The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) administered the provisions of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) and enforces compliance with mandatory safety and health standards as a means to eliminate fatal accidents; to reduce the frequency and severity of nonfatal accidents; to minimize health hazards; and to promote improved safety and health conditions in the Nation’s mines.
SPK Training & Compliance teaches the part 46 training rule requires shell dredging, sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, and surface limestone mines to have a training plan approved by MSHA.
What is MSHA?
The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s mission is to educate and enforce mandatory compliance. Training include: Training and Retraining of Miners Engaged in Shell Dredging or Employed at Sand and Gravel, Surface Stone, Surface Clay, Colloidal Phosphate, Surface Limestone, Marble, Shale, Kaolin, Feldspar, Granite, Traprock, Cement, Lime, Sandstone, and Slate Mines and Operations.
Do I need training?
- YES, if you are a new miners
- YES, if you are newly-hired experienced miners
- YES, if there is a new task introduced
- YES, for the annual refresher; and site-specific hazard awareness
By March 30, 2001, miners who were working before March 30, 2000, must have completed their initial annual refresher training. Miners hired after March 30, 2000, must receive their annual refresher training no later than 12 months after being hired.
- Introduction to the work environment (must include a site tour)
- Recognition and avoidance of electrical and other hazards
- Emergency medical procedures; escape and emergency evacuation; fire warning signals and firefighting procedures
- Health and safety aspects of the tasks to be assigned
- Statutory rights of miners and their representatives
- Authority and responsibilities of supervisors and miners’ representatives
- Introduction to rules and procedures for reporting hazards
- Self-rescue and respiratory devices (if applicable)
- First aid (if applicable)