MSHA Part 48(b) New Miner Training

The MSHA New Miner Training is an introductory course for newly employed and inexperienced miners or individual contractors needing to conduct work at a mine site. 

Who Should Attend

Newly employed, inexperienced miners.

Course Outline

Topics included in the course: 15-Minute Rule, Accident Prevention, Confined Spaces, Conveyor Safety, Electrical Hazards, Equipment/Machine Guarding, Escape and Emergency Evacuation Procedures, Explosives, Fall Protection and Prevention, Fire Warning and Firefighting, First Aid, Ground Control and Highwall Safety, Hazard Recognition, Hazard Communication, Health (Dust and Noise), Health and Safety Aspects of Assigned Task, Job Safety Analysis, Ladder Safety, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, Mandatory Safety and Health Standards, Miners' Rights and Responsibilities, MSHA Rules to Live By, Personal Protective Equipment, Self-Rescue and Respiratory Devices, Substance Abuse Prevention, Surface Powered Haulage, Welding Hazards


Completion of the 24-hour course, MSHA Part 48(b) New Miner Training Certificate of Completion, MSHA 5000-23 Form




Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 to Friday, March 10, 2017

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Instructor: Peggy Merritt
UT JJ Pickle Research Campus