On Demand MSHA Part 46 New Miner Training



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The MSHA Part 46 New Miner Training on-demand program is a must-have for your organization. This important training tool includes all the information you need on meeting Mining Health and Safety Administration requirements, with additional information on diesel particulate matter, wellness, silica, and first aid.

The user-friendly online format allows you to work through the program, and you stop whenever you need to. You’ll find it easy to access again when you are ready to resume the training. The intuitive design will allow you to repeat and move through modules at your own pace.

Once you and/or your trainees have successfully completed all the sections in the New Miner Training course, each of you will receive a training log. The training log displays the time spent on each module and total time spent in the program. Finally, print a full-size training log with all details for your records.

The online edition of this program includes:

  1. Updated audio
  2. New, easier to use programming
  3. Intuitive design
  4. Module progress tracking
  5. Immediate accessibility
  6. The Training Log gives the total time spent in the program and the time spent on each module
  7. The exact wording of each MSHA Standard embedded on the right of the screen

System Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. Devices at least 1024 px wide
  3. Browser recommendations: Usage of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari recommended. Internet Explorer is not supported at this time.

Frequently Asked Question

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

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.

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.
  1. 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.
  2. Click the “Start Training” button to go to the Course Dashboard and start the course.
  3. 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.
  4. Click the “Training log” link next to each attendees name to print their Training log.

Can I use this training as a coal miner?

This training has been developed for above ground metal/non-metal surface miners. Consult your local MSHA office to learn about the Part 48 training requirements.

Additional questions?

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