Live, Online MSHA Training (Part 48) with Signed MSHA 5000 23 Certificate

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 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.

Current Course Schedule

  • July 30, 2024 at 8:00 AM
  • September 24, 2024 at 8:00 AM
*All times are Eastern Time (Yes, you west coast folks have to get up early. Sorry.)
Course Fee
$245.00 USD


  • Live Online Webinar
  • Form 5000-23 (Signed by Instructor)
  • Accepted by: MSHA

For help call Toll-Free 866-523-9108

Group Discount Information

I enjoyed being able to set my schedule to take the course.
—Patricia R.
Live Online Benefits
  • 5000-23 Form signed by our MSHA approved instructor.
  • 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 (but no signed documentation). If you need training *now*, please consider:


Topics include:
  • Mandatory Health and Safety Standards
  • Transportation Controls and Communication Systems
  • Escape and Emergency Evacuation Plans; Firewarning and Firefighting
  • Roof or Ground Control
  • First Aid
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Self-Rescue and Respiratory Devices
  • Prevention of Accidents
  • Explosives
  • Health

Who Should Attend

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
  • independent contractors
  • other facility personnel as required by the mines
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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).


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.

Contact Hours

8 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.

Training Requirement

Citation: 30 CFR Part 48.28

30 CFR § 48.28 (

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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Course FAQs

No, Good news. If your MSHA training has expired for any length of time you just need to get the 8 hour Refresher before you go back in the mine. You do not have to repeat the 24 hour new miner. In addition, your training is always good to the end of the month in which you had it the previous year. It does not expire on the one year anniversary date of your training.
Sorry,no. If you had Part 46 New Miner and Refreshers previously you would need a Part 46 Refresher. If you had 48 you need part 48. The only way to switch from one to the other is to do that New Miner. That said, our online live refresher class satisfies either part 46 or part 48B.

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.