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MSHA Surface Mining Emergency Procedures

Online Training Certification Course

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Significant hazards exist at surface mines. Mining safety and emergency procedures ensure that when an emergency occurs, everyone can get to safety quickly. This online training course presents an overview of mining safety procedures, including MSHA's requirements and protocol for emergency situations. It also details rescue operations, first aid, and safety training.

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This mining emergency response training course is designed for all individuals who work at surface mines. Part 46 emergency training applies to safety personnel, operators, supervisors, and managers, and all other general workers at surface mines.

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Case Study: A 28-year-old assistant plant manager with 11 years of mining experience was killed at a sand and gravel dredge operation on July 21, 2014. He was riding in an aluminum boat that became stuck on top of 480-volt energized power conductors in low water. The victim was electrocuted when he exited the boat and attempted to reposition the power conductors.

Key Takeaways: Always ensure conductors are properly insulated before working around them. De-energize power and ensure that the circuit is visibly open before working near energized conductors that may have damaged insulation.

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Governing Regulations

MSHA is responsible for enforcing mining health and safety legislation. Applicable regulations are found in 30 CFR Part 46. Surface mining emergency training is based on topics contained within Part 46 emergency procedures. MSHA works in tandem with OSHA to develop comprehensive surface mining emergency procedures.


IT IS YOUR COMPANYS RESPONSIBILITY to Record and certify that each miner has received training required under this part on MSHA Form 5000-23, or on a form that contains the information listed in paragraph (b) of 30 CFR § 46.9.

If you are a mine owner or supervisor and unsure how to write a training plan, we can help with our Part 46 Surface Mining Training Plan course, the only one like it in the mining training industry.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to the MSHA Surface Mining Emergency Procedures Overview Training Course
  • Accident Statistics
  • General Causes of Mining Accidents
  • Applicability
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Site-specific Hazard Awareness Training
  • Recordkeeping
    Emergency Procedures Overview
  • Reporting Accidents
  • Dirty Dozen
  • Crisis Situations
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Emergency Response Plan Checklist
    Types of Emergencies
  • Fires and Explosions
  • Personal Injury
  • Falls and Falling Material
  • Mechanical Failure
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Vehicular Emergencies
  • Acts of Nature
  • Mine Security
    Communicating Emergencies and Implementing Rescue Operations
  • Rescue Operations
  • Self-Rescue Devices
    First Aid
  • Training
  • Tools
  • First Aid Versus Medical Treatment
    Additional Resources

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.

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 than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Miners must receive a minimum of 8 hours of annual refresher training. It must address health and safety subjects that are relevant to mining operations, as well as instructions on changes at the mine that could impact the miner's health or safety. Online training makes it easy to track and monitor annual refresher training, ensuring miners are following MSHA Part 46 regulations.

The refresher training must include instruction on changes at the mine that could adversely affect the miner's health or safety.

Refresher training must also address other health and safety subjects that are relevant to mining operations at the mine. Recommended subjects include, but are not limited to: applicable health and safety requirements, including mandatory health and safety standards; information about the physical and health hazards of chemicals in the miner's work area, the protective measures a miner can take against these hazards, and the contents of the mine's HAZCOM program; transportation controls and communication systems; escape and emergency evacuation plans, firewarning and firefighting; ground conditions and control; traffic patterns and control; working in areas of highwalls; water hazards, pits, and spoil banks; illumination and night work; first aid; electrical hazards; prevention of accidents; health; explosives; and respiratory devices. Training is also recommended on the hazards associated with the equipment that has accounted for the most fatalities and serious injuries at the mines covered by this rule, including: mobile equipment (haulage and service trucks, front-end loaders and tractors); conveyor systems; cranes; crushers; excavators; and dredges. Other recommended subjects include: maintenance and repair (use of hand tools and welding equipment); material handling; fall prevention and protection; and working around moving objects (machine guarding).

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.



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