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MSHA Part 48 Subpart B Surface Mining Refresher

Danger Mine Site No Trespassing

Surface Mining Online Training Certification Course

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

Due to the extreme conditions and safety risks inherent to mine sites, even experienced miners must complete annual safety training. Every miner is responsible for ensuring their safety and the safety of others at all times. This online training course is designed to help experienced miners complete refresher training relevant to MSHA Part 48 requirements. The topics covered in this MSHA Part 48 Subpart B refresher training are designed to help miners enhance their awareness of the health and safety hazards that accompany work at underground and surface mine sites.

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What are the governing regulations?
The requirements for training and retraining miners working at surface mines and surface areas of undergrounds are found in 30 CFR 48. The mine operator must provide task- and site-specific training in addition to the topics covered in this MSHA Part 48 Subpart B refresher online 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 MSHA Part 48 Subpart B annual refresher training is designed for experienced miners in accordance with 30 CFR 48.28. Refresher training must occur annually after completion of initial training. Topics must include health and safety factors, prevalent hazards, and emergency procedures.

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

Case Study: In 2012, the Unimin mining company reduced hand injuries by 53 percent by implementing new PPE policies.

A study determined that hands and fingers were the most injured body parts in the industrial minerals industry. Unimin changed its policy to require its employees to wear gloves at all times outside of any controlled environment. Employees were issued gloves based on the hazards associated with their individual tasks. After the three-month pilot program, hand injuries requiring first aid or medical treatment were reduced by 53 percent, and Unimin expanded the program to all of its facilities.

Key Takeaways: Although PPE does not completely eliminate hazards, it is nevertheless useful in preventing accidents that could lead to injury or death of miners.

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

Personally, I enjoyed this more than the classroom setting, it seems to get a little off topic in those settings and can fail to drive home a message. Even though i took notes the test made me go back and go through my notes to ensure i was reading them and answering them correctly. Thank you
Kyle P

It's pretty boring but I don't think there is much you can do about that. 10/10 would take again
Charles R

Very effective
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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to 30 CFR Part 48, Subpart B, Surface Mining Refresher Training
    • Key Definitions
    • Key Terms
    • Experienced Miner Training
    • Experience Miner Training Requirements
    • New Work Task Training Requirements
    • Annual Refresher Training Requirements
    • Recordkeeping and Training Compensation
    • Miners' Rights and Responsibilities - Overview
    • Miners' Rights
    • Responsibilities of Miners and Supervisors
  • Health and Safety
    • Structural Hazards
    • Equipment Hazards
    • Equipment Hazards - Belt Conveyors
    • Equipment Hazards - Welding and Cutting Equipment
    • Equipment Hazards - Surface Powered Haulage Equipment
    • Equipment Inspections
    • Fire and Explosion Hazards
    • Fire Control and Prevention
    • Electrical Hazards
    • Electrical Safety
    • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)
    • Atmospheric Hazards
    • Atmospheric Hazards - Oxygen-deficient Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Hazards - Flammable Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Hazards - Toxic Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Hazards - Dust
    • Dust Control
    • Atmospheric Hazards - Gases and Vapors
    • Respiratory Protection Program
    • Types of Respirators
    • Choosing a Respirator Type
    • Physical Hazards
    • Physical Hazards - Heat Stress
    • Physical Hazards - Noise Exposure
    • Noise Exposure Troubleshooting
    • Hearing Conservation Program (HCP)
    • Types of Hearing Protection
    • Physical Hazards - Vibration
    • Ergonomic Hazards
  • Transportation and Communication
    • Traffic Signs and Warning Signals
    • Transportation of People
    • Transportation of Explosive Materials
  • Hazard Reporting and Mitigation
    • Dirty Dozen
    • Hazard Communication Program
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • 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 Refresher 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?

Understanding mine site hazards is critical to miner safety. MSHA requires 24 hours of new miner training and eight hours of refresher training annually. When necessary, the mine operator must provide additional new task training 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 Refresher 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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