
    • Newly-hired experienced miners who have completed the New Miner Training in the past 12 months and require annual refresher training
    • Newly-hired experienced miners who have completed Newly Employed Experienced Miner Training in the past 12 months and require annual refresher training
    • New miners assigned to a new task who have completed the New Miner Training in the past 12 months and require annual refresher training
    • New miners assigned to a new task who have completed Newly Employed Experienced Miner Training in the past 12 months and require annual refresher training
    • Independent contractors with potential to work at a mine site covered under MSHA regulation and have completed new miner training in the past 12 months

    Note: This 8-hour refresher is not specifically intended for new miners. A new miner is defined by MSHA as someone who is working at a mine for the first time, or as someone who is an experienced miner, but is new to the type of mine, such as someone who has experience in an underground mine but has been assigned to work at a surface mine for the first time. New miners under this definition should consider taking ClickSafety’s 4-Hour New Miner Training

    Learning Objectives

    Following this training, the worker will learn important principles for working at a surface mine with regard to:

    • Basics of the mine environment
    • Staying safe and healthy around some common hazards found at a mine
    • General procedures for common emergencies, including fire prevention and control
    • Miner’s rights with regard to health and safety
    • The roles and responsibilities of supervisors and miners’ representatives
    • Rules and procedures for reporting hazards
    • A review of first aid methods
    • Self-rescue devices and respirators
    • The hazards of silica
    • Awareness of hazardous energies, and the hazards of confined spaces and conveyers
    • Machine guarding

    Course Topics

    • Introduction to the Work Environment
    • Recognition and Avoidance of Electrical and Other Hazards
    • Emergency Medical Procedures; Escape and Emergency Evacuation; Fire-warning Signals and Firefighting Procedures
    • Health and Safety Aspects of the Tasks to Be Assigned
    • Statutory Rights of Miners and Their Representatives
    • Line Authority and Responsibilities of Supervisors, Miner’s Representatives
    • Introduction to Rules and Procedures for Reporting Hazards
    • First Aid Awareness and Bloodborne Pathogens
    • Self-Rescue and Respiratory Devices
    • Silica Dust Awareness
    • Discussion of Other Hazards

    Industry Terms

    • New Miner
    • Experienced Miner
    • Miner’s Representative
    • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Respirators and Self-Rescue Devices
    • MSHA Rights and Responsibilities

    Based On

    This online safety course is based on safety regulations for the U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Part 46 training regulations, found in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

    Features and Benefits

    • 8 hours of annual refresher training, as mandated by MSHA
    • 0.8 continuing education unit (CEU) from an IACET-approved training provider
    • Access to content 24/7

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