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:
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: