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MSHA Surface Mining Personal Protective Equipment

STOP Personal Protective Equipment Required Beyond This Point

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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$39.95 per student   (1-3)

$35.95 per student   (4-7)

$32.95 per student   (8-12)

$30.95 per student   (13-20)

$29.95 per student   (21+)

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Who Is Taking This Course?

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What are the 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.

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 46 Surface Mining Training Plan course, the only one like it in the mining industry.

Who must take this training?
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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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

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.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to the MSHA Surface Mining Personal Protective Equipment Training Course
    • Examples of PPE
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • Accident Statistics
    • Regulatory Agencies
    • 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
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Surface Mining Personal Protective Equipment online 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?

According to MSHA 30 CFR § 46.8:

Annual refresher training.
  1. You must provide each miner with no less than 8 hours of annual refresher training:
    1. No later than 12 months after the miner begins work at the mine, or no later than March 30, 2001, whichever is later; and
    2. Thereafter, no later than 12 months after the previous annual refresher training was completed.
  2. The refresher training must include instruction on changes at the mine that could adversely affect the miner's health or safety.
  3. 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).
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 Surface Mining Personal Protective Equipment 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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