Who Should Take Eduwhere’s MSHA New Miner Training Online Class?
This course is designed to assist in New Miner training requirements for personnel who will be working at a surface mine. Specifically:
- New Miner; and
- Newly Hired Experienced Miner; but also
- Construction workers;
- Maintenance workers;
- Mine contractors; and
- Other workers beginning work at a mine.
Are You a New Miner Working at a Surface Mining Site?
If you are just beginning your surface mining career, the MHSA requires you to take 24 hours of Part 46 training to ensure that you have a comprehensive knowledge of mining health, safety, and security regulations and procedures. This applies to miners who work in surface mining for shell dredging, surface limestone, cement, sand, gravel, granite, colloidal phosphate, lime, sandstone, surface stone, surface clay, slate, traprock, kaolin, and feldspar.
This course comprises the first four hours of the required MSHA Part 46 training. This “jump start” course must be completed before you may begin any work on the mining site. It also counts toward your annual refresher training requirement (8 hours total).
Are You a New Supervisor at a Mining Site?
Even experienced mining supervisors must complete Part 46 training when beginning work at a new mining site. This applies to supervisors at surface mining operations such as granite, cement, surface clay, traprock, feldspar, lime, sandstone, sand, colloidal phosphate, surface limestone, slate, shale, surface stone, and gravel. It also applies to shell dredging operations.
Are You an Independent Contractor Working at a Mining Site for the First Time?
If you are an independent contractor beginning work at a new mining site that falls under MSHA Part 46 regulations, you may be required to complete training even if you are already an experienced miner. Consult MSHA Part 46 to determine if your work requires you to complete this training.
You will likely need to complete the training if you are actively involved in mining operations such as blasting, drilling, extracting, crushing, sizing, screening, developing, or hauling materials at a new mining site. Other parties who typically require the training are maintenance workers and construction workers who work with mining equipment or are otherwise exposed to mining hazards either on a routine basis or for long stretches of time.
Industries that Require MSHA New Miner Training Courses
MSHA Part 46 New Miner Training Online is designed for new miners, experienced miners beginning work on new sites, independent contractors who are exposed to mining hazards, and mining supervisors in all types of surface mining operations. Industries that fall under the purview of MSHA Part 46 include:
- Surface stone
- Shell dredging
- Surface clay
- Surface limestone
- Colloidal phosphate