MSHA Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher Overview

This refresher course highlights various hazards found at surface mine sites and provides best practices for accident prevention.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
English
Course Length: 2 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to the MSHA Part 46 Annual Refresher Training Course
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Physical Hazards
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Equipment Hazards
  • Safety Best Practices
  • Miners’ Rights

Course Description

This course is designed to expose you to the content required by the Annual Refresher Training provision in 30 CFR §46.8. It highlights various hazards found at surface mine sites and provides best practices for accident prevention. There are also instructions on using equipment safely. This course satisfies two hours of the eight-hour annual refresher training requirements.

Our MSHA Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher Overview training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Course Outline

MSHA Part 46 Surface Mining Refresher Overview Course Outline

About This Course

Course Objectives

Introduction to the MSHA Part 46 Annual Refresher Training Course

  • Training Records
  • General Causes of Mining Accidents
  • Overview of Surface Mining Hazards
  • Applicability
  • Key Terms

Chemical Hazards

  • Class 1-Explosives
  • Class 2-Gases
  • Class 3-Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Class 4-Flammable Solids
  • Class 5-Oxidizers and Organic Peroxide
  • Class 6-Toxic Materials and Infectious Substances
  • Class 7-Radioactive Material
  • Class 8-Corrosive Materials
  • Class 9-Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials

Environmental Hazards

  • Highwalls
  • Water Hazards, Pits, and Spoil Banks
  • Illumination and Night Work
  • Ground Conditions and Control
  • Transportation Controls and Communication Systems

Physical Hazards

  • Electricity
  • Explosives
  • Noise
  • Vibration
  • Respiratory Contaminants

Emergency Procedures

  • Accident Prevention
  • Protective Equipment
  • Escape and Emergency Evacuation Plans
  • Firewarning
  • Firefighting
  • First Aid
  • Sanitation

Equipment Hazards

  • Mobile Equipment
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Crushers
  • Cranes
  • Dredgers
  • Excavators

Safety Best Practices

  • Tool Use, Maintenance, and Repair
  • Material Handling
  • Fall Prevention and Protection
  • Moving Objects
  • Machine Guarding

Miners’ Rights

Summary

Additional Resources

Exam

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

This course is designed for operators, supervisors, safety personnel, and all other individuals who work at surface mines who are required by MSHA to take annual refresher training.

How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to MSHA 30 CFR § 46.8:

Annual refresher training.

  • You must provide each miner with no less than 8 hours of annual refresher training:
    • No later than 12 months after the miner begins work at the mine, or no later than March 30, 2001, whichever is later; and
    • Thereafter, no later than 12 months after the previous annual refresher training was completed.
      The refresher training must include instruction on changes at the mine that could adversely affect the miner’s health or safety.
  • Refresher training must also address other health and safety subjects that are relevant to mining operations at the mine. Recommended subjects include, but are not limited to: applicable health and safety requirements, including mandatory health and safety standards; 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; transportation controls and communication systems; escape and emergency evacuation plans, firewarning and firefighting; ground conditions and control; traffic patterns and control; working in areas of highwalls; water hazards, pits, and spoil banks; illumination and night work; first aid; electrical hazards; prevention of accidents; health; explosives; and respiratory devices. Training is also recommended on the hazards associated with the equipment that has accounted for the most fatalities and serious injuries at the mines covered by this rule, including: mobile equipment (haulage and service trucks, front-end loaders and tractors); conveyor systems; cranes; crushers; excavators; and dredges. Other recommended subjects include: maintenance and repair (use of hand tools and welding equipment); material handling; fall prevention and protection; and working around moving objects (machine guarding).

What are the governing regulations?

Title 30 CFR § 46.8 requires 8 hours of annual refresher training no later than 12 months after the surface miner begins work at the mine and no later than 12 months after the previous annual refresher training was completed. The training must cover changes at the mine that could adversely affect the miner’s health or safety.

On-site surface mine employees must receive this training. Training must also be available to visitors who want it.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

Ready to
GeT Started Today!

$14.99 / month or $180 / year

Includes all access to the Global eTraining
‘GeT Everything’ course library.
(see all courses)

OR

Start Your Free Trial

Training 5 or more people?

Give your team All Access to the
entire Global eTraining ‘GeT Everything’
course library.

Buy For My Team

This course includes:

  • Upon successful completion, learners will obtain a GeT certification of completion indicating Hours / CEU / CME.

PLUS!

  • Full access to the entire Global eTraining ‘GeT Everything’ course library

'GeT Everything' For One Low Price!

All Courses for $14.99 per month or $180 annually

Start Your Free Trial Today!

Fill out the form below to access your free 7-Day trial of the ‘GeT Everything’ library.

  • Global eTraining uses the contact information you provide to us to contact you about our products and services. You may unsubscribe from these communications at anytime. For information on our privacy practices and commitment to protecting your privacy, check out our Privacy Policy