Will this product satisfy all of MSHA's New Miner Training Requirements?

This product is intended to be utilized for at least the first 4 hours of the 24 hours of training required by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) regulations.  However, MSHA requires training that is specific to each mine site that this program cannot address.  In addition to this training, operators must train employees on all required topics required by 30 C.F.R. §46.5(b) and 30 C.F.R. §46.5(c).

Each person at a mine site is responsible for ensuring that health and safety standards are observed at all times. The employer is accountable for providing information, instruction, and supervision to all workers. A competent person(s) is obligated to ensure all workers are properly trained and are compliant with regulations. Mine employees are responsible for observing all standards and practicing safe work habits.

Your company must have a training plan that lists this training, is administered by a competent person, and complies with 30 C.F.R. §46.3. In addition, you must complete a training certificate or an MSHA form 5000-23 which meets the requirements of 30 C.F.R. §46.9.

How long will this training take?

The New Miner Training will take four hours at minimum, although the length of time it takes each participant to complete the training will vary.

What topics are covered in this training?

MSHA CFR §46.5 Required Training Corresponding Training Module
Introduction to the work environment Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Mining Environments

Recognition and avoidance of electrical and other hazards Module 3: Hazards
Emergency medical procedures; escape and emergency evacuation; fire warning signals and firefighting procedures Module 4: Evacuation Procedures

Module 4: Firefighting Procedures

Health and safety aspects of the tasks to be assigned Module 5: Task Training

Module 6: HazCom & GHS

Statutory rights of miners and their representatives Module 7: Statutory Rights
Authority and responsibilities of supervisors and miners’ representatives Module 8: Line of Authority


Rules & procedures for hazard reporting Module 9: Rules & Procedures
Respiratory devices Module 10: Respiratory Devices
First Aid Module 11: First Aid

How many miners can train at one time with this product?

This training can be administered to one individual up to an entire classroom of 100. Training log(s) will be issued for each participant(s).

*To purchase more than 100 licenses, please call 303-290-0498.

Are trainees quizzed?

Yes. There is a quiz at the end of each module. Individuals must receive 80% or above to move onto the next topic.

How do I hold a group training session?

  1. After purchasing a group license, login with your email address at www.minesafetyinstitute.org/log-in.
  2. Once logged in click on “Group Leader” in the top navigation menu.
  3. Enroll new users by entering the first name, last name and email address of the attendees or import a CSV file (see the format in the sample csv file).
  4. Once you have entered all the users, click “Add All Users” to add these users to training session.
  5. Click on the “Enroll” button to start the training session. Note – this will reset any pending trainings. So, be sure to mark pending users as complete BEFORE using this button. Also, do not click this button midway through a class/course. If you plan to train attendees separately please have them login using their individual email addresses.
  6. Click the “Start Training” button to go to the Course Dashboard and start the course.
  7. Once the course is complete, visit the “Group Leader” page again and click the “Mark Course Complete” link next to each of the attendees’ names.
  8. Click the “Training log” link next to each attendees name to print their Training log.

Will I receive a completion log?

Yes. Once you complete the training you will receive a printable Training Log which tracks the total time spent in the program and the time spent on each module.

Are the videos in the training from real mine sites?

Yes. The footage in the training is from aggregate pits and quarries.

Does this product need to be included in my training plan?


Can I use this product for other types of MSHA training such as annual refresher, task training, etc.?

Absolutely, as long as the training includes the site-specific information on each topic covered, any additional MSHA requirements, and the mining operation is regulated under Part 46.

Will this product fulfill Part 48 requirements?

No. Visit MSHA’s website for details on Part 48 training.

What are the system requirements to operate the training?

  • Internet Speed: At least 5-8 Mbps upload and download speed to the device streaming the content. You can do an internet speed test from the device to see if you have enough Mbps going to the device streaming the training and ascertain if you need to limit the bandwidth being used by other devices on your connection while streaming.
  • Devices at least 1024 px wide
  • Browser recommendations: Usage of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari recommended. Internet Explorer is not supported at this time.