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New Miner Training

Part 48 New Miner Certification

Have a job offer at a Surface Metal or Non-Metal mine and you need certified training, you found the right place.

This course is a 24 Hour (3 day) course designed for Newly hired In-experienced employees or contractors going to work at a Surface Metal/Non-Metal mine for the first time.

These mines are under the Mine Safety & Health Adminstration (MSHA) and to work on them MSHA requires you to receive at least 24 hours of instruction followed every year by an Annual 8 hour Refresher course. You can not be on the property without this training.

The course consist of 12 topics:

  1. Statutory Rights of miners and their representatives.
  2. Self Rescue and Respiratory Devices.
  3. Transportation Controls and Communications systems.
  4. Introduction to the work Environment
  5. Escape and emergency evacuation plans; fire-warning & firefighting.
  6. Ground control; highwalls, water hazards, pits and spoil banks, illumination and night work.
  7. Health.
  8. Hazard Recognition.
  9. Electrical Hazards.
  10. First Aid.
  11. Explosives.
  12. Health and Safety aspects of the task asigned.