MSHA Part 46 New Miner Training

LESSONS: 9+       |       AVERAGE DURATION TIME: 24 hours

MSHA Part 46 regulations require that New Miners complete a minimum of 24 hours of training within their first 90 days of employment, 4 hours of which must be completed prior to beginning work at the mine. Vivid Learning Systems' MSHA Part 46 New Miner Training offers over 4 hours of training that was created to meet the training subject requirements in 30 CFR 46.5, plus an additional 20 hours of task specific supplemental training. This is everything you need to get you on the job safely whether you are a surface miner or surface miner contractor.

Lesson 1: Line of Authority

This lesson is included in the New Miner Training program in the form of a worksheet to be completed by the competent person/instructor and reviewed by the new miner in order to become familiar with the specific line of authority at the mine site.

Lesson 2: Introduction

This lesson is presented in the form of a checklist to be completed by the competent person/instructor while presenting the new miner with an introduction to the mine site, its layout and its hazards.

Lesson 3: Emergency Procedures

Approximate time: 30-35 minutes

Injuries, fire, and equipment damage are typical emergencies that may occur at a mine. Other emergencies might include earthquakes, tornadoes, explosions, bomb threats, hazardous spills, and acts of violence. Knowing the actions to take could be the difference between life and death. This lesson describes emergency procedures mines have in place for handling emergencies. Students will learn who to contact, how warning signals notify employees of emergencies, how to evacuate, and where to report.

Requirement References

  • 30 CFR SUBCHAPTER H -- EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  • Part 46 - Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines. Sections 46.1 – 46.12

Goal

Each mine employee will identify the correct procedures in the event of serious injury, fire, or other emergency.

Objectives

  • Identify medical emergency procedures that may take place at a mine.
  • Identify the typical fire warning signals, fire fighting equipment, and how to use a fire extinguisher.
  • Recognize the emergency evacuation plans and reporting procedures at a typical mine site.
  • Identify how to respond to weather-related and natural disasters.
  • Identify how to respond to other types of emergencies such as explosions, bomb threats, hazardous spills, and acts of violence.

Lesson 4: Statutory Rights

Approximate time: 10-15 minutes

When congress enacted the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, certain statutory rights were given to miners and their representatives. This lesson provides an awareness of the rights that directly affect miners their representatives.

Requirement References

  • MSHA Part 46 Training Regulations
  • Title 30 CFR

Goal

The goal of this lesson is to provide miners with an awareness of their rights and the rights of their representatives under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

Objectives

  • Identify their rights and the rights of their representatives under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

Lesson 5: Hazard Recognition and Avoidance

Approximate time: 40-45 minutes

Miners work in an environment where there are both mechanical and physical hazards such as mobile equipment, heavy machinery, electricity, unsafe ground conditions, loud noise, and heavy dust. To work safely at a mine site, miners must learn to recognize these hazards and take appropriate steps to avoid the risks.

Requirement References

  • 30 CFR SUBCHAPTER H -- EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  • 30 CFR 46.1 Scope,  46.2 Definitions, 46.3 Training Plans, 46.4 Training Plan Implementation, 46.5 New Miner Training, 46.6 Newly Hired Experienced Miner Training, 46.7 New Task Training, 46.8 Annual Refresher Training, 46.9 Records of Training, 46.10 Compensation for Training, 46.11 Site-Specific Hazard Awareness Training, 46.12 Responsibility for Independent Contractor Training

Goal

Each mine employee will know how to identify some of the more common hazards found at mine sites and the protective measures used to minimize the risk.

Objectives

  • Identify the three primary methods of controlling hazards.
  • Identify the hazards and protective measures involving mobile equipment.
  • Identify the potential mechanical hazards at mine sites and how to minimize the risk.
  • Identify the hazards involving electricity and how to minimize the risk.
  • Identify hazards that may result in “struck by” incidents and how to minimize the risk.
  • Identify unsafe ground conditions and how to minimize the risk.
  • Identify slip, trip, and fall hazards and how to minimize the risk.
  • Identify several environmental hazards and how to minimize the risk.

Lesson 6: Reporting Hazards

Approximate time: 10-15 minutes

Miners work in an environment where there are many hazards such as mobile equipment, heavy machinery, electricity, unsafe ground conditions, loud noise, and heavy dust. To work safely at a mine site, miners must learn to recognize these hazards and take appropriate steps to avoid the risks and to promptly report hazards. In this lesson miners will learn the importance of promptly reporting hazards.

Requirement References

  • 30 CFR SUBCHAPTER H -- EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  • 30 CFR 46.1 Scope, 46.2 Definitions, 46.3 Training Plans, 46.4 Training Plan Implementation, 46.5 New Miner Training, 46.6 Newly Hired Experienced Miner Training, 46.7 New Task Training, 46.8 Annual Refresher Training, 46.9 Records of Training, 46.10 Compensation for Training, 46.11 Site-Specific Hazard Awareness Training, 46.12 Responsibility for Independent Contractor Training

Goal

Each mine employee will know how to properly report risks.

Objectives

  • Recognize the importance of promptly reporting hazards.
  • Identify the standard operating procedures to control contamination during cooling.
  • Identify the standard operating procedures to control contamination during service.

Lesson 7: Health and Safety Aspects of Assigned Tasks

This lesson uses a checklist as a guideline to ensure that the health and safety aspects of a new task are adequately addressed for the miner assigned to the task.

Lesson 8 - Respiratory Protection

Approximate time: 55-60 minutes

This lesson discusses why a miner may need to wear a respirator, how to select the right respirator and how to wear it properly.

Requirement References

  • 30 CFR SUBCHAPTER H -- EDUCATION AND TRAINING
  • Part 46 - Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand, Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, or Surface Limestone Mines. Sections 46.1 – 46.12
  • 30 CFR Subchapter K Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health
  • Part 56 Safety and Health Standards – Surface Metal and Nonmetal Mines
  • Subpart D – Air Quality and Physical Agents – Air Quality Section 56.5001, 56.5002, 56.5005 and 56.5006
  • American National Standards Practices for Respiratory Protection ANSI Z88.2-1969

Goal

The goal of this lesson is to discuss why a miner may need to wear a respirator, how to select the right respirator and how to wear it properly.

Objectives

  • Recognize the respiratory hazards associated with surface mining dust.
  • Recognize the basic respirator user qualifications and training requirements.
  • Identify how to select the right respirator for the task.
  • Recognize how to use and care for respirators.

Lesson 9: First Aid

Approximate time: 55-60 minutes

In this lesson each miner will learn how to initially respond to an accident or injury situation, become aware of first aid guidelines and "good practices."

Requirement References

  • 30 CFR Subchapter K Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and Health
  • Part 56 Safety and Health Standards – Surface Metal and Nonmetal Mines
  • Subpart N – Personal Protection
  • Section 56.15001
  • Subpart Q – Safety Programs
  • Section 56.18010, 56.18012, 56.18013, 56.18014
  • MSHA’s Program Policy Manual

Goal

Each employee will know how to initially respond to an accident or injury situation.

Objectives

  • Identify the correct actions to take during an initial response to an accident or first aid situation.
  • Identify situations involving bleeding.
  • Identify the symptoms of shock.
  • Identify situations involving burns.
  • Identify situations of electrical shock.
  • Identify the symptoms associated with a head injury.
  • Identify situations involving fractures.
  • Identify potential poisoning accidents.
  • Identify the signs and symptoms associated with environmental emergencies including snakebites and heat and cold stress.

Additional Lessons: Supplemental Task Training

Total time: 20+ hours

Courses will be assigned based on relevant job tasks in order to obtain your full MSHA certification. CLICK HERE TO VIEW A LIST OF COURSE OPTIONS.
 

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