New Miner Training Program

Part 48 (b) Training Program Surface Metal / Non Metal

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Program Overview

Each new miner will receive no less than 24 hours of training as prescribed in this section prior to working in or on mine property. 

[§ 48.25(b)(1)]
The course shall include instruction in the statutory rights of miners and their representatives under the Act, including a discussion of section 2 of the Act; a review and description of the line of authority of supervisors and miners’ representatives and the responsibilities of such supervisors and miners’ representatives; and an introduction to the operator’s rules and the procedures for reporting hazards.

[§ 48.25(b)(2)]
The course shall include instruction and demonstration in the use, care, and maintenance of self-rescue and respiratory devices, where applicable.

[§ 48.25(b)(3)]

The course shall include instruction on the procedures in effect for riding on and in mine conveyances where applicable; the controls for the transportation of miners and materials; and the use of mine communication systems, warning signals, and directional signs.

[§ 48.25(b)(4)]

The course shall include a visit and tour of the mine, or portions of the mine which are representative of the entire mine. The method of mining or operation utilized shall be observed and explained.

[§ 48.25(b)(5)]
The course shall include a review of the mine escape system, and escape and emergency evacuation plans in effect at the mine; and instruction in the firewarning signals and firefighting procedures.

[§ 48.25(b)(6)]
The course shall include, where applicable, and introduction to 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 the hours of darkness.

[§ 48.25(b)(7)]
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.

[§ 48.25(b)(8)]
The course shall include the recognition and avoidance of hazards present in the mine.

[§ 48.25(b)(9)]
The course shall include recognition and avoidance of electrical hazards.

[§ 48.25(b)(10)]
The course shall include instruction in first aid methods acceptable to MSHA.

[§ 48.25(b)(11)] 

The course shall include a review and instruction on the hazards related to explosives. The only exception to this course component is when no explosives are used or stored on mine property.

[§ 48.25(b)(12)]
The course shall include instructions in the health and safety aspects of the tasks to be assigned, including the safe work procedures of such tasks, the mandatory health and safety standards pertinent to such tasks, 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.

[§ 48.25(b)(1)]
The course shall include instruction in the statutory rights of miners and their representatives under the Act, including a discussion of section 2 of the Act; a review and description of the line of authority of supervisors and miners’ representatives and the responsibilities of such supervisors and miners’ representatives; and an introduction to the operator’s rules and the procedures for reporting hazards.

Remarks
* Only applicable if used
Employees of the training provider or individual contractors trained may not be assigned to a specific mine. Various topics will be taught on a general basis in regards to communications, control plans, and site wide hazards. More specific training will be obtained from the operator prior to beginning work at the mine.

The training plan for this virtual classroom course is approved by MSHA. At completion, students will obtain the 5000-23 form to work on a mine site.