MINE SAFETY

Mine Safety-MSHA Training


MSHA Training

Mine safety training in the United States is regulated by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The specific legal requirements for a particular mining operation depend upon the commodity that is being mined.The requirements are set out in 30 C.F.R. Part 46 and 30 C.F.R. Part 48.
   
MSHA regulations mandate:

  • which miners must be trained
  • how much training is required
  • who may provide the training
  • the subject areas that need to be covered by the training.

   
MSHA training regulations also require certification that training has been completed as well as impose record keeping requirements.

What is the Mine Safety and Health Act?

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act was signed into law on November 9, 1977. Requirements for the training were set by the Department of Labor. The overall thrust of these rules is to ensure that miners will be effectively trained in matters affecting their health and safety, with the ultimate goal of reducing the frequency and severity of injuries in the nation's mines.

How is Training Presented?

Training is provided by MSHA authorized Instructors with programs designed to meet the needs of the specific company procedures and policies. These programs are presented by demonstrations, lectures, individualized instruction, discussions, videos, PowerPoint slide shows, and hands-on experiences. They can be delivered at HCC Safety Academy or on-site or other convenient location.

Benefits for Trained Workforce:

  • Increased awareness in safety and health of all employees
  • Enhanced physical and mental well-being
  • Decreased equipment and property damage
  • Maintaining a skilled and quality workforce
  • High productivity
  • Positive and improved public and customer perception
  • Improved communication and team work
  • Controlling Costs examples include lower workers compensation payments (liability and assessments), decreased regulatory assessments and lower maintenance and repair of equipment.


To enroll or to set up a training at your location send an email to ksms@huthccc.edu