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MSHA Underground Mining Personal Protective Equipment

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Underground mining operations pose numerous hazards to worker safety and health. Without safety training and proper mining protective equipment, miners risk life-threatening accidents and injuries.

Mining personal protective equipment (PPE) includes clothing and equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards. Although PPE in mining is considered the last line of defense for workers, its use does not completely eliminate hazards. This online training course covers underground mining personal protective equipment, including how to select the appropriate PPE for specific circumstances.

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What are the governing regulations?
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) works to reduce and prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in mining operations. MSHA PPE standards are found in 30 CFR Parts 56 and 57. Training and retraining requirements, including for underground mining PPE, are found in MSHA Part 48.

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 Part 48 PPE training applies to operators, supervisors, safety personnel, and all other individuals who work at underground mines. Training is necessary to ensure the proper use and care of mining protective clothing and safety equipment.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

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

Case Study: In a safety video for Peabody Coal Company, a maintenance manager recounts an accident that nearly left him blind. The manager was on a longwall face as a face chain was being run though a pan line. He was approximately 85 feet away from the shear when the face chain broke and a resulting projectile broke through the right lense of his safety glasses, striking his eye and severely damaging his vision. The supervisor performed first aid, and the manager was transported to the hospital where he was treated for 5 days as surgeons attempted to save his eye. He was then confined to his home, and his mobility was limited for several weeks as his eye healed. He has since regained most of his vision.

Key Takeaways: To limit the possibility of lasting injuries, the manager recommends wearing safety glasses even when a safe distance from any hazards. At 85 feet away from the shear, he was not required to wear his glasses. Had he not chosen to wear them anyway, the surgeons say he would have lost his eye.

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Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to the MSHA Underground 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 Training
    • PPE Selection
    • Maintenance and Storage of PPE
  • PPE for the Eyes, Face, and Head
    • Eyewear and Face Shields
    • Corrective Lenses
    • Head Protection
    • Hard Hats
    • Hard Hat Care and Maintenance
  • PPE for the Body, Hands, and Feet
    • Protection from Chemical and Physical Hazards
    • Reflective 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
    • Fitting
    • Assigned Protection Factors
    • Respiratory Protection Program
    • Inspections
  • Fall Protection
    • Fall Protection Program
    • Types of Fall Protection Systems
    • Body Wear
  • Emergency Equipment
    • Self-Rescue
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our MSHA Underground Mining Personal Protective Equipment training 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?

Federal law requires all miners to complete annual safety training to prevent accidents and injuries. Mine operators must provide at least eight hours of refresher training annually. This mining PPE training course can 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 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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