Title 30 CFR Part 46 (MSHA Surface Miner Training)  requires shell dredging, sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, and surface limestone mines to have a training plan approved by the Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration. Choose today to take your MSHA mine safety training online in the comfort of your home by choosing from the following offerings.

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Mine operators and independent contractors must have an approved mine safety training plan developed and implemented for all workers. The training plan must address all the elements of training that miners must receive. This includes training for:

• New miners
• Newly-hired experienced miners
• New task
• Annual refresher
• Site-specific hazard awareness

msha_logoMSHA Part 46 regulations require that New Miners complete a minimum of 24 hours of mine safety training within their first 90 days of employment. Four hours of these must be completed prior to beginning work at the mine.  Our Online MSHA New 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.

For all established Surface Miners and Surface Mining Contractors

MSHA requires  a minimum of 8 hours of Annual Refresher training per year. This Annual Refresher training must cover Changes at the Mine that could adversely affect a miner’s health or safety and other health and safety subjects relevant to mining operations at the time. Our Online Annual Refresher Training covers the second component that is required in MSHA Part 46.8. This mine safety training course  will keep you compliant and up to date on health and safety subjects that are relevant to mining operations.

Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of each individual module, students will be able to access a certificate of completion of their mine safety training course. The 5000-23 Training form is used to record and document successful completion of the course. Generally, the person signing the form is the mine operator or a person acting on behalf of the operator. For example, a company safety official, a trainer employed or contracted by the operator, or a cooperative instructor (such as, a state grantee).

Click HERE to go to the MSHA’ s website and review instructions and requirements for filling out the 5000-23 or equivalent forms correctly.

Compliance Resources: 

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) publishes a Free Guide on Part 46 Training that outlines the scope of mine safety training and sections covered. You can download a free PDF that fully explains the training regulations involved.

Additional Mine Safety Training Courses

Supplemental mine safety training courses are also available for your initial or refresher training.  Surface miners and surface mining contractors can select from over 25 separate courses in our offering as approved by their employer for credit toward any required MSHA Part 46 training. Each mini course is only $20 each and include topics on everything from Surface Mine Development to Working with Explosives.

Osha-Pros USA, LLC


Osha-Pros is a safety and risk-management company with over two decades in the industry, is pleased to provide MSHA training courses online for these professionals. Our online training courses were  developed by Convergence Training and recognized by MSHA with a First Place award for software at the 2008 TRAM (Training Resources Applied to Mining) Conference.

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