Special Miner Safety Courses are now offered for additional training in addition to the New Miner Training and Annual Refresher. Osha-Pros provides access to these detailed courses that can be taken in a short amount of time for the low price of $20 each. Each course provides MSHA-compliant content for the student to receive continuing safety credit according to their employer safety program. Each supplemental course is priced at only $20. Your education in these sub-topic areas is valuable information for your career goals.
Miner Safety Courses Available
The following Miner Safety Courses are available for credit/certification for the low price of $20 each. Check with your employer for specific requirements for your position and tenure:
Hazardous chemicals are part of mining operations and miners need to have ample knowledge to be able to identify hazards and prevent incidents from occurring. Working around chemicals require knowledge of emergency response plans and standard safety measures. This course attempts to discuss emergency response plans in detail and guides the learner to creating and establishing standard emergency response plans.
What constitutes an emergency? What actions should miners take in the face of an emergency? More importantly, what are the different types of emergencies that miners need to be aware of. This course help learners identify different types of emergencies and the various protocols that deals with each of those emergencies. For example, fire emergencies require a different response plan as compared to a chemical spill emergency. This knowledge will enable learners to protect themselves and their peers from incidents and accidents.
While physical and chemical hazards are dangerous, they can be prevented from causing incidents if safety protocols are met. Environmental and weather hazards however are usually unpredictable and therefore require more vigilance and observation. Miners should be trained in identifying hazardous weather conditions and what they must do when faced with such conditions. This course acquaints miners with various environmental hazards including airborne diseases, ground conditions and weather conditions.
Heavy-duty equipment is often employed at mining sites. These could range from bulldozers to haul trucks and loaders. Each of these equipment poses potential threats if safety measures are not followed. This course attempts to familiarize learners with basic safety practices when working around these machines. From establishing road signs to setting up visibility points, the course covers general instructions for equipment hazards.
The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize the learner with a few physical characteristics that are shared by all surface mines. Though most mines differ in terms of location and environmental structure, they are mostly categorized into 9 physical feature categories which miners should be aware of. Each of these categories have their respective safety measures which must be diligently followed to avoid catastrophes.
The three most common physical hazards at a mine that demands our attention are electricity, noise and explosives. These physical hazards are dangerous and have often contributed to mine accidents. Working around them requires knowledge of safety standards as well as safety plans. This course emphasizes on the creation of prevention plans designed specifically for each of these hazards because with explosives and fire, it is the prevention that matters most.
It is essential for miners to be aware of general site rules regardless of whether they are provided with safety manuals from their companies. It is the duty of every miner to know fundamental site rules, emergency response plans and methods of reporting incidents. The course attempts to assist miners with this knowledge so that they can ensure a productive and safe mining operation.
There are several equipment involved in a mining operation. The equipment used depends upon the mining type and purpose. This course gives miners details about some of the most common equipment used in various types of mining operations. From dozers to water reclamation systems, there is a list of equipment for miners to be aware of. The importance of this course lies in the fact that the more knowledge a miner may have of an equipment, the better equipped he is to create and implement safety plans.
Part of the mining operation includes setting up documentation and labeling plans for hazardous material, equipment and units. The purpose of documentation is to ensure that safety precautions are followed and workers are able to work in a safe environment. The course discusses MSHA’s Title 30CR – Part 47 Hazard Communication in detail which provides people with the guideline required to maintain safety data sheets according to the Globally Harmonized System.
Miners regularly operate heavy duty equipment and the nature of these equipment demand basic safety measures to be implemented. This course introduces learners to basic functions such as wearing seat belts to the methods miners need to apply to work around ejected materials. This knowledge will enable learners to work around mining equipment more efficiently while taking care of safety measures.
Using electrical equipment can be dangerous, and require miners to take vigilant precautions. It is necessary for miners to understand standard practices when working with electricity at a mine. From basic procedures, such as wearing protective equipment, to planned safety controls when working around power lines; it is important to be careful at all times. This course provides learners with details on how to work effectively around electrical hazards while ensuring safety and stability.
What is MSHA? Why was it formed and what is its purpose? This course takes the learner through history and helps them understand the very basics of MSHA. The course also familiarizes miners to training requirements set by MSHA. Equipped with knowledge of mines and training plans, miners can ensure a safe and productive environment for themselves and their peers.
The mining process follows a specific lifecycle. Each stage of this lifecycle has its own set of mechanics , workaround and safety plans. This course attempts to describe each phase of the mine lifecycle in detail and provides the relevant safety measures needed at the stage. Along with that, it also gives information on the different types of mining methods that has been employed over the decades. This course can help miners understand the stages of the operation based on which they can then detect hazards and create suitable safety plans.