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MSHA Surface Mining Personal Protective Equipment

Online Training Certification Course

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Surface mines present various hazards, risks, and unexpected dangers to workers. Without proper safety training, these hazards can lead to accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. Mining personnel use surface mining personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize exposure to hazards. This online training course highlights various types of mining protective clothing, mining safety equipment, and the type of surface mining personal protective equipment training necessary for proper use and care of PPE.

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The Part 46 PPE training course is required training for anyone needing surface mining personal protective equipment. This online certification course is designed for operators, supervisors, safety personnel, and all other individuals who work at surface mines.

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Case Study: In 2008, a cement handler at a surface cement plant and quarry was fatally injured when he fell through an open hatch on a barge. He was attempting to cover a dust collection hatch with a tarp when he fell 20 feet onto the barge floor below. He was not wearing any fall protection equipment while working near the open hatch. A policy to require fall protection when working near open hatches could have prevented this fatality.

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Governing Regulations

The MSHA PPE standard is detailed in 30 CFR Parts 56 and 57. Part 46 personal protective equipment topics are specific to surface mining PPE.


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 Personal Protective Equipment Training Course
  • Examples of PPE
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Accident Statistics
  • OSHA Regulations
  • MSHA Regulations
    Overview of PPE Responsibilities
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Worker Responsibilities
    PPE Programs
  • Hazard Assessment
  • PPE Selection
  • PPE Training
  • Maintenance and Storage of PPE
    PPE for the Eyes, Face, and Head
  • Eyewear and Face Shields
  • Corrective Lenses
  • Welding Eye and Face Protection
  • Eye and Face Protection Training
  • Head Protection
  • Hard Hats
  • Hard Hat Care and Maintenance
  • Head Protection Training
    PPE for the Body, Hands, and Feet
  • Protective Clothing and General Body Protection
  • Protective Clothing
  • Hand and Arm Protection
  • Types of Protective Gloves
  • Mesh, Leather, or Canvas Gloves
  • Fabric and Coated Fabric Gloves
  • Chemical and Liquid Resistant Gloves
  • Care and Maintenance of Gloves
  • Foot and Leg Protection
  • Types of Foot and Leg Protection
  • Protective Footwear Care and Fitting
    Hearing Protection
  • Noise Intensity and Maximum Daily Exposure
  • Noise Exposure Levels
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Types of Hearing Protection
  • Fit and Care of Hearing Protectors
    Respiratory Protection
  • Oxygen-deficient Atmosphere
  • Flammable Atmosphere
  • Toxic Atmosphere
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Respirator Components
  • Types of Respirators
  • Assigned Protection Factors
  • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Fitting
  • Inspections
    Fall Protection
  • Fall Protection Program
  • Types of Fall Protection Systems
  • Anchorage
  • Body Wear
  • Connecting Device
  • Inspections
    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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