MSHA Working at Night
This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working at night.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4
This module briefly covers basic health and safety aspects of working at night. When you complete this module, you’ll have an understanding of:
Methods for improving visibility during night operations
MSHA Physical Hazards
This module reviews common physical hazards at surface mines including electricity, noise, and explosives.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.2
At the completion of this module, you’ll have an understanding of physical hazards associated with:
Working around high voltage power lines
Exposure to excessive noise
Use of explosives at a mine
MSHA Environmental Hazards
This module provides an overview of environmental hazards common to surface mines.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.2
When you’re finished with this module, you’ll be able to identify and avoid hazards associated with:
Dangerous weather conditions
Airborne particulates and fumes
Unsafe ground conditions
Bodies of water near industrial processes
MSHA Typical Surface Mining Equipment
Although the specific design and size of equipment may vary greatly at different mines, the basic type and function of both mobile and stationary equipment remain the same. Therefore, this module offers an introduction to equipment common to most surface mining operations.
When you’re finished with this module, you’ll have an understanding of:
Mobile and stationary mining equipment
Types of excavators
Types of conveyors
MSHA General Physical Characteristics of Surface Mines
This module illustrates the physical characteristics common to most surface mines.
By the end of this module, you’ll be able to:
Identify the main physical features of surface mines
Define the angle of repose and discuss why it is critical to mine safety
Discuss the use of berms at surface mines
MSHA Surface Mine Development, Operations, and Reclamation
This module offers an overview of the types of mining, the lifecycle of a mine, and general mining operations.
When you’ve completed this module, you’ll have an understanding of:
The various types of surface and underground mines
How mines are developed and ultimately reclaimed
The basic extraction and processing operations at a surface mine
MSHA Surface Miner Training: (8 Hrs) MSHA Library
Welcome to the Surface Miner Training curriculum.
Our Surface Miner Training provides over 8 hours of MSHA Part 46 compliancy training. This package includes:
- Over 8 hours of training
- 27 training modules based on MSHA’s Part 46 requirements
- A quick and easy way to deliver required training
- Access to electronic printable tests and answer guides
- Award winning training (1st Place at MSHA’s 2008 TRAM Conference)
This curriculum is designed in compliance with federal requirements to offer miners of all experience levels a useful, comprehensive, and effective training tool. In accordance with federal regulations, this interactive material must be administered in conjunction with supervised, on-site training as part of an approved training plan.
The information provided in this course is based on extensive industry research, insights from experienced miners, and MSHA best practices.
Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with a valuable learning experience that inspires good judgment and safe work habits for many years of safe mining.
This training program is organized as a hierarchy of grouped information based on the Part 46 requirements. Using this slide as an example, the structure is arranged as follows:
Actual training content resides within modules as a series of chapters containing related material ultimately presented in an interactive slide format.
The training content in each module begins with a set of learning objectives and concludes with an interactive and scored knowledge assessment. Other non-scored assessments may be distributed throughout longer modules.
The Surface Miner Training curriculum parallels the required and suggested topics outlined in the Part 46 federal regulations addressing miner training. These key topics are grouped into the following nine activities that make up the Surface Miner Training curriculum:
Introduction to the Mining Environment
Hazard Recognition and Avoidance
Health and Safety Aspects of Tasks and Operations
Hazard Reporting Rules and Procedures
Statutory Rights of Miners
Line of Authority
The Introduction to the Mining Environment activity offers an introduction to mining and covers the following information:
Definition of mining
Surface mining development, operations, and reclamation
Physical characteristics of a surface mine
Typical surface mining equipment
The Hazard Recognition and Avoidance activity provides an overview of hazards common to surface mining operations as well as general steps one can take to avoid them. Here, hazards are defined as situations which result in property damage, illness, serious injury, or death.
Categories of hazards discussed here include the following:
The Emergency Procedures activity explains procedures to follow in a mine site during an emergency situation. It will focus on the following topics:
Types of emergencies
Fire and firefighting procedures
Warning signals, evacuation, and reporting
The Health and Safety Aspects of Tasks and Operations activity highlights health and safety standards and best practices for tasks and operations common to surface mines.
Tasks and operational elements covered here include:
Working around equipment
Maintaining and repairing equipment
Working in a confined space
Working on or near water
Working at night
Working with chemicals
Working with electricity
Working with explosives