Surface Mines - Types and Operations

Surface Mines – Types and Operations

Surface Mines – Types and Operations course can help miners understand the stages of the operation based on which they can then detect hazards and create suitable safety plans. The mining process follows a specific lifecycle. Each stage of this lifecycle has its own set of mechanics , workaround and safety plans. This course attempts… Read More »

Surface Mines - Physical Characteristics

Surface Mines – Physical Characteristics

Surface Mines – Physical Characteristics is to familiarize the learner with a few physical characteristics that are shared by all surface mines. Though most mines differ in terms of location and environmental structure, they are mostly categorized into 9 physical feature categories which miners should be aware of. Each of these categories have their respective… Read More »

Site Rules and Reporting Hazards

Site Rules and Reporting Hazards

Site Rules and Reporting Hazards course attempts to assist miners with this knowledge so that they can ensure a productive and safe mining operation. It is essential for miners to be aware of general site rules regardless of whether they are provided with safety manuals from their companies. It is the duty of every miner… Read More »

Rights of Miners and their Representatives

Rights of Miners and their Representatives

Rights of Miners and their Representatives course provides all legal information associated with MSHA and provides learners with essential details on new and revised standards. With the help of MSHA, miners now have legal rights to complain of unsafe work environments and of employers who ignore safety protocols. It is essential for miners today to… Read More »


Physical Hazards

Physical Hazards course emphasizes on the creation of prevention plans designed specifically for each of these hazards because with explosives and fire, it is the prevention that matters most. The three most common physical hazards at a mine that demands our attention are electricity, noise and explosives. These physical hazards are dangerous and have often… Read More »

MSHA Surface Miner Training Overview

MSHA Surface Miner Training Overview

MSHA Surface Miner Training Overview course takes the learner through history and helps them understand the very basics of MSHA. The course also familiarizes miners to training requirements set by MSHA. Equipped with knowledge of mines and training plans, miners can ensure a safe and productive environment for themselves and their peers. Quiz Information To… Read More »


Mining Equipment

Mining Equipment course gives miners details about some of the most common equipment used in various types of mining operations. From dozers to water reclamation systems, there is a list of equipments for miners to be aware of. The importance of this course lies in the fact that the more knowledge a miner may have… Read More »


Line of Authority

Line of Authority course focuses on enlightening miners with the responsibilities associated to their designations. Different companies have standards, rules and regulations for their miners, however there are some general line of authority rules that every miner, new or old should be aware of. These include being aware of one’s responsibilities designated for one’s role…. Read More »


Hazard Communication

Hazard Communication course discusses MSHA’s Title 30CR – Part 47 Hazard Communication in detail which provides people with the guideline required to maintain safety data sheets according to the Globally Harmonized System. Part of the mining operation includes setting up documentation and labeling plans for hazardous material, equipment and units. The purpose of documentation is… Read More »


Equipment Hazards

Equipment Hazards course attempts to familiarize learners with basic safety practices when working around these machines. From establishing road signs to setting up visibility points, the course covers general instructions for equipment hazards. Heavy-duty equipment is often employed at mining sites. These could range from bulldozers to haul trucks and loaders. Each of these equipment… Read More »


Equipment Guarding

Equipment Guarding course introduces learners to basic functions such as wearing seat belts to the methods miners need to apply to work around ejected materials. This knowledge will enable learners to work around mining equipment more efficiently while taking care of safety measures. Quiz Information To proceed with lessons all quizzes must be passed with… Read More »


Environmental Hazards

Environmental Hazards and weather hazards however are usually unpredictable and therefore require more vigilance and observation. Miners should be trained in identifying hazardous weather conditions and what they must do when faced with such conditions. This course acquaints miners with various environmental hazards including airborne diseases, ground conditions and weather conditions. Quiz Information To proceed… Read More »


Emergency Procedures

Emergency Procedures course help learners identify different types of emergencies and the various protocols that deals with each of those emergencies. For example, fire emergencies require a different response plan as compared to a chemical spill emergency. This knowledge will enable learners to protect themselves and their peers from incidents and accidents. Quiz Information To… Read More »

Electrical Hazards

Electrical Hazards

Electrical Hazards. Using electrical equipment can be dangerous, and require miners to take vigilant precautions. It is necessary for miners to understand standard practices when working with electricity at a mine. From basic procedures, such as wearing protective equipment, to planned safety controls when working around power lines; it is important to be careful at… Read More »


Chemical Hazards

Chemical Hazards. Hazardous chemicals are part of mining operations and miners need to have ample knowledge to be able to identify hazards and prevent incidents from occurring. Working around chemicals require knowledge of emergency response plans and standard safety measures. This course attempts to discuss emergency response plans in detail and guides the learner to… Read More »

MSHA New Miner Training

MSHA New Miner Training

MSHA New Miner Training package contains 15 courses, including the required 8 hours for MSHA Part 46 compliance training. Whether you are a surface miner or surface miner contractor, start your new job the safe way. MSHA Part 46 regulations require new miners to complete 24 hours of training within 90 days of their hire… Read More »

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