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MSHA Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

Online Training Certification Course

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The mining industry presents numerous hazards, which is why MSHA requires mining refresher safety training. In addition to the 24 hours of new miner training, miners must receive 8 hours of refresher training annually. MSHA Part 46 refresher training is specific to hazards found at surface mines and provides best practices for accident prevention. Our online training course covers health and safety factors, instructions on safe equipment use, emergency procedures, and more.

This course is for:
This MSHA Part 46 refresher training online course is designed for operators, supervisors, safety personnel, and all other individuals who work at surface mines. MSHA surface refresher topics help miners identify and minimize exposure to hazards typically found at surface mines.

Available languages: 100+ languages - translation provided by Google Translate (Select Language bottom of page)

Case Study: On March 27, 2014, a 64-year-old foreman with 32 years of experience sustained fatal injuries when he was struck by a plastic water pipe being moved by an excavator.

Key Takeaways: This accident occurred because a miner without a hard hat was struck by a moving object. He should have stayed clear of the load and used taglines to guide and steady the pipe.

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Governing Regulations

Title 30 CFR 46.8 requires 8 hours of annual MSHA surface refresher training. Part 46 refresher topics must cover changes at the mine that could adversely affect the miner's health or safety. This online certification course, in addition to our other MSHA refresher online courses, can be used as part of your company's MSHA-approved training plan.

On-site surface mine employees must receive this training. Training must also be available to visitors who want it.


IT IS YOUR COMPANYS RESPONSIBILITY to Record and certify that each miner has received training required under this part on MSHA Form 5000-23, or on a form that contains the information listed in paragraph (b) of 30 CFR § 46.9.

If you are a mine owner or supervisor and unsure how to write a training plan, we can help with our Part 46 Surface Mining Training Plan course, the only one like it in the mining training industry.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to the MSHA Part 46 Annual Refresher Training Course
  • Training Records
  • General Causes of Mining Accidents
  • Overview of Surface Mining Hazards
  • Applicability
  • Key Terms
    Chemical Hazards
  • Class 1-Explosives
  • Class 2-Gases
  • Class 3-Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Class 4-Flammable Solids
  • Class 5-Oxidizers and Organic Peroxide
  • Class 6-Toxic Materials and Infectious Substances
  • Class 7-Radioactive Material
  • Class 8-Corrosive Materials
  • Class 9-Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials
    Environmental Hazards
  • Highwalls
  • Water Hazards, Pits, and Spoil Banks
  • Illumination and Night Work
  • Ground Conditions and Control
  • Transportation Controls and Communication Systems
    Physical Hazards
  • Electricity
  • Explosives
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Respiratory Contaminants
    Emergency Procedures
  • Accident Prevention
  • Protective Equipment
  • Escape and Emergency Evacuation Plans
  • Firewarning
  • Firefighting
  • First Aid
  • Sanitation
    Equipment Hazards
  • Mobile Equipment
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Crushers
  • Cranes
  • Dredgers
  • Excavators
    Safety Best Practices
  • Tool Use, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Material Handling
  • Fall Prevention and Protection
  • Moving Objects
  • Machine Guarding
    Miners' Rights
    Additional Resources

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.

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 than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Miners must receive a minimum of 8 hours of annual refresher training. It must address health and safety subjects that are relevant to mining operations, as well as instructions on changes at the mine that could impact the miner's health or safety. Online training makes it easy to track and monitor annual refresher training, ensuring miners are following MSHA Part 46 regulations.

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).

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

It was great

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Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

It was a good refresher

David P Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

A great refresher of the most important topics for MSHA surface mining.

Susan M Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

Always good to refresh the mind.

John W Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

Very helpful

Harold N Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

Don't over think the question just answer the best you can, review carefully and don't rush

Alexander G Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

This was a great refresher!

Ruediger B Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

Good refresher, system makes sense to me

Tanner B Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

It was well put together and covered many of the basic safety topics.

Jake C Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

The course is a little dry, but it summarizes everything great. No fat or excess.

Ricky H Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

Good course thanks

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Great thank you

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Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

It is a good curse

Gerald C Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

Good test.

Larry T Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

Good Training.

Brian W Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

I like the ability to pause the training. It allows you to address distractions without interfering with the course.

Chris W Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

Class seems well put together and covers what everyone should know.

Keith S Verified
Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher

well done guys.............



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