New Miner Safety Training compliant with MSHA Part 46 regulations are now available through online completion of the MSHA-accepted course. MSHA safety regulations require that New Miners complete a minimum of 24 hours of New Miner Safety Training within their first 90 days of employment. Four hours of these must be completed prior to beginning work at the mine.
NEW MINER SAFETY TRAINING PACKAGE:
The Surface Miner Training provides over 8 hours of MSHA Part 46 mine safety training and is designed to cover all compliance requirements to obtain certification. The package contains the following:
– Over 8 hours of mine safety training
– Interactive modules based on MSHA’s Part 46 requirements
– A quick and easy way to deliver required training
– Access to electronic printable tests and answer guides
– Award winning training (1st Place at MSHA’s 2008 TRAM Conference)
This mine safety training curriculum is designed in compliance with Federal requirements to offer miners of all experience levels a useful, comprehensive, and effective training tool. In accordance with Federal regulations, this interactive material must be administered in conjunction with supervised, on-site mine safety training as part of an approved training plan.
The information provided in this course is based on extensive industry research, insights from experienced miners, and MSHA best practices. Ultimately, the goal is to provide you with a valuable learning experience that inspires good judgment and safe work habits for many years of safe mining.
This mine safety training program is organized as a hierarchy of grouped information based on the Part 46 requirements. The structure is arranged as follows:
Actual training content resides within modules as a series of chapters containing related material ultimately presented in an interactive slide format.
The mine safety training content in each module begins with a set of learning objectives and concludes with an interactive and scored knowledge assessment. Other non-scored assessments may be distributed throughout longer modules.
The Surface Miner Training curriculum parallels the required and suggested topics outlined in the Part 46 Federal regulations addressing mine safety training. These key topics are grouped into the following nine activities that make up the Surface Miner Training curriculum:
- Introduction to the Mining Environment
- Hazard Recognition and Avoidance
- Emergency Procedures
- Health and Safety Aspects of Tasks and Operations
- Hazard Reporting Rules and Procedures
- Statutory Rights of Miners
- Line of Authority
- Respiratory Devices
- First Aid
The Introduction to the Mining Environment activity offers an introduction to mining and covers the following information:
- Definition of mining
- Surface mining development, operations, and reclamation
- Physical characteristics of a surface mine
- Typical surface mining equipment
The Hazard Recognition and Avoidance activity provides an overview of hazards common to surface mining operations as well as general steps one can take to avoid them. Here, hazards are defined as situations which result in property damage, illness, serious injury, or death.Categories of hazards discussed here include the following:
- Environmental hazards
- Equipment hazards
- Physical hazards
- Chemical hazards
The Emergency Procedures activity explains procedures to follow in a mine site during an emergency situation. It will focus on the following topics:
- Types of emergencies
- Emergency procedures
- Fire and firefighting procedures
- Warning signals, evacuation, and reporting
The Health and Safety Aspects of Tasks and Operations activity highlights health and safety standards and best practices for tasks and operations common to surface mines. Tasks and operational elements covered here include:
- Preventing accidents
- Working around equipment
- Maintaining and repairing equipment
- Working in a confined space
- Working on or near water
- Working at night
- Working with chemicals
- Working with electricity
- Working with explosives
The Hazard Reporting Rules and Procedures activity discusses the general process for reporting hazardous conditions as well as immediately reportable accidents and injuries.
The Statutory Rights of Miners activity outlines the rights of miners and their representatives as granted by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.
The Line of Authority activity reviews and describes the general line of authority and responsibilities of supervisors and miners’ representatives. The role and responsibility of designated safety personnel is also discussed.
The Respiratory Devices activity presents information on the proper use and maintenance of the types of respirators commonly used at surface mining operations. It will address the following topics:
- Escape respirators
- Self-contained self-rescuers
The First Aid activity covers a range of first aid topics intended to offer a functional understanding of and responses to common health conditions, injuries, and emergencies. This information is grouped into the following categories:
- First steps for all situations
- First aid for emergencies
- First aid for common injuries