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Live Online MSHA Part 48 Comprehensive Annual Refresher
Our comprehensive annual refresher course is presented as a "live online" training course. You will
participate in live online discussion and interact with the instructor in
real time in an online classroom.
This course is designed to assist you in meeting Mining Safety and Health
Administration (MSHA) requirements for Part 48 above-ground mines and
above-ground operations at underground mines. It also works for Part 46 mines (surface
stone, surface clay, sand and gravel, surface limestone, colloidal
phosphate, and shell dredging mines and other surface operations that
produce marble, granite, sandstone, slate, shale, traprock, kaolin, cement,
feldspar, and lime.)
Whether you are a miner or an independent contractor, there may be additional training
that addresses issues of your specific operation. This course offers
specialized instruction that will help you do that as well as provide training
for the more generic MSHA recommended topics. In addition, it will help you
accomplish your ultimate goal beyond MSHA compliance: to keep you safe in
mine work areas.
How It Works
On the day of the training, you login to the website and launch the online classroom. You'll be in the classroom with a MSHA Certified Trainer (Randy Newcomer) along with the other students training that day. Randy will lead the training using slideshows, a couple of short videos, exercises, and his wry sense of humor. If you have a microphone and earphones, you can join in the discussion, or you can participate using the built-in chat capability. At the end of the training, Randy will provide you a worksheet to complete and return. You'll then get your signed MSHA 5000-23 form and you're good to go!
In order to participate in the online classroom, you'll need a computer connected to a high speed internet connection, and the ability to run Elluminate's virtual classroom Java applet (PC or Mac). Instructions for accessing the classroom will be emailed to you after you enroll.
Current Course Schedule
July 25, 2017 at 8:00 AM
August 29, 2017 at 8:00 AM
September 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM
October 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM
November 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM
December 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM
*All times are Eastern Time (Yes, you west coast folks have to get up early. Sorry.)
Live Online Benefits
Different locations, same company? Get the same classroom experience without the travel.
Videos · Slideshows · Breakout Sessions · Interact with Instructor
Always Current! You always get the latest, updated version of the training.
On-Demand MSHA Training Opportunities
While our MSHA Comprehensive Annual Refresher course is offered in a scheduled online classroom environment, we also offer immediate, on-demand MSHA training courses. If you need training *now*, please consider:
"I think that the format and content of the class fit well as a refresher. Focus on real examples kept the interest level high. Our group felt that your class was the best we have found.."
- Bill (Engineering)
"This was the most interesting refresher course I have attended (... 45 years)."
- James (Industrial)
What You Get:
Online Training Course: Live Online MSHA Part 48 Comprehensive Annual Refresher
Who Should Take This Course
Mines must offer this safety and awareness training to persons performing all types of mining activities in MSHA Part 48 and MSHA Part 46 operations and to contractors who have frequent or extended exposures during maintenance activities. Examples of personnel who need this training are listed below.
mining personnel: drillers, blasters, equipment operators, truck drivers, welders, crane operators, electricians, and other maintenance and construction workers
other facility personnel as required by the mines
The goal of this course is to provide the information necessary for you to learn the requirements of a safe workplace while meeting the requirements of the annual MSHA Part 48 (or Part 46) refresher. Information is presented to help you recognize and avoid hazards you may be exposed to on a regular basis and those which occur unexpectedly. An overall understanding of all mining hazards is also presented.
Note: Although this course covers much of the information required by the regulations, many employers may find it to necessary to augment this online training with additional site-specific information and hands on training (such as reviewing site-specific health and safety risks and/or providing respirator fit testing).
Mandatory Health and Safety Standards
Transportation Controls and Communication Systems
Escape and Emergency Evacuation Plans; Firewarning and Firefighting
Roof or Ground Control
Self-Rescue and Respiratory Devices
Prevention of Accidents
Randy Newcomer, CMSP, COHC
Randy is Director of Training and Services for Complete Safety Solutions out of Pennsylvania. He is an MSHA Certified Trainer and has designed award winning training programs. Randy is a Certified Mine Safety Professional and member of the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals. He is active with the Holmes Safety Association and past president of the Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Holmes Council. He is also a certified instructor for first aid, CPR, and AED, a member of the National Safety Council, and a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist. He has worked as Director of Compliance at Rohrer's Quarry and involved in the mining industry for over twenty-four years.
Randy has made many presentations including several at MSHA's Metal/Nonmetal Northeastern District programs, the National Mine Safety Academy, National Holmes Association Meeting, and the Pennsylvania Aggregate and Concrete Association. He has designed many kinds of training and educational programs including a first place winner in MSHA's Annual Training Materials Competition.
8 Contact Hours This represents the estimated time to complete
the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary
from user to user.
Annual refresher training of miners; minimum courses of instruction; hours of instruction.
(a) Each miner shall receive a mimimum of 8 hours of annual refresher training as prescribed in this section.
(b) 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) Escape and emergency evacuation plans; firewarning and firefighting. The course shall include a review of the mine escape system; escape and emergency evacuation plans in effect at the mine; and instruction in the firewarning signals and firefighting procedures.
(4) Ground control; working in areas of highwalls, water hazards, pits, and spoil banks; illumination and night work. The course shall include, where applicable, a review and instruction on the highwall and ground control plans in effect at the mine; procedures for working safely in areas of highwalls, water hazards, pits, and spoil banks; the illumination of work areas; and safe work procedures during hours of darkness.
(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) Health. The course shall include instruction on the purpose of taking dust measurements, where applicable, and 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.
(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) Self-rescue and respiratory devices. The course shall include instruction and demonstration in the use, care, and maintenance of self-rescue and respiratory devices, where applicable.
(11) Such other courses as may be required by the District Manager based on circumstances and conditions at the mine.
(c) 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.
(d) All coal supervisors who are subject to § 77.107-1 of this chapter must receive annual refresher training required by this section within 12 months of October, 1998.
(d) All persons employed as shaft or slope construction workers on June 28, 2006 must receive annual refresher training within 12 months of June 2006.
(e) 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.
Refresher Training Required: Every 1 year(s).
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The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case
basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the
course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.