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MSHA 4-Hour New Miner General Training

    MSHA 4-Hour New Miner 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 2 of ClickSafety’s new miner training adds to the subjects learned in Part 1. Part 1 provided the minimum level of training for beginning work at a mine site, including an introduction to the mine environment, instruction on recognizing and avoiding hazards, a review of basic emergency procedures, and some safety and health fundamentals on tasks a new miner may be assigned. Part 2 further discusses emergency procedures, and provides a review of first aid methods, as well as self-rescue and respiratory devices. New Miner Training, Part 2 will also discuss some of the hazards found at a mine site, such as the health hazards of silica dust, and the dangers and controls of welding and cutting, confined spaces, hazardous energies, and moving machine parts.

    Part 46 of MSHA regulations requires that mine operators and/or independent contractors provide 24 hours of training within 90 days of when a new miner starts work. This ClickSafety online course can be used towards meeting this training requirement. 

    Upon successful completion, each student will receive a ClickSafety Certificate of Completion that will show the 0.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and 1 Contact Hour received for this IACET-approved course.  Each student will also receive an MSHA-specific New Miner Training Record form which align which align with MSHA requirements in Part 46.


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

    Learning Objectives

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

    • The mine environment
    • General procedures for common emergencies, including fire prevention and control
    • First aid methods
    • Self-rescue devices and respirators
    • Staying safe and healthy around the hazards of silica dust, welding and cutting, hazardous energies (including electrical energy), confined spaces, conveyors, and moving machine parts

    Course Topics

    • Emergency Procedures, Part 2
    • Review of First Aid Methods
    • Self-Rescue and Respiratory Devices
    • Silica Dust Awareness
    • Welding and Cutting Awareness
    • Other Mine Hazards

    Industry Terms

    • Confined space
    • Experienced miner
    • Hazardous energy
    • Machine guarding
    • Miner representative
    • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
    • MSHA rights and responsibilities
    • New miner
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Portable fire extinguisher (PFE)
    • Respirator
    • Self-rescue device
    • Silica dust

    Based On

    • 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 General Safety and Health Training provides the following features and benefits:

    • Training hours for use towards MSHA’s 24-hour new miner training requirement found in 30 CFR Part 46
    • Earn 0.4 CEUs towards continuing education from an IACET-approved training provider
    • Access content 24/7

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