MSHA Part 46 New Miner 4-Hour Introduction
This 4-hour, online introduction is a "Jump Start" course designed to deliver the initial safety and emergency response topics required for you to begin work on a Part 46 mine. After completing the initial 4-hour training, MSHA regulations allow the trainee to begin work UNDER THE SUPERVISION of an experienced miner.
This course is designed to meet MSHA Part 46 requirements. Part 46 applies to shell dredging, sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, and surface limestone mines. If your work is in other MSHA regulated operations or you are an independent contractor that operates in other types of mining operations, you may be required to complete Part 48 training instead.
If you are an Independent Contractor there are sections within the Part 46 training that are a bit more difficult to apply, but this course offers special instruction that will not only help you complete the course, but accomplish the ultimate goal: keep you safe in mine work areas.
You should be aware of what regulations cover your activity at the mine. There may be additional training requirements or stipulations not covered here. You should also have a copy of your company's training plan or know the time constraints for each topic of study and be sure your study meets the minimum hours outlined in your particular plan. The course design here closely matches the template for Part 46 training provided by MSHA. When completed, your training will need to be certified by the person in your company responsible for mine safety and health training. This person is listed in your company's training plan.
The total time of study for New Miner is 24 hours, which must include first aid training (Review of First Aid Methods). The four hour portion covered here must be done before the miner begins work, but allows him or her to work on a mine site under the observation of an experienced miner before completing the remainder of the training. (Note that this is according to MSHA regulation 30 CFR § 46.5(a). It is not uncommon for a mine to require contract workers to come with all training complete.) The worker must then complete the first aid within 60 days. Within 90 days they must complete additional training to bring the total to 24 hours. This may be any training that promotes health and safety at the mine including on-the-job training. The training need not be completed at a mine site.
Part of the training presented here will familiarize you with Mine Safety and Health Administration regulations, inspections, and training requirements.
After taking the initial 4-hour training, the worker must then complete the following:
The first aid training and additional safety training are not included in this online course. These requirements are the responsibility of the miner and employer.
- First Aid including CPR within 60 days, and
- Additional safety training to bring the total hours completed to 24 hours within 90 days.
We emphasize the following critical points before you begin any MSHA training:
- Always check with the mine (and your employer, if different than the mine) to confirm the type of training they require and will accept. Please confirm the training you invest in is acceptable under your company's training plan. We may be able to refund your money. We cannot refund your time.
- Who Signs the Pink Sheet? Always Identify the “person responsible for training” who will sign your training documentation. Generally, the person signing the form is a trainer acting on behalf of the operator (for example, a qualified company safety official or trainer contracted by the mine). Eduwhere is not the signatory for your training documentation.
- Eduwhere does not sign the training documentation certificate (nor do we sign Form 5000-23).