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This online course was developed from the Mine Safety and Health Administration's (or MSHA) Material Handling Safety Training material and information from the National Mine Health and Safety Academy.
Every person at a mine site has a responsibility to ensure that health and safety standards are observed at all times. The employer is responsible for providing information, instruction, and supervision to all workers. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all workers are properly trained and are compliant with MSHA and OSHA regulations. And workers are responsible for observing all MSHA and OSHA standards and practicing safe work habits.
To be MSHA compliant your company must have a training plan that is approved by MSHA and administered by a competent person. Your company can use this or any of our courses as part of that plan.
Who must take this course?
This training has been developed for anyone who works at a surface mine, mill, or plant - including (but not limited to) employees, safety personnel, and supervisors.
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card for MSHA Materials Handling Safety for Mining proof of training.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.
Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Materials Handling Safety for Mining Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
This course presents an overview of material handling safety for those who work at a surface mine, mill, or plant, and is designed for both workers and supervisors.
The course emphasizes hazard identification and control for both manual and mechanical handling and materials storage.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Materials Handling Safety for Mining
- Materials Handling Definitions
- Classification of Hazards
- Manual Handling of Materials
- Hazards of Manual Materials Handling
- Safe Practices for Manual Handling of Materials
- Safe Practices for Manual Handling of Materials-Housekeeping
- Safe Practices for Manual Handling of Materials-Loading, Transporting, and Unloading
- Safe Practices for Manual Handling of Materials-Moving Trailing Cables
- Safe Practices for Stacking and Storage of Bags and Bundles
- Safe Practices for Stacking and Storage of Barrels, Drums, and Kegs
- Safe Practices for Stacking and Storage of Brick and Stone
- Safe Practices for Stacking and Storage of Lumber
- Manual Handling of Materials-Injury Prevention
- Factors Associated with Back Disorders
- Injury Prevention
- Injury Prevention Ergonomics-Safe Lifting Practices
- Injury Prevention Ergonomics-Lifting Lightweight Items
- Injury Prevention Ergonomics-Tripod Lift
- Injury Prevention-Driving
- Injury Prevention-Reaching
- Injury Prevention-Sitting
- Injury Prevention-Standing
- Injury Prevention-Shoveling
- Injury Prevention-Sleeping
- Injury Prevention-Using a Push Broom
- Injury Prevention-Stretching and Exercise
- Injury Prevention-Personal Protective Equipment
- Mechanical Handling of Materials
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Cranes
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Forklifts
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Platform Lift Trucks
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Motorized Hand Trucks
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Hoists (general)
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Electrical Hoists
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Air Hoists
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Hand Operated Hoists
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Jacks
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Railroad Cars
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Slings
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Powered Industrial Trucks
- Mechanical Handling of Materials-Powered Trucks for Special Atmospheres
- Safety Precautions (General)
- Safety Precautions-Operations and Maintenance
- Safety Precautions-Visibility
- Safety Precautions-Clearances
- Safety Precautions-Surface Conditions
- Safety Precautions-Pedestrians
- Safety Precautions-Training and Evaluation
According to MSHA 30 CFR § 46.8:
Annual refresher training.
- You must provide each miner with no less than 8 hours of annual refresher training:
- No later than 12 months after the miner begins work at the mine, or no later than March 30, 2001, whichever is later; and
- Thereafter, no later than 12 months after the previous annual refresher training was completed.
- The refresher training must include instruction on changes at the mine that could adversely affect the miner's health or safety.
- Refresher training must also address other health and safety subjects that are relevant to mining operations at the mine. Recommended subjects include, but are not limited to: applicable health and safety requirements, including mandatory health and safety standards; 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; transportation controls and communication systems; escape and emergency evacuation plans, firewarning and firefighting; ground conditions and control; traffic patterns and control; working in areas of highwalls; water hazards, pits, and spoil banks; illumination and night work; first aid; electrical hazards; prevention of accidents; health; explosives; and respiratory devices. Training is also recommended on the hazards associated with the equipment that has accounted for the most fatalities and serious injuries at the mines covered by this rule, including: mobile equipment (haulage and service trucks, front-end loaders and tractors); conveyor systems; cranes; crushers; excavators; and dredges. Other recommended subjects include: maintenance and repair (use of hand tools and welding equipment); material handling; fall prevention and protection; and working around moving objects (machine guarding).
Other related Compliance Training Online® courses (see our complete list of courses) include:
- MSHA Part 46 New Miner
- MSHA Part 46 Refresher
- Making an MSHA Part 46 Training Plan
- MSHA Mining Electrical Safety Training
- MSHA Miners Rights & Responsibilities
- MSHA Part 56 Surface Powered Haulage Equipment and Safety
- MSHA Part 48 Subpart B
- MSHA Surface Mining Confined Space
- MSHA Surface Mining Emergency Procedures
- MSHA Surface Mining Hazards Overview
- MSHA Surface Mining Personal Protective Equipment
- MSHA Surface Mining Traffic Patterns & Controls
- OSHA Cold Stress & Injury Safety
- OSHA Fork Lift Training
- OSHA General & Maritime Silica Safety
- OSHA GHS Hazard Communication (Right to Know)
- OSHA Hearing Conservation & Protection
- OSHA Heat Stress & Illness Safety
- OSHA Labor & Industry Ergonomics
- OSHA Lockout Tagout
- OSHA Machine Guarding
- OSHA Outdoor Biological Hazards
- OSHA Respiratory Protection
- Workplace First Aid