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MSHA Part 48 Subpart B Surface Mining Initial

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Online Training & Certification Course

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This course presents an overview of the requirements for the initial training of new surface miners at underground mines. These MSHA requirements can be found in Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 48, Subpart B. The course covers some basic mining regulations for surface mining, as well as the recognition and avoidance of hazards at surface mines, emergency response procedures, and miners' rights and responsibilities.

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What are the governing regulations?
This course presents an overview of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) New Miner Training for MSHA Part 48 training requirements. The mine operator must provide task and site-specific training in addition to the topics covered herein.

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.

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?
New miners and newly hired experienced miners must receive training BEFORE they begin work at the mine.

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Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to 30 CFR Part 48, Subpart B, Surface Mining New Miner Safety Training
    • Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977
    • Key Terms
    • 30 CFR Part 48, Subpart B Training Requirements
    • Minimum Courses of Instruction
    • Additional Training-New Tasks
    • Additional Training-Annual Refresher
    • Additional Training-Site-specific Hazard Awareness Training
    • Recordkeeping and Training Compensation
  • Miners' Rights and Responsibilities
    • Miners' Rights-Overview
    • Right to Protection Against Discrimination
    • Protected Activities
    • Reporting Discriminatory Conduct
    • Right to Request an Inspection
    • Making A Complaint
    • Right to Be Represented or Participate in Inspections
    • Procedures for Nominating a Representative
    • Responsibilities of the Miners' Representative
    • Participating in Inspections
    • Right to Pay During a Withdrawal Order
    • Right to Be Informed of and Participate in Enforcement Proceedings
    • Right to Receive Health and Safety Training
    • 30 CFR 48 Training Rights
    • Right to Health Protection
    • Rights Relating to New and Revised Standards or Regulations
    • Petitioning for Modifications to Safety Standards or Regulations
    • Right to Information
    • Responsibilities of Miners and Supervisors-Overview
    • Miner Responsibilities
    • Supervisor Responsibilities
    • Line of Authority
  • Introduction to the Work Environment
    • Types of Surface Mines
    • Strip Mining
    • Open Pit Mining/li>
    • Mountaintop Removal Mining
    • Surface Mining Development
    • Common Surface Mining Tasks
    • Leveling
    • Drilling
    • Blasting
    • Removing Overburden
    • Dumping
    • Backfilling
    • Extracting
    • Transporting
    • Reclaiming
    • Mine-specific Work Environment
  • Transportation and Communication
    • Transportation Hazards
    • Blind Spots
    • Blind Spot Accident Prevention
    • Seatbelts
    • Transportation of People
    • Traffic Signs and Warning Signals
    • Mine Communication
    • Entering and Leaving the Mine
  • Health and Safety
  • Structural Hazards
    • High Walls
    • Walls and Benches
    • Falls, Slips, and Trips
  • Equipment Hazards
    • Belt Conveyors
    • Welding and Cutting Equipment
    • Surface Powered Haulage Equipment
    • Hand Tools-Slate Bars
    • Hand Tools-Hammers
    • Pinch Points
    • Machinery Maintenance
    • Equipment Inspections
    • Equipment Repair Guidelines
  • Fire and Explosion Hazards
    • Fire Control and Prevention
    • Explosives
    • Storage of Explosive Material
  • Electrical Hazards
    • Electric Shock
    • Arc Flash
    • Burns
    • Batteries
    • Power Lines
    • Additional Electrical Hazards
    • Electrical Hazard Analysis
    • Electrical Safety
    • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)
    • Electrical Requirements at Surface Mines
  • Atmospheric Hazards
    • Oxygen-deficient Atmosphere
    • Flammable Atmosphere
    • Toxic Atmosphere
    • Dust
    • Dust Control
    • Gases
    • Gas Sampling
    • Diesel Exhaust
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Health Effects of Atmospheric Hazards
    • Black Lung
    • Respiratory Protection Program
    • Respiratory Protection Equipment
    • Respirator Components
    • Types of Respirators
  • Physical Hazards
    • Heat Stress
    • Noise Exposure
    • Noise Intensity and Maximum Daily Exposure
    • Noise Exposure Levels
    • Noise Exposure Troubleshooting
    • Hearing Conservation Program
    • Types of Hearing Protection
    • Vibration
    • Ergonomics
    • Housekeeping and Sanitation
  • Hazard Recognition and Avoidance
    • Risk Assessment
    • SLAM-Risk Management for Miners
    • SMART-Risk Management for Operators
    • Controls
    • Engineering Controls
    • Administrative Controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment Controls
    • Types of Personal Protective Equipment
    • Surface Mine Inspections
    • Hazard Reporting
    • The Mine Act
    • Dirty Dozen
    • Hazard Communication Program
  • Emergency Procedures and First Aid
    • Emergency Response Plans
    • Rescue Operations
    • Self-Rescue Devices
    • Mine Map
    • First Aid
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our MSHA Part 48 Subpart B Surface Mining initial 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?

Many hazards are present at a surface mine site, and understanding those hazards is critical to your safety and the safety of your fellow miners. Accordingly, MSHA requires 24 hours of new miner training for new miners and eight hours of refresher training for experienced miners after each year of mining. When a miner completes new miner training, and before he or she is assigned to work duties, the miner must demonstrate through oral, written, or practical methods that he or she has successfully completed this training and understands the material covered. A newly employed miner with less than 12 months of mining experience, and who has received new miner training within 36 months prior to his or her employment at the mine, does not have to repeat this training. Before the miner starts work, however, the employer must provide the miner with experienced miner training and, if applicable, new task training. The operator must also provide the miner with annual refresher training and additional new task training when necessary throughout the miner's employment.

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 Subpart B Surface Mining 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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