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MSHA Underground Powered Haulage Safety

Online Training Certification

This course covers underground powered haulage used in metal and non-metal mines, coal mines, and surface areas of metal, non-metal, and coal mines. It will outline the best practices for ensuring that underground miners adhere to the powered haulage rules and regulations set forth by MSHA. It also identifies specific hazards of underground powered haulage and how best to manage these hazards and present guidelines for miners working with or around powered haulage at underground mines.

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$32.95 per student

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$30.95 per student

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$29.95 per student

 
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Governing regulations.
The material covered in this training is derived from Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations Parts 57 and 75.

Every person at a mine site has a responsibility to ensure that health and safety standards are observed at all times. The employer is responsible for providing information, instruction, and supervision to all workers. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all workers are properly trained and are compliant with MSHA and OSHA regulations. And workers are responsible for observing all MSHA and OSHA standards and practicing safe work habits.

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 48 Underground Mining Training Plan course, the only one like it in the mining industry.

Who must take this course?
This MSHA Underground Powered Haulage Safety course is geared toward operators, supervisors, safety personnel, and all other individuals who work at underground mines.

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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 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 Powered Haulage Safety proof of training.

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 Continuing education credits?

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

Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Underground Powered Haulage Safety online training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More Course synopsis.

This course is designed to present guidelines for miners working with or around powered haulage at underground mines and will outline the best practices for ensuring that underground miners adhere to the powered haulage rules and regulations set forth by MSHA. This course also identifies specific hazards of underground powered haulage and how best to manage these hazards.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to the MSHA Underground Powered Haulage Safety Training Course
    • Applicability
    • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Types of Underground Powered Haulage
    • Shaft Conveyances
    • Hoist Operator Requirements
    • Trolleys
    • Air Courses and Trolley Haulageways
    • Mine Tracks
    • Track Haulage Safety
    • Shuttle Cars and Scoop Operators
    • Belt Conveyors
    • Lift Trucks
    • Additional Rules and Regulations for Underground Haulageways
  • Underground Powered Haulage Best Practices
    • Travelway Inspection and Maintenance
    • Traffic Safety
    • Mechanical Guarding
    • Illumination Requirements
    • Equipment Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair Overview
    • Brake Safety
    • Brake Testing and Maintenance
    • Operator's Station Safety
    • Tire Repair
    • General Maintenance and Repairs
    • Hoisting Safety
  • Diesel-Powered and Electrically-Powered Machines Overview
    • Electrically-Powered Machines
    • Diesel-Powered Machines
    • Engine and Emission Requirements
  • Fire, Explosive, and Personal Safety
    • Fire Safety
    • Explosive Safety
    • Personal Safety
    • Continuous Mining Machines
  • Additional Underground Powered Haulage Regulations
    • Fuel Protocol
    • Diesel Fuel Stored Underground
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to MSHA 30 CFR § 48.8:

Annual refresher training.
  1. Each miner shall receive a minimum of 8 hours of annual refresher training as prescribed in this section.
  2. The annual refresher training program for all miners shall include the following courses of instruction:
    1. Mandatory health and safety standards. The course shall include mandatory health and safety standard requirements which are related to the miner's tasks.
    2. Transportation controls and communication systems. The course shall include instruction on the procedures for riding on and in mine conveyances; the controls in effect for the transportation of miners and materials; and the use of the mine communication systems, warning signals, and directional signs.
    3. Barricading. The course shall include a review of the methods of barricading and locations of barricading materials, where applicable.
    4. Roof or ground control, ventilation, emergency evacuation and firefighting plans. The course shall include a review of roof or ground control plans in effect at the mine and the procedures for maintaining and controlling ventilation. In addition, for underground coal mines, except for miners who receive this training under 30 CFR 75.1504, the course shall include a review of the emergency evacuation and firefighting program of instruction in effect at the mine.
    5. First aid. The course shall include a review of first aid methods acceptable to MSHA.
    6. Electrical hazards. The course shall include recognition and avoidance of electrical hazards.
    7. Prevention of accidents. The course shall include a review of accidents and causes of accidents, and instruction in accident prevention in the work environment.
    8. Self-rescue and respiratory devices. The course shall include instruction and demonstration in the use, care, and maintenance of self-rescue and respiratory devices used at the mine. In addition, except for miners who receive this training under 30 CFR 75.1504, the training for self-contained self-rescue (SCSR) devices shall include:
      1. Hands-on training in the complete donning of all types of self- contained self-rescue devices used at the mine, which includes assuming a donning position, opening the device, activating the device, inserting the mouthpiece, and putting on the nose clip; and
      2. Hands-on training in transferring between all applicable self- rescue devices.
    9. Explosives. The course shall include a review and instruction on the hazards related to explosives. The only exception to this course component is when there are no explosives used or stored on the mine property.
    10. Mine gases. The course shall include instruction in the detection and avoidance of hazards associated with mine gases.
    11. Health. The course shall include instruction on the purpose of taking dust, noise, and other health measurements and any health control plan in effect at the mine shall be explained. The health provisions of the Act and warning labels shall also be explained.
    12. Such other courses as may be required by the District Manager based on circumstances and conditions at the mine.
  3. Refresher training may include other health and safety subjects that are relevant to mining operations at the mine. Recommended subjects include, but are not limited to, 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.
  4. Where annual refresher training is conducted periodically, such sessions shall not be less than 30 minutes of actual instruction time and the miners shall be notified that the session is part of annual refresher training.
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