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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.

This course is designed to help the experienced miner achieve a greater awareness of the health and safety hazards inherent in surface mining at underground mine sites. The course aims to provide experienced miners with a greater understanding of surface mine health and safety hazards, the regulations that accompany work at a mine, and the rights of miners.

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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. MSHA also requires annual refresher training for experienced miners in accordance with Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Section 48.28. This training must cover 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 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?

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 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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