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.
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 an internet connected device (computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone) and a high speed internet connection, with a browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge, (PC or MAC), no additional download necessary. Instructions for accessing the classroom will be emailed to you after you enroll.
For help call Toll-Free 866-523-9108
8 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.
Citation: 30 CFR Part 48.28
30 CFR § 48.28 (http://www.msha.gov/30cfr/48.28.htm)
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).
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.
“My knowledge on this subject has been advanced.”Leigh E. (Government)
“The content and information was easy to read and understand especially with the provided html links to the CFR and other information. ”Allen W. (Consulting)
“I enjoyed being able to set my schedule to take the course.”Patricia R. (Construction)
“That you could read the material at your own pace OR listen to the module, but that the choice is up to the individual.”Erika S. (Consulting)
“Though it's relatively short, it has all the links I need to more detailed information. If I need to do a deep dive into a particular area, I know where to find the info. Overall, it was a well put together course.”Mark B. (Consulting)