MSHA Part 48B New Miner Training

This comprehensive 8-hour course, conducted on-site with experienced instructors, equips students to begin work at a Part 46 mine.
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MSHA Part 46 New Miner Training by CCS Safety Training

The CCS Safety Training’s Part 48B New Miner Training Course is designed to teach new miners about MSHA regulations and essential safety procedures that are crucial in preventing injuries and saving lives. This comprehensive 8-hour course, conducted on-site with experienced instructors, equips students to begin work at a Part 48B mine. Trainees will learn to recognize health and safety hazards at the mine site, minimize accidents and injuries, and effectively handle emergency response situations.

The learning modules in the Part 48B New Miner Training Course include:

  • Introduction to MSHA
  • Overview of Surface Mining
  • Health Hazards in Mining
  • Hazard Communication
  • Electricity, Fire, and Explosives
  • Mining Machinery and Equipment
  • Materials Handling and Storage
  • Mining Health and Safety Standards

Students must pass a quiz for each module, culminating in a final exam. There are unlimited attempts to pass these assessments. After successfully completing the final exam, participants can instantly download a U.S. Department of Labor Certificate of Training (MSHA Form 5000-23).

In addition to this on-site training, to fully comply with MSHA requirements, employers must provide an extra 16 hours of on-site training that addresses specific hazards at the mine.

Who needs MSHA Part 48B New Miner Training?

This course is essential for new miners, supervisors, construction workers, and independent contractors starting work at a Part 48B surface mine. Mines following Part 48B regulations include those involved in cement, colloidal phosphate, feldspar, granite, gravel, kaolin, lime, sand, sandstone, shale, shell dredging, slate, surface clay, limestone, marble, stone, and traprock operations.

How many hours of training are required to start working at a Part 48B mine?

Before beginning work at the mine, at least four hours of training covering mining safety topics and site-specific hazards is mandatory. The necessary training subjects are outlined in 30 CFR 46.5. Until all MSHA training requirements are met, new miners must work under the supervision of an experienced miner.

Is additional training required to comply with MSHA regulations?

Yes. Beyond the eight hours of New Miner training, new miners must complete an additional 16 hours of occupational health and safety training within the first 90 days of employment. This supplementary training, provided by the employer, must cover specific safety hazards at the mine.

When will I receive my completion certificate?

Upon course completion, participants can immediately download their U.S. Department of Labor Certificate of Training (MSHA Form 5000-23). A physical copy of the form can also be mailed for a nominal fee.

What information is required on the completion certificate?

When downloading the Certificate of Training, certain sections will be pre-filled. Additional details to be added include:

  • The name, location, and MSHA identification number of your mine
  • The signature of the person at your mine responsible for health and safety training
  • Your signature
  • The date of completion


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