MSHA Part 46


MSHA Part 46 Training

New Miner Training
MSHA Part 46 regulations require that new miners complete a minimum of 24 hours of training within their first 90 days of employment.  Our MSHA New Miner Training offers instruction that was created to meet the training subject requirements in 30 CFR 46.5. This is the first step   to get on the job safely, whether you are a Surface Miner or Surface Miner Contractor.


The Surface Miner Training curriculum parallels the required and suggested topics outlined in Part 46 Federal Regulations addressing miner training. These key topics include:

    • Introduction to the Mining Environment
    • Hazard Recognition and Avoidance
    • Emergency Procedures
    • Health and Safety Aspects of Tasks and Operations
    • Hazard Reporting Rules and Procedures
    • Statutory Rights of Miners
    • Line of Authority
    • Respiratory Devices
    • First Aid



Eight-Hour Annual Refresher
MSHA requires all Surface Miners and Surface Mining Contractors to complete a minimum of 8 hours of refresher training per year to meet the requirements of 30 CFR 46.8. Your Annual Refresher training must cover changes at the mine that could adversely affect a miner’s health or safety and other health and safety subjects relevant to mining operations. Let us train from your existing plan or we can assist you in developing your own training plan that is in compliance with MSHA Part 46 requirements. Our training will keep you compliant and up-to-date on health and safety subjects that are relevant to surface mining operations.