MSHA Safety Training is Crucial to Preventing Workplace Accidents at Mine Sites.
The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA) of 1977 and the New Miner Emergency Response (Miner) Act of 2006 were developed to keep miners safe from hazards. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) enforces safety and health rules for all U.S. mines, regardless of their size or number of employees.
Miners make essential contributions to our society, but mining can be dangerous work. Federal law requires that all miners receive, at minimum, basic and annual refresher training and site- specific hazard awareness training. Mandatory MSHA training includes more than just miners. Most people who perform work at mine sites, such as independent contractors, management, vendors, construction workers, or anyone present at a mine site, must be trained. There are two types of MSHA training requirements, Part 46 and Part 48.
Part 46 – Covers surface mining operations for sand, gravel, stone, limestone, clay, shell dredging, and colloidal phosphate mining.
Part 48 – Covers underground mining operations and other surface mining operations not covered by Part 46.
At Safety Consulting Specialists, our MSHA training is designed to meet all MSHA requirements cost-effectively and efficiently. Our goal is to increase overall safety awareness for miners by covering hazard recognition, mine site rules, emergency procedures, and other mine safety topics with thorough training.
Our safety consultants are MSHA-approved instructors knowledgeable about MSHA policies, procedures, and regulations. Contact our safety specialists today to find out more about our MSHA training. We will gladly discuss your MSHA training needs and answer any questions.