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24 HR. MSHA TRAINING     
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This course covers the following topics: 1. Instruction in the statutory rights of miners and their representatives under the Act; authority and responsibility of supervisors. The course shall include instruction in the statutory rights of miners and their representatives under the Act, including a discussion of section 2 of the Act; a review and description of the line of authority of supervisors and miners' representatives and the responsibilities of such supervisors and miners' representatives; and an introduction to the operator's rules and the procedures for reporting hazards. 2. Self-rescue and respiratory devices. The course shall include instruction and demonstration in the use, care, and maintenance of self-rescue and respiratory devices, where applicable. 3. Transportation controls and communication systems. The course shall include instruction on the procedures in effect for riding on and in mine conveyances where applicable; the controls for the transportation of miners and materials; and the use of mine communication systems, warning signals, and directional signs. 4. Introduction to work environment. The course shall include a visit and tour of the mine, or portions of the mine which are representative of the entire mine. The method of mining or operation utilized shall be observed and explained. 5. Escape and emergency evacuation plans; firewarning and firefighting. The course shall include a review of the mine escape system, and escape and emergency evacuation plans in effect at the mine; and instruction in the firewarning signals and firefighting procedures. 6. Ground control; working in areas of highwalls, water hazards, pits and spoil banks; illumination and night work. The course shall include, where applicable, and introduction to and instruction on the highwall and ground control plans in effect at the mine; procedures for working safely in areas of highwalls, water hazards, pits and spoil banks; the illumination of work areas; and safe work procedures during the hours of darkness. 7. Health. The course shall include instruction on the purpose of taking dust measurements, where applicable, and noise and other health measurements, and any health control plan in effect at the mine shall be explained. The health provisions of the Act and warning labels shall also be explained. 8. Hazard recognition. The course shall include the recognition and avoidance of hazards present in the mine. 9. Electrical hazards. The course shall include recognition and avoidance of electrical hazards. 10. First aid. The course shall include instruction in first aid methods acceptable to MSHA. 11. Explosives. The course shall include a review and instruction on the hazards related to explosives. The only exception to this course component is when no explosives are used or stored on mine property. 12. Health and safety aspects of the tasks to which the new miner will be assigned. The course shall include instructions in the health and safety aspects of the tasks to be assigned, including the safe work procedures of such tasks, the mandatory health and safety standards pertinent to such tasks, information about the physical and health hazards of chemicals in the miner's work area, the protective measures a miner can take against these hazards, and the contents of the mine's HazCom program. 13. Section 13 Health and Safety Aspects During Welding Operations. This course shall include instruction in the health and safety aspects of welding operations. Miners will receive training related to proper shielding and ventilation measures during welding operations. The scope of this training shall also include health and safety standards related to air monitoring, (oxygen deficiency; methane detection; carbon monoxide and other mine gases) and the requirements of the certified person(s) to conduct such examinations of the work area before and during welding, cutting or soldering operations as required by 30 CFR § 77.201-1. 14. Section 14 Lockout Tagout. 30 CFR § 77.404; 30 CFR § 77.500: This course shall address proper procedures required to safely minimize hazards associated with electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and high-pressure air systems, and to specifically increase hazard awareness among miners who install and maintain electric circuits or who perform maintenance on electrically powered equipment and on mechanical / hydraulic machinery as required by the appropriate regulations(s) 15. Section 15 Slings and Rigging Hazards. This course will establish proper health and safety practices for reducing the hazards associated with transporting equipment within a mine and the established safety precautions that should be used when moving materials and equipment
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Course Code: 06MSHA24
Course Length: 3 days (24 hrs.)


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