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MSHA Part 48 New Miner & Newly Hired Experienced Miner

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Underground Mining Online Training Certification Course

from the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

Underground mines are some of the world's most dangerous work environments. Safety training is critical to reduce worksite accidents and injuries caused by fire, flood, toxic contaminants, collapse, and explosions.

Before a new miner enters a worksite, they must first complete MSHA new miner training. This online certification course contributes toward the required 40 hours of new miner training, as well as the minimum 8 hours of newly hired experienced miner training. It covers basic concepts and a general overview of mining health and safety regulations, including proper methods and rules that new miners must follow before, during, and after working at a mine.

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$78.95 per student   (21+)

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What are the governing regulations?
This underground new miner training course presents an overview of MSHA Part 48 training requirements. Specific requirements for MSHA new miner certification are found within 30 CFR 48, including the training requirements for miners who work at coal mines, underground metal and non-metal mines, and surface areas of metal and non-metal mines. The mine operator must provide task- and site-specific training in addition to the topics covered in this Part 48 new miner training.

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 underground new miner training online course is geared toward anyone working in a mine and aims to provide safety to new miners. New miners and newly hired experienced miners must receive proper MSHA Part 48 training before beginning work at the mine.

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

Case Study: On August 8, 1998, a 40-year-old utility worker at an underground coal mine was using a single-boom roof bolting machine to install roof bolts in the face area. He installed eight of the fourteen roof bolts (including two rib bolts for a wide corner) in three rows. The victim then moved the roof bolting machine inby and drilled a hole for the first bolt in the fourth row. Then, the roof in the unsupported area behind him fell, inflicting fatal injuries.

The pattern of roof bolt installation resulted in the victim being under an unsupported roof during drilling and installation. The roof-bolting machine was not equipped with a canopy protecting the machine's drilling controls. The operator of a single-head roof bolting machine must be protected by the roof support provided by the rib and the ATRS while installing the first roof bolt in a row.

Click to Learn More What people are saying about this course.

Very useful and easy way to obtain the Part 48 training.
Nicholas H

Good overview of mine safety policies and procedures.
Tanner B

Great and thorough training.
Kristi F

Very good overview training.
Robert L

Great class straight forward learning
Carl K

I thought it was very informational and good. Refreshed a lot of memory from working underground before. Was very user friendly.
Adam R

Thought this course was designed well. For someone who has not worked in this field, provided good information to help them know who to talk to and what to do in an emergency situation.
Karen E

Thank You... I certainly recognize the need for further study! Your test is very thorough, and I do appreciate that!
Lori K

Great training ' lots of information.
Carlos R

A lot of information. I learned a lot from this course.
Eduardo P

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to MSHA Part 48 — New Miner Training Course
    • MSHA Regulations
    • MSHA Part 46 vs. Part 48
    • Part 48 Applicability
    • Training Plans
    • Subpart A—New Miner Training Hours
    • Subpart B—New Miner Training Hours
    • Hazard Training
    • Additional Training
    • Training Records
  • Introduction to the Mine Environment
    • Underground Mining Methods
    • Unsupported Methods
    • Supported Methods
    • Caving Methods
    • Mining Operations
    • Common Mining Tasks
    • Mining Equipment
    • Equipment Maintenance
    • Mine Specific Work Environment
  • Mine Site Rules
    • Entering and Leaving the Mine
    • Mine Transportation Systems
    • Mine Communication
    • Transportation Signals and Signs
    • Warning Signs and Barriers
    • Security
  • Hazard Recognition and Avoidance
    • Electrical Hazards
    • Electrical Safety
    • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)
    • Fire and Explosions Hazards
    • Fire Controls
    • Use of Explosives
    • Storage and Transportation of Explosive Material
    • Rock Dusting
    • Respiratory Hazards
    • Oxygen-deficient Atmosphere
    • Flammable Atmosphere
    • Toxic Atmosphere
    • Dust
    • Dust Control
    • Gases
    • Gas Sampling
    • Diesel Exhaust
    • Structural Hazards
    • Roof and Rib Support
    • Equipment Hazards
    • Blind Spots
    • Pinch Points
    • Hand Tools
    • Ergonomics
    • Falls, Slips, and Trips
  • Health Protection
    • Hearing Protection
    • Noise Intensity and Maximum Daily Exposure
    • Noise Exposure Levels
    • Hearing Conservation Program
    • Types of Hearing Protection
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Health Effects of Dust
    • Black Lung
    • Part 90
    • Respiratory Protection Program
    • Ventilation
    • Respiratory Protection Equipment
    • Respirator Components
    • Types of Respirators
    • Vibrations
    • Heat Stress
    • Health of Mineworkers
  • Emergency Procedures and First Aid
    • Emergency Response Plan
    • Emergency Communications
    • HAZCOM
    • Mine Map
    • Mine Map Contents
    • Emergency Warning Systems
    • Emergency Evacuations
    • Escapeways
    • Escapeway Map
    • Evacuation Plans
    • Evacuation Procedures
    • Emergency Response
    • Barricades
    • Rescue Operations
    • Mine Rescue Teams
    • Self-Rescue Devices
    • First Aid
    • First Aid Versus Medical Treatment
  • Hazard and Accident Reporting
    • Accident Reporting Procedures
    • Immediately Reportable Accidents and Injuries
    • The Dirty Dozen
    • Accident Reports
    • Mining Inspection
  • Rights of Miners
    • Miners' Representative
    • Participation in Inspections
    • Requesting Inspection or Reporting Violations
    • Withdrawal Orders
    • Contesting Enforcement Actions
    • Training
    • Health Protection
    • Commenting Upon and Challenging New Rules
    • Right to Information
    • Protection against Discrimination
    • Responsibility of the Miner
    • Line of Authority
    • Supervisor
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our MSHA Part 48 New Miner & Newly Hired Experienced Miner 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 4 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?

In addition to initial new and experienced miner training, workers must complete annual refresher training. Annual experienced miner training includes topics that are relevant to health and safety hazards of underground mining.

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 New Miner proof of training.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.4 CEUs (or 4 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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