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MSHA Part 48 Underground Mining Refresher Overview

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Online Training & Recertification Course

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Underground mining and the surface areas of underground mines present numerous health and safety hazards. Even experienced miners require MSHA Part 48 refresher training to meet regulatory requirements and stay safe. This online certification course presents an overview of Part 48 refresher requirements. It covers basic safety training regulations for underground mine work, emergency response procedures, and how to recognize and avoid mining hazards.

In addition, this MSHA underground refresher course covers the rights and responsibilities of miners.

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MSHA refresher training is required in accordance with 30 CFR 48.8 and 48.28. The mine operator must provide task- and site-specific training in addition to the topics covered in this online training course.

To be MSHA compliant your company must have a training plan that is approved by MSHA and administered by an approved MSHA instructor. Your company can use this or any of our courses as part of that plan.

If you are unsure how to write a training plan we can help with our Part 48 Underground Mining Training Plan course, the only one like it in the mining industry.

Who must take this training?
This MSHA underground mining refresher training is designed to retrain experienced miners who have at least one year's experience working in a mine site.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: On May 20, 2006, five coal miners were killed and one was injured as a result of an underground explosion which occurred when two miners carrying oxygen-acetylene torches rode down a return airway in order to perform seal maintenance. The explosion, originally caused by the ignition of methane gas, damaged the seals. Coal dust in the sealed areas then ignited and caused further damage, resulting in the death and injury of the other four miners.

Key Takeaways: To prevent accidents like this, always apply rock dust liberally and frequently, and be sure to clean up all loose coal, coal dust, and other combustible materials. It is also necessary to maintain sufficient ventilation and test frequently for dangerous gases.

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to the MSHA Part 48 Annual Refresher Training Course
    • Part 48 Applicability
    • Training Plans
    • Subpart A—Experienced Miner Refresher Training Hours
    • Subpart B—Experienced Miner Refresher Training Hours
    • Training Records
  • Overview of the Information Ahead
  • Transportation and Communication
    • Procedures for Entering and Leaving the Mine
    • Mantrips
    • Materials Trips
    • Traffic Signs and Signals
  • Health and Safety
    • Electrical Hazards
    • Electrical Safety
    • Fire and Explosion Hazards
    • Fire Control and Prevention
    • Atmospheric Hazards
    • Health Effects of Dust
    • Dust Control
    • Gases
    • Methane and Hydrogen Sulfide
    • Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM)
    • Ventilation
    • Heat Stress
    • Structural Hazards
    • Roof and Ground Hazards Control
    • Equipment Hazards
    • Pinch Points
    • Hand Tools
    • Ergonomics
  • Health Standards
    • Hearing Protection
    • Hearing Protection and Conservation
    • Hearing Conservation Program (HCP)
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Respiratory Protection Equipment
  • Hazard Reporting and Prevention
    • Prevention of Accidents
    • Hazard and Accident Reporting Procedures
    • Immediately Reportable Accidents and Injuries
    • The Dirty Dozen
    • Hazardous Communications
  • Emergency Procedures and First Aid
    • Evacuation
    • Escapeways
    • Responsible Emergency Response Person
    • Evacuation Procedures
    • Emergency Response
    • Rescue Teams
    • Self Rescue
    • First Aid Protocol
    • First Aid vs. Medical Treatment
  • Miners' Rights
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our MSHA Part 48 Underground Mining Refresher Overview training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

Each miner must receive a minimum of 8 hours of annual mining refresher training. This Part 48 refresher training online course can be used for annual recertification requirements.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card for MSHA Part 48 Underground Mining Refresher Overview proof of training.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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