MSHA Virtual Training
Part 46 covers surface mines that are active in the mining of sand, clay, gravel, limestone, cement, marble, and granite and those companies that service mining operations that mine those minerals
Part 48 means all mine types that don't fall into the above list, including all metal and coal mining operations as well as any mining operations that are underground
Operations that require a mine tour to complete new miner training - all part 48 operations and all part 46 mining operators – (part 46 independent contractors do not require a mine tour to “complete” their 24hr new miner) are informed on the first day of the public class (virtual or face to face) that the completion of the 24hrs will NOT complete the new miner requirement. Arrangements must be made after the fact to complete the training with the addition of a mine tour. Those companies that are under jurisdiction of the Part 48 rules will have to have that tour facilitated under the supervision of a MSHA certified trainer, part 46 operators only need the tour performed by a “competent” person.
New Miner class is only designed to cover Part 46 and part 48b (surface) operations. If it is going to be used as part of an UNDERGROUND New Miner program there will still need to be 8 hrs of underground specific classroom training that the company will have to provide/contract for, as well as provisions made to get 8 additional hours of training in an actual underground operation.
Each training plan must list the competent person/persons utilized to complete the 5 types of training MSHA regulates: new miner; experienced miner; task training; annual refresher training and site specific or “hazard” training.
When utilizing CBI as a training provider or competent person, you can list “Minnesota State Grants” on your training plan.
**Will your company be covering the cost of your class? If so, please have your supervisor or human resources department contact the Center for Business & Industry (507.389.7203) to complete your registration.