MSHA Compliance Training

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MSHA Compliance Training

As the MSHA State Grantee for Texas, the Health and Safety Training Center is responsible for providing compliance training and a variety of other services to improve the conditions of mine safety and health within Texas. Training can be provided onsite at your location or you may attend an open enrollment class offered in Austin, Texas.

All MSHA trainings are conducted by MSHA Approved Instructors and First Aid trainings are conducted by HSI/Medic First Aid Authorized Instructors.


MSHA Annual Refresher Training

MSHA Part 46 or Part 48(b) Annual Refresher Training is a renewal training required each year (after taking the MSHA New Miner Training) to maintain compliance with MSHA. This 8-hour course provides a review of mine safety and health subject matter areas.

MSHA New Miner Training

MSHA Part 46 or Part 48(b) New Miner Training is an introductory course for newly employed inexperienced miners or individual contractors needing to conduct work at a mine site. The 24-hour course provides comprehensive instruction of mine safety and health subject matter areas including a First Aid/CPR certification.

MSHA Instructor Training Course

The Part 48 MSHA Certified Instructor Training Course is ideal for your company’s safety director, manager, or operator that would like to conduct your own training in house. The certification is a requirement for those operations that fall under the Title 30 CFR Part 48 for underground and/or coal operations or contractors that work in these operations. MSHA qualifications, requirements and approval are necessary to become an Approved Instructor. Review and approval will come directly from the MSHA District Office in which you are employed.

MSHA Compliance Assistance Visit

Compliance Assistance Visits are provided at the request of the mine operator. The primary purpose for the visit is so that the mine operator will be better informed of unsafe conditions/behaviors that could be immediately corrected.

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HSTC can bring the training to your company.

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Services available to the Texas mining community

Technical Assistance

Obtain clarification on MSHA standards, certification verification or request vendor referrals for specialized training programs (fit testing, forklift certification, noise testing, electrical certification, etc). HSTC is here to help ensure all your questions are answered.

Small Mines Mentoring Program

HSTC strives to ensure that small mines in Texas are receiving proper and regular compliance training. The Small Mines Mentoring Program provides one on one assistance to schedule annual training, miner resources, discounted training rates, and routine check-in to ensure safety training needs and compliance questions are addressed.

Training Plan Assistance

HSTC provides assistance to update, develop and/or submit your company training plan using MSHA approved templates for Parts 46 and 48.

Lending Library

Safety training videos are available to rent free of charge to Texas mine operators or contractors conducting training for their employees. DVDs and digital downloads are available in English and Spanish.

30 CFR Books

Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) books for the mining industry are available for purchase in regular and pocket sized formats.