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Is your MSHA New Miner Training course approved by MSHA?
Our MSHA New Miner Training meets the 4 hours training requirement of MSHA Part 46 training plan for new miners. Part 46 training plans do not require MSHA approval as long as they meet the requirements of the rule. As per MSHA Part 46 Training requirements, any new miners should have no less than 4 hours of training in the following subjects before they begin work at the mine:
- An introduction to the work environment, including a visit and tour of the mine, or portions of the mine that are representative of the entire mine (walk-around training). The method of mining or operation utilized must be explained and observed;
- Instruction on the recognition and avoidance of electrical hazards and other hazards present at the mine, such as traffic patterns and control, mobile equipment (e.g., haul trucks and front-end loaders), and loose or unstable ground conditions;
- A review of the emergency medical procedures, escape and emergency evacuation plans, in effect at the mine, and instruction on the fire warning signals and firefighting procedures;
- Instruction on the health and safety aspects of the tasks to be assigned, including the safe work procedures of such tasks, the mandatory health and safety standards pertinent to such tasks, information about the physical and health hazards of chemicals in the miner's work area, the protective measures a miner can take against these hazards, and the contents of the mine's HazCom program;
- Instruction on the statutory rights of miners and their representatives under the Act;
- A review and description of the line of authority of supervisors and miners' representatives and the responsibilities of such supervisors and miners' representatives; and
- An introduction to your rules and procedures for reporting hazards.