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MSHA 4-Hour New Miner Site Entry Training

    MSHA 4-Hour New Miner Site Entry Training

    MSHA News Release : 

    NOTICE: This training is applicable only to MSHA Title 30, Part 46 regulations for non-coal surface mining.   This training will not satisfy Part 48 training requirements.  If you are uncertain whether you are required to have Part 46 or Part 48 training, please contact the mine(s) you are planning to enter.

    Course Overview

    Part 46 of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations requires that mine operators and/or independent contractors provide no less than 4 hours of training to new miners before they enter a mine site. The training must address the hazards of working at a mine, as well as any hazards specific to the site. This ClickSafety online course can be used towards meeting these new miner training requirements.

    MSHA 4-Hour New Miner Site Entry Training will provide the basics of staying safe and healthy around some common mine hazards, as well as other important information that all new miners should know, like miner’s rights and responsibilities, and the roles and responsibilities of supervisors and miner’s representatives.

    Upon successful completion of the course, each student will receive a ClickSafety Certificate of Completion that will show the 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 4 Contact Hours received for this IACET-approved course.


    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:

    • Mine operator employees who have never worked in a mine
    • Contractors employees who have never worked in a mine
    • Experienced miners who have started work for a new employer or contractor and need to supplement their training

    Learning Objectives

    Following this training, you will learn:

    1. Some basics of what to expect in a mine environment
    2. How to be safe and healthy around some common hazards found at a mine
    3. General emergency actions common to surface mining operations
    4. Your rights as a miner with regard to safety and health
    5. The roles and responsibilities of supervisors and miner’s representatives
    6. Rules and procedures for reporting hazards

    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 (Part 1)
    • 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

    Industry Terms

    • New Miner
    • Experienced Miner
    • Miner Representative
    • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • MSHA Rights and Responsibilities
    • 30 CFR Part 46

    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

    MSHA 4-Hour New Miner Site Entry Training provides training for new miners and independent contractors entering into a mining site, and provides the following features and benefits:

    • Minimum level of training required to enter and begin work at a mine site
    • 0.4 IACET-approved continuing education units (CEUs)
    • Content access 24/7
    • Voice-narrated content

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