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MSHA Underground Mining Hazards Overview

SLAM Risks the SMART Way

Online Training Certification Course

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Underground mine sites are filled with hazards, including fire, flood, structural collapse, toxic atmospheres, and dust or gas explosions. The mine's blast area introduces additional underground mining hazards, such as flyrocks, explosive fumes, and accidental premature blast. Even dust and noise, if not controlled, endanger miner safety.

Mine operators must provide safety training for Part 48 mining hazards. This online training course covers hazard recognition and avoidance and emergency and evacuation procedures. It is designed to help miners and other individuals who work on MSHA Part 48 mine sites understand and apply the health standards and safety rules necessary for safe working procedures.

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What are the governing regulations?
Underground mining operations are regulated under 30 CFR Part 48. Hazard training requirements are found within Parts 48.11 and 48.31.

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.

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?
This underground mining hazard online training course is intended for operators, supervisors, safety personnel, and all other individuals who work at underground mines. Every person at a mine site has the responsibility to ensure that underground safety training and health standards are being observed at all times.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study: In 2012, a general inside laborer with 38 years of mining experience was removing a section of load-bearing primary roof support from an old area of the mine. The victim did not install additional roof supports prior to removing the old supports. The victim was killed by a section of mine roof that fell as he was removing a roof bolt.

Key Takeaways: To avoid accidents like this, always observe the roof and ribs for hazardous conditions before beginning work and take all necessary precautions, such as installing additional supports. Extra precautions should be taken when working in older areas of mines. Never remove roof supports except under the direction of a manager or foreman.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to the MSHA Underground Mining Hazards Overview Training Course
    • Accident Statistics
    • Applicability
    • Key Terms and Definitions
    • Hazard Training
    • Training Records
  • Overview of the Information Ahead
  • Equipment Hazards
    • Powered Haulage Equipment
    • Blind Spots
    • Pinch Points
    • Belt Conveyors
    • Welding and Cutting Hazards
    • Hand Tools
  • Electrical Hazards
    • Electrical Safety
    • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO)
  • Fire Hazards
    • Fire Control and Prevention
    • Rock Dusting
  • Chemical Hazards
    • Explosives
    • Storage of Explosive Material
    • Other Resources
    • Hazardous Communications
  • Respiratory Hazards
    • Oxygen-deficient Atmosphere
    • Flammable Atmosphere
    • Toxic Atmosphere
    • Gases
    • Gas Sampling
    • Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM)
    • DPM Control
    • Dust
    • Health Effects of Dust
    • Dust Control
    • Ventilation
    • Respiratory Protection
  • Structural Hazards
    • Roof and Rib Support
    • Roof and Ground Hazards Control
  • Other Physical Hazards
    • Falls, Slips, and Trips
    • Ergonomics
    • Heat Stress
    • Noise Exposure
    • Noise Intensity and Maximum Daily Exposure
    • Noise Exposure Levels
    • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Risk Assessment
    • SLAM—Risk Management for Miners
    • SLAM—Risk Management for Operators
    • Controls
    • Engineering Controls
    • Administrative Controls
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Controls
  • Hazard Reporting
    • Hazard and Accident Reporting Procedures
    • Immediately Reportable Accidents and Injuries
    • The Dirty Dozen
    • Mining Inspections
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Underground Mining Hazards Overview 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?

MSHA requires all new miners to complete 24 hours of training, and every miner must complete 8 hours of refresher training each year. This online certification course for Part 48 mining hazards may be used as part of an annual recertification program.

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 Underground Mining Hazards Overview 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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