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MSHA Underground Mining Emergency Procedures Overview

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Online Training Certification Course

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Underground mine sites are hazardous work environments. Hazards such as fires, explosions, gas leaks, and floods can progress into emergency situations at any time. Mining emergency response training gives you the knowledge to act quickly and appropriately in the event of an emergency.

This course details the types of emergencies that may occur at underground mine sites. Underground mining emergency procedures are critical for prompt and efficient management of emergency operations. This safety training course covers emergency management, emergency prevention, mining safety procedures, rescue operations, and first-aid training.

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Who Is Taking This Course?

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What are the governing regulations?
MSHA Part 48 regulates education and training standards for miners. Mine rescue training requirements are found in 30 CFR Part 49, and 30 CFR Part 57 details safety and health standards for underground mines.

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?
Every person has the responsibility to ensure that mining safety and emergency procedures are being observed at all times. This includes operators, supervisors, safety personnel, and all other individuals who work at underground mine sites.

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Case Study: On November 4, 2013, a 36-year-old longwall chief with 16 years of experience was killed while shoveling loose coal between the coal face and the pan line on a longwall section. He received crushing injuries when a solid piece of coal and cap rock fell from the coal face, striking and pinning him against the face side of the pan line. The coal and rock combination measured approximately 4 feet and 10 inches long, by 2 feet and 3 inches wide.

Key Takeaways: Always conduct a thorough examination of the roof, face, and ribs, including a visual examination and a sound and vibration test prior to miners being assigned to work or travel through a work area. Hazardous roof, face, or rib conditions must be corrected before any work or travel is permitted in the affected area.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to the MSHA Underground 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
    • Best Practices for Emergency Prevention
    • Pre-Shift Examination Checklist
    • Risk Assessment and Mitigation
    • Safety Programs
    • Mine Map Requirements
  • Types of Emergencies
    • Fires and Explosions
    • Fire Training and Response
    • Personal Injury
    • Falls and Falling Material
    • Mechanical Failure
    • Corrosive Chemical Contact/Spills
    • Electrical Hazards
    • Vehicular Emergencies
    • Acts of Nature
    • Mine Security
  • Communicating Emergencies and Implementing Rescue Operations
    • Emergency Hoists
    • Rescue Operations
    • Rescue Stations
    • Self-Rescue Devices
  • First Aid
    • Training
    • Tools
    • First Aid Versus Medical Treatment
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Underground Mining Emergency Procedures 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?

To ensure miners stay up to date with important health and safety standards, MSHA requires a minimum of eight hours of refresher training annually. This Part 48 emergency procedures course can be used toward completion of retraining requirements.

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 Emergency Procedures 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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