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MSHA Part 46 New Miner Training

Course overview

MSHA Part 46 New Miner Training refers to the training program required by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for individuals who are new to working in surface mining operations. MSHA Part 46 establishes safety and health standards for training programs at surface mining operations, including sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, surface limestone, colloidal phosphate, and shell dredging operations. The goal of this MSHA training is to ensure that new miners are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to work safely in a mining environment and to prevent accidents, injuries, and illnesses.

You’ll learn about:

  • Physical characteristics, types, and operations of surface mines as well as
  • Site rules and emergency procedures. Additionally
  • This online MSHA training covers a wide range of topics from accident prevention, emergency procedures.
  • First aid and CPR
  • Identifying and reporting environmental, electrical, and chemical hazards on the job site.

MSHA New Miner Training

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Course Outline

  • Electrical Hazards
  • Emergency Evacuation and Fire Escape
  • Explosives
  • First Aid
  • Ground Control
  • Hazard Communication
  • Health
  • Health and Safety Aspects of Assigned Tasks
  • Introduction to Work Environment
  • Line of Authority
  • Mandatory Health and Safety Standards
  • Miner Rights
  • Prevention of Accidents
  • Self-Rescue and Respiratory Devices
  • Transportation Controls and Communication Systems

Based on relevant job tasks, applicable courses will be assigned to obtain your MSHA Part 46 New Miner certification.

Learning Objectives

Determined by courses assigned per job tasks. Supplemental task training courses are selected from OSHA approved training.


30 CFR 46.5

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