Surface Mining Online Training Certification Course
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.