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Accidents involving a mining haulage system are a leading cause of mine worker fatalities. Underground powered haulage presents the potentially deadly combination of heavy machinery and confined spaces. Mining haulage safety training addresses the hazards working with or around powered haulage.
This online training course covers mining vehicle safety for underground mines. It outlines the best practices for ensuring that miners adhere to MSHA Part 48 haulage rules and regulations.
What are the governing regulations? MSHA is responsible for ensuring that miners are aware of the protocol and procedures concerning the operation of underground mine haulage. The MSHA Part 48 regulations cover all underground mines, including surface areas of underground mines. The material covered in this safety training is derived from 30 CFR Part 57 and 30 CFR Part 75.
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.
Who must take this training? This underground mine haulage training is geared toward operators, supervisors, safety personnel, and all other individuals who work with or around powered haulage at underground mines.
Case Study: On February 19, 2013, a 44-year-old shuttle car operator with four years of experience was killed when he was pinned underneath the battery end of a section scoop. The victim was shoveling along the ribs of the crosscut when a battery-powered scoop backed into the crosscut, striking and fatally injuring him.
Key Takeaways: Effective communication is essential when moving or working around powered haulage underground. Never assume that the equipment operator can see you.