Individual MSHA Courses
The online Surface Miner Training is designed in compliance with MSHA Part 46 regulations. Our courses will help miners learn safety and protective measures when doing activities in mines. The MSHA requires all miners and other contractors who work at surface mines regularly to abide by the rules of MSHA Part 46 and take a mine safety training course.
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MSHA - Chemical Hazards Overview
Hazardous chemicals are part of mining operations and miners need to have ample knowledge to be able to identify hazards and prevent incidents from occurring. Working around chemicals require knowledge of emergency response plans and standard safety measures. This course attempts to discuss preventive measures to take against potential exposure because of common mining chemicals. It also informs the learner about methods that can be used to control exposure when working with or around hazardous chemicals.
MSHA - Emergency Spill Response
Chemicals used in a mine are lawful and beneficial components, however, they require precaution and high safety standards to control accidental spills. Chemicals are listed as health hazards and can pose life-threatening situations if appropriate emergency steps are not taken. There are emergency response plans designed to match the nature of a chemical spill, each having its own specific steps of action to be followed when an emergency arises. This course gives learners the basic steps of an emergency response for cyanide spills, acid spills and mercury or other heavy metal spills.
MSHA - Hazard Determination
The first step in hazard management is hazard determination which means the type and nature of hazards and its impact should be studied thoroughly in order to create effective safety protocols. This course will help learners diagnose physical problems caused by physical, chemical or environmental hazards. It also discusses the impact these hazardous materials may have on the health of a mine worker. Finally a list of hazardous materials which are commonly found materials at a mining site is also provided.
MSHA - HazCom Overview
Part of the mining operation includes setting up documentation and labeling plans for hazardous material, equipment and units. The purpose of documentation is to ensure that safety precautions are followed and workers are able to work in a safe environment. The course discusses MSHA's Title 30CR - Part 47 Hazard Communication in detail which provides people with the guideline required to maintain safety data sheets according to the Globally Harmonized System.
MSHA - Mine Safety Rules
Mining sites have their own environment specific or operation specific set of policies and procedures. However, they all have to follow the safety standards set by either the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. This ensures that daily operations comply with environmental, safety, and employee health standards. In this lesson, we will focus on the general site rules and hazard reporting procedures.
MSHA - Reporting Hazards
Mining sites have a set of policies and procedures that should be followed by everyone involved in the mining operation. It is the duty of mine supervisors and managers to ensure that all employees follow these policies and procedures particularly those set by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. This ensures that daily operations comply with environmental, safety, and employee health standards. In this lesson, we will focus on the general site rules and hazard reporting procedures.
MSHA - Elements of Electrical Hazards
Electrical equipment is dangerous and require miners to take vigilant precautions. It is necessary for miners to know standard practices when working with electricity at a mine. From basic procedures, such as wearing protective equipment to planned safety controls when working around power lines; there is a need to be careful at all times. This course provides learners with details on how to work effectively around electrical components and how to practice preventive measures as lockout and tagouts.
MSHA - Sources of Electrical Hazards
Utility-fed systems and their permanent junctions, conduits, and receptacles are not the only sources of electrical power in a mine. This course covers safety associated with several of the alternate sources.
MSHA - Emergency Procedures
What constitutes an emergency? What actions should miners take in the face of an emergency? More importantly, what are the different types of emergencies that miners need to be aware of. This course help learners identify different types of emergencies and the various protocols that deals with each of those emergencies. For example, fire emergencies require a different response plan as compared to a chemical spill emergency. Aimed with this knowledge learners can protect themselves and their peers from incidents and accidents.
MSHA - Rights of Miners
With the help of MSHA, miners now have legal rights to complain of unsafe work environments and of employers who ignore safety protocols. It is essential for miners today to have the fundamental knowledge of their rights and what they can do to protect themselves against discrimination and intimidation from employers. This course provides all legal information associated with MSHA and provides learners with essential details on new and revised standards.
MSHA - Rights of Miner Representatives
When it comes to mining rights, not all miners are aware of it. Although MSHA requires that all miners understand and practice their rights, it is impractical to always be vigilant about it. This is why miners need miner representatives who observes all safety and health inspections and performs other duties as described in MSHA Part 46.2 on behalf of the miners he or she represents. This course discusses these rights and representations in detail and towards the end re-enforces the importance of prohibited smoking in a mine.
MSHA - Environmental Hazards Overview
Environmental factors largely impact mine operations and pose high risks to miners. It is thus necessary for miners to be aware of common environmental hazards and the preventive steps they can take to ensure that they remain safe. This course attempts to provide the learner with knowledge on common environmental conditions, the hazards they pose and MSHA requirements to work in harsh environments.
MSHA - Hazards from Weather Conditions
Weather conditions can be hazardous for mine workers if proper precautions are not taken. Rain, thunderstorms etc can cause dynamic changes to mine surface and worksite areas. It is of utmost importance for miners to be prepared with bad weather conditions and adopt safe practices when working at a site during or after bad weather. This course provides learners with an overview of the common weather hazards and the steps needed to remain protected.
MSHA - Mobile Equipment in Mining
This course discusses the most common types of mobile equipment used in the mining industry, such as dozers, dredges, backhoes, and shovels, as well as haulage and human transport vehicles. It also discusses in detail how to handle mobile equipment and the safety measures miners should take to work around them.
MSHA - Stationary Equipment in Mining
Stationary equipment is usually defined as equipment that is without wheels or is not tracked. This equipment is erected or assembled in place and remains in place indefinitely. This course covers the different types of stationary equipment and the handling procedure that must be employed. It also covers important safety procedures while operating or working around a stationary equipment.
MSHA - General Equipment Guarding
General Equipment Guarding may expose miners and others onsite to a range of physical and environmental hazards. This course discusses Inspection, seat belt use, along with communication methods. It also illustrates Vehicle Safety.
MSHA - Mobile and Stationary Equipment Guarding
Mobile equipment is usually defined as equipment on wheels or on self-contained, closed loop tracks. More simply, these are known as “wheeled” or “tracked.” Mobile equipment can serve a variety of purposes, but most often the equipment is used for excavating material and moving it to another location. This course provides learners with important information on mobile equipment handling, safety procedures around equipment and the need for improved visibility when driving mobile equipment.
MSHA - Mobile Equipment Hazards
Mobile equipment are equipment on wheels and require a miner to operate and drive them around the mine environment to carry out important mine operations. As with every other vehicle, driving mobile equipment vehicles requires the driver to practice driving safety standards that ensures his own safety as well as others present on site. This lesson provides the learners with information on mobile equipment, equip hazards, and sources of mobile equipment hazards. It also includes precautionary measures that miners can take up.
MSHA - Stationary Equipment Hazards
Stationary equipment are gigantic machines that are erected in place to carry out intensive operations as crushing mine materials or transporting materials from one end to another. Working around stationary equipment has certain risks and hazards that can easily be prevented by practicing precautionary measures. This lesson provides learners with an understanding of how to manage their day-to-day operations around the equipment and how to stay safe.
MSHA - Physical and Electrical Hazards
The three most common physical hazards at a mine that demands our attention are electricity, noise and explosives. These physical hazards are dangerous and have often contributed to mine accidents. Working around them requires knowledge of safety standards as well as safety plans. This course emphasizes on the creation of prevention plans designed specifically for each of these hazards because with explosives and fire, it is the prevention that matters most.
MSHA - MSHA Surface Miner Training Overview
What is MSHA and why was it formed? When did the history of mining safety start and how has it evolved into a law? This course enables the learner to understand the basic tenants of MSHA and its purpose. On the completion of this course, learners will be able to recognize the importance of MSHA rules and regulations for the mining industry.
MSHA - MSHA - CFR 30 Overview
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a record of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. MSHA rules are recorded in the Title 30 of the CFR, under Mineral Resources. This course attempts to give learners an overview of the main pointers of the CFR relevant to miners.
MSHA - Line of Authority Structure
Different companies have standard rules and regulations for their miners, however, there are some general line of authority rules that every miner, new or old should be aware of. These include being aware of one's responsibilities designated for one's role. Miners, mine supervisors, representatives etc all have their respective responsibilities which directly relates to the safety and the success of the mining operation. If a mining supervisor fails to implement a basic safety protocol as setting up road signs, he may be responsible for an incident. This course focuses on enlightening miners with the responsibilities associated to their designations.
MSHA - Operational Line of Authority
MSHA requires miners to perform certain duties that are in line with their authority level. This course provides the learner with an overview of the different types of operational personnel and the specific responsibilities of miners, supervisors and mine operators.
MSHA - Administrative Line of Authority
While there are operational authorities controlling a mine, there are also administrative authorities who’s responsibility is to ensure smooth mining operations. This course will familiarize learners with the responsibility of administrative personnel and miner representatives.
MSHA - First Aid/CPR
Mine workers often face hazardous conditions and situations while on duty. It is of utmost importance for every mine worker to be trained in providing first-aid treatment in the case of emergencies. This course attempts to provide learners with information on first aid basics and focuses specifically on first aid training for the mining industry. The course contains detailed lessons on using the first aid, on giving first aid treatment to different types of injuries such as burns, fractures, poisons and other situations. It also gives a detailed lesson on carrying out a CPR and AED rescue procedures which is an essential part of a rescue training.
MSHA - Accident Prevention
Mines are hazardous environments because of the operational nature of working at a mine. Miners either have to work at various heights or have to be stifled in confined space environments. They are frequently exposed to dangers as falls, slips, lack of oxygen etc. In order to work safely, miners should wear safety gears at all time and practice vigilance whenever onsite. Accidents at mines can be prevented if miners take basic safety precautions. This course provides learners with common safety guidelines that miners should take up to prevent accidents.
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