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8-HR MSHA     
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This course covers the following topics: Introduction to work environment [§ 48.26(b)(1)]: The course shall include a visit and tour of the mine. The methods of mining utilized at the mine shall be observed and explained 1. Mandatory health and safety standards [§ 48.26(b)(2)]: The course shall include the mandatory health and safety standards pertinent to the tasks to be assigned. 2. Authority and responsibility of supervisors and miners' representatives [§ 48.26(b)(3)] 3. The course shall include 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 4. Transportation controls and communication systems [§ 48.26(b)(4)] 5. The course shall include instruction in the procedures in effect for entering and leaving the mine; the check-in and checkout system in effect at the mine; the procedures for riding on and in mine conveyances; the controls in effect for the transportation of miners and materials; and the use of the mine communication systems, warning signals, and directional signs. 6. Escape and emergency evacuation plans; fire warning and firefighting [§ 48.26(b)(5)] 7. The program of instruction for mine emergency evacuation and firefighting approved by the District Manager under 30 CFR 75.1502 or the escape and evacuation plan under 30 CFR 57.11053, as applicable, shall be used for this course. The course shall include-- a. A review of the mine map; the escape way system; the escape, firefighting, and emergency evacuation plans in effect at the mine; and the location of abandoned areas; and b. Methods of barricading and the locations of barricading materials, where applicable. 8. Ground control; working in areas of highwalls, water hazards, pits and spoil banks; illumination and night work [§ 48.26(b)(6)] 9. The course shall include an introduction to and instruction on the roof or ground control plan in effect at the mine and procedures for roof and rib or ground control; and an introduction to and instruction on the ventilation plan in effect at the mine and the procedures for maintaining and controlling ventilation 10. Hazard recognition [§ 48.26(b)(7)] 11. The course must include the recognition and avoidance of hazards present in the mine 12. Prevention of accidents [§ 48.26(b)(8)] 13. The course must include a review of the general causes of accidents applicable to the mine environment, causes of specific accidents at the mine, and instruction in accident prevention in the work environment 14. Emergency medical procedures [§ 48.26(b)(9)] 15. The course must include instruction on the mine's emergency medical arrangements and the location of the mine's first aid equipment and supplies. 16. Health [§ 48.26(b)(10)] 17. The course must include instruction on the purpose of taking dust, noise, and This course covers the following topics: Introduction to work environment [§ 48.26(b)(1)]: The course shall include a visit and tour of the mine. The methods of mining utilized at the mine shall be observed and explained 1. Mandatory health and safety standards [§ 48.26(b)(2)]: The course shall include the mandatory health and safety standards pertinent to the tasks to be assigned. 2. Authority and responsibility of supervisors and miners' representatives [§ 48.26(b)(3)] 3. The course shall include 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 4. Transportation controls and communication systems [§ 48.26(b)(4)] 5. The course shall include instruction in the procedures in effect for entering and leaving the mine; the check-in and checkout system in effect at the mine; the procedures for riding on and in mine conveyances; the controls in effect for the transportation of miners and materials; and the use of the mine communication systems, warning signals, and directional signs. 6. Escape and emergency evacuation plans; fire warning and firefighting [§ 48.26(b)(5)] 7. The program of instruction for mine emergency evacuation and firefighting approved by the District Manager under 30 CFR 75.1502 or the escape and evacuation plan under 30 CFR 57.11053, as applicable, shall be used for this course. The course shall include-- a. A review of the mine map; the escape way system; the escape, firefighting, and emergency evacuation plans in effect at the mine; and the location of abandoned areas; and b. Methods of barricading and the locations of barricading materials, where applicable. 8. Ground control; working in areas of highwalls, water hazards, pits and spoil banks; illumination and night work [§ 48.26(b)(6)] 9. The course shall include an introduction to and instruction on the roof or ground control plan in effect at the mine and procedures for roof and rib or ground control; and an introduction to and instruction on the ventilation plan in effect at the mine and the procedures for maintaining and controlling ventilation 10. Hazard recognition [§ 48.26(b)(7)] 11. The course must include the recognition and avoidance of hazards present in the mine 12. Prevention of accidents [§ 48.26(b)(8)] 13. The course must include a review of the general causes of accidents applicable to the mine environment, causes of specific accidents at the mine, and instruction in accident prevention in the work environment 14. Emergency medical procedures [§ 48.26(b)(9)] 15. The course must include instruction on the mine's emergency medical arrangements and the location of the mine's first aid equipment and supplies. 16. Health [§ 48.26(b)(10)] 17. The course must include instruction on the purpose of taking dust, noise, and other health measurements, where applicable; must review the health provisions of the Act; and must explain warning labels and any health control plan in effect at the mine. 18. Health and safety aspects of the tasks to which the experienced miner is assigned [§ 48.26(b)(11)] 19. The course must include instruction in the health and safety aspects of the tasks assigned, including the safe work procedures of 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. Experienced miners who must complete new task training under § 48.7 do not need to take training under this paragraph. 20. Health and Safety Aspects During Welding Operations [§ 30 CFR § 77.408]: 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. (13) 21. Lockout / Tagout Procedures 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) 22. Slings / 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: 06MSHA8
Course Length: 7 hours


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