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The online Surface Miner Training is designed in compliance with MSHA Part 46 regulations. Our courses will help miners learn safety and protective measures when doing activities in mines. The MSHA requires all miners and other contractors who work at surface mines regularly to abide by the rules of MSHA Part 46 and take a mine safety training course.

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Course Description

This module explains the importance of calling 9 – 1 – 1 in an emergency situation, the first five things a person should do when giving first aid in any emergency situation, how to perform artificial respiration and CPR, and how to use an automated external defibrillator.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.c.2

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to.

  • Explain the “DR. ABC” method of providing emergency first aid
  • Explain what artificial respiration is, when to perform it, and how to perform it
  • Explain what CPR is, when to use it, and how to use it
  • Explain what an AED is, when to use one, and how to use one
0.34 $20

Course Description

This module explains how to recognize the symptoms of and provide first aid in various life – threatening emergency situations, including cardiac emergencies (other than cardiac arrest which is covered in The First Steps in All First Aid Situations course”, shock, stroke, poisoning, and more.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.c.2

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to explain the symptoms of and the steps of providing first aid for.

  • Cardiac emergencies including heart attack and cardiac arrest
  • Shock
  • Breathing emergencies, including choking
  • Stroke
  • Blood loss, amputations, protruding intestines, sucking chest wounds, and internal bleeding
  • Head, neck, spine, and back injuries
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Poisoning
  • Drug overdose and abuse
  • Diabetic emergencies, including hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia
0.48 $20

Course Description

This module will provide an introduction to first aid for common injuries and illnesses. The injuries and illnesses in this module typically do not require calling 9 – 1 – 1, though exceptions are called out in this module. Most do require getting the victim to medical care after performing first aid, however.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to explain the symptoms of and the steps of providing first aid for.

  • Concussions
  • Injuries to the eyes
  • Burns
  • Fractured and dislocated bones
  • Bites
  • Environmental emergencies such as heatstroke, hypothermia, and dehydration
0.37 $20

Course Description

This module explains the different types of escape respirators, including self – contained self – rescuers (SCSRs), what they are intended for, how to use them, and how to care for them.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.c.1

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to.

  • Explain what an escape respirator is
  • List the two main types of escape respirators
  • Explain typical hazardous atmospheres that call for escape respirators
  • Explain what a self – contained self – rescuer is
  • Explain how to select an appropriate escape respirator
  • Explain how to inspect a self – contained self – rescuer
  • Explain how to don a self – contained self – rescuer
  • Explain how to care for a self – contained self – rescuer
0.24 $20

Course Description

This module discusses how to recognize and avoid hazards associated with mobile equipment and stationary machinery on the job site.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.2.

Learning Objectives

This module will prepare you to recognize and avoid the following hazards.

  • Mobile equipment hazards related to traffic patterns, blind spots, and pinch points
  • Stationary equipment hazards produced by moving machine parts, insufficient guarding, and ejected material
0.31 $20

Course Description

This module provides an overview of environmental hazards common to surface mines.

Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.2

Learning Objectives

When you’re finished with this module, you’ll be able to identify and avoid hazards associated with.

  • Dangerous weather conditions
  • Airborne particulates and fumes
  • Unsafe ground conditions
  • Bodies of water near industrial processes
0.16 $20

Course Description

This module explains procedures to follow during an emergency situation, including emergency procedures, warning signals, evacuations, and reporting, as well as specific procedures to follow during fires.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.3.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to.

  • List some general categories of emergencies that can occur at a mine site
  • Explain what to do during an emergency involving equipment damage
  • Explain what to do during an emergency involving personal injury
  • Explain what to do during an emergency involving fire
  • Explain what to do during other emergencies
  • Explain the four types of fires (A, B, C, and D)
  • Explain the different types of fire extinguishers and the fires they put out
  • Explain the PASS system for using a fire extinguisher
  • Explain how to respond to warning signals at work
  • Explain what to do during an evacuation at work
  • Explain the reporting procedure for emergencies at work
0.23 $20

Course Description

This module discusses ways to recognize and avoid chemical hazards present at a working mine.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.2.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you’ll be able to.

  • Define what a chemical hazard is
  • Discuss the requirements of a HazCom program
  • Identify the basic steps of an Emergency Spill Response Plan
0.13 $20

Course Description

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working with explosives.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4

Learning Objectives

When you’ve successfully completed this module, you’ll be able to discuss.

  • Best practices for working around explosives
  • Steps to take for ensuring the security of explosives inventories
0.6 $20

Course Description

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working with electricity.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4

Learning Objectives

When you’re done with this module, you should have a basic understanding of the health and safety aspects of.

  • Working safely around power lines
  • Preparing for work on electricity
  • Testing electrical circuits
  • Locking – out and tagging – out electrical circuits
  • Using extension cords
  • Working with batteries
0.13 $20

Course Description

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working with chemicals.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you’ll have a functional understanding of.

  • Best practices for working around hazardous chemicals
  • The required elements of a HazCom program
  • How hazardous chemicals are identified
  • Labels and warnings for hazardous chemicals
  • The definition, purpose, and contents of a material safety data sheet
0.16 $20

Course Description

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working near water.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4

Learning Objectives

This module provides the basics for working safely on or near water. When you’ve successfully completed this module, you’ll be able to.

  • Discuss the main hazards of working on or near water
  • Determine when to wear a life jacket or personal flotation device
  • Select the appropriate type of life jacket or personal flotation device for the worker and job
  • Discuss the basics of working safely on boats
0.5 $20

Course Description

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working in a confined space.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4

Learning Objectives

This module provides information to help you safely work within a confined space.

When you’ve successfully completed this module, you’ll be able to.

  • Define a confined space
  • Identify the hazards associated with a confined space
  • Discuss best practices for working safely within a confined space
0.21 $20

Course Description

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working at night.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4

Learning Objectives

This module briefly covers basic health and safety aspects of working at night. When you complete this module, you’ll have an understanding of.

  • Methods for improving visibility during night operations
0.4 $20

Course Description

This module focuses on the use of personal protective equipment including physical protection, hearing protection, and improved visibility.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4.

Learning Objectives

When you’re done with this module, you’ll have an understanding of the following.

  • The need for PPE
  • The employer’s responsibility regarding PPE
  • Your responsibility regarding PPE
  • Head protection PPE
  • Face and eye protection PPE
  • Hearing protection PPE
  • Hand and arm protection PPE
  • Foot and leg protection PPE
  • Body protection PPE
  • Reflective clothing PPE
0.24 $20

Course Description

This module focuses on the use of personal protective equipment including physical protection, hearing protection, and improved visibility.

Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.

Learning Objectives

When you’re done with this module, you’ll have an understanding of the following.

  • The need for PPE
  • The employer’s responsibility regarding PPE
  • Your responsibility regarding PPE
  • Head protection PPE
  • Face and eye protection PPE
  • Hearing protection PPE
  • Hand and arm protection PPE
  • Foot and leg protection PPE
  • Body protection PPE
  • Reflective clothing PPE
0.24 $20

Course Description

Although the specific design and size of equipment may vary greatly at different mines, the basic type and function of both mobile and stationary equipment remain the same. Therefore, this module offers an introduction to equipment common to most surface mining operations.

Learning Objectives

When you’re finished with this module, you’ll have an understanding of.

  • Mobile and stationary mining equipment
  • Types of excavators
  • Types of conveyors
0.2 $20

Package Description

Welcome to the Surface Miner Training curriculum.

Our Surface Miner Training provides over 8 hours of MSHA Part 46 compliancy training. This package includes.

– Over 8 hours of training.

– 27 training modules based on MSHA’s Part 46 requirements.

– A quick and easy way to deliver required training.

– Access to electronic printable tests and answer guides.

– Award winning training (1st Place at MSHA’s 2008 TRAM Conference).

This curriculum is designed in compliance with federal requirements to offer miners of all experience levels a useful, comprehensive, and effective training tool. In accordance with federal regulations, this interactive material must be administered in conjunction with supervised, on – site training as part of an approved training plan.

The information provided in this course is based on extensive industry research, insights from experienced miners, and MSHA best practices.

Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with a valuable learning experience that inspires good judgment and safe work habits for many years of safe mining.

This training program is organized as a hierarchy of grouped information based on the Part 46 requirements. Using this slide as an example, the structure is arranged as follows.

Actual training content resides within modules as a series of chapters containing related material ultimately presented in an interactive slide format.

The training content in each module begins with a set of learning objectives and concludes with an interactive and scored knowledge assessment. Other non – scored assessments may be distributed throughout longer modules.

The Surface Miner Training curriculum parallels the required and suggested topics outlined in the Part 46 federal regulations addressing miner training. These key topics are grouped into the following nine activities that make up the Surface Miner Training curriculum.

  • Introduction to the Mining Environment
  • Hazard Recognition and Avoidance
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Health and Safety Aspects of Tasks and Operations
  • Hazard Reporting Rules and Procedures
  • Statutory Rights of Miners
  • Line of Authority
  • Respiratory Devices
  • First Aid

Outline:

The Introduction to the Mining Environment activity offers an introduction to mining and covers the following information.

  • Definition of mining
  • Surface mining development, operations, and reclamation
  • Physical characteristics of a surface mine
  • Typical surface mining equipment

The Hazard Recognition and Avoidance activity provides an overview of hazards common to surface mining operations as well as general steps one can take to avoid them. Here, hazards are defined as situations which result in property damage, illness, serious injury, or death.

Categories of hazards discussed here include the following.

  • Environmental hazards
  • Equipment hazards
  • Physical hazards
  • Chemical hazards

The Emergency Procedures activity explains procedures to follow in a mine site during an emergency situation. It will focus on the following topics.

  • Types of emergencies
  • Emergency procedures
  • Fire and firefighting procedures
  • Warning signals, evacuation, and reporting

The Health and Safety Aspects of Tasks and Operations activity highlights health and safety standards and best practices for tasks and operations common to surface mines.

Tasks and operational elements covered here include.

  • Preventing accidents
  • Working around equipment
  • Maintaining and repairing equipment
  • Working in a confined space
  • Working on or near water
  • Working at night
  • Working with chemicals
  • Working with electricity
  • Working with explosives

The Hazard Reporting Rules and Procedures activity discusses the general process for reporting hazardous conditions as well as immediately reportable accidents and injuries.

The Statutory Rights of Miners activity outlines the rights of miners and their representatives as granted by the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977.

The Line of Authority activity reviews and describes the general line of authority and responsibilities of supervisors and miners’ representatives. The role and responsibility of designated safety personnel is also discussed.

The Respiratory Devices activity presents information on the proper use and maintenance of the types of respirators commonly used at surface mining operations. It will address the following topics.

  • Respirators
  • Escape respirators
  • Self – contained self – rescuers

The First Aid activity covers a range of first aid topics intended to offer a functional understanding of and responses to common health conditions, injuries, and emergencies. This information is grouped into the following categories.

  • First steps for all situations
  • First aid for emergencies
  • First aid for common injuries
8.58 $150

Course Description

This module offers an overview of the types of mining, the lifecycle of a mine, and general mining operations.

Learning Objectives

When you’ve completed this module, you’ll have an understanding of.

  • The various types of surface and underground mines
  • How mines are developed and ultimately reclaimed
  • The basic extraction and processing operations at a surface mine
0.15 $20

Course Description

This module summarizes the general rules and procedures a miner should follow when reporting hazards to supervisors and to MSHA.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.7

Learning Objectives

When you’re done with this module, you will have an understanding of.

  • General surface mining site rules
  • MSHA hazard reporting procedures
  • Procedures for immediately reportable accidents and injuries
0.1 $20

Course Description

This module summarizes the rights of miners and their representatives as well as miners’ specific legal responsibilities as granted by the Mine Act.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.5

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, you’ll have an understanding of the following.

  • Your right to protection from retaliation for filing complaints and refusing to work in unsafe conditions
  • Your right to request and participate in mine inspections
  • Your rights relative to the development of safety standards and access to information
  • Your legal responsibilities as a miner
0.13 $20

Course Description

This module provides overview of respirators, including the need for respirators, the types of respirators available, the proper use of respirators, and proper treatment of respirators, including washing and storage.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.c.1

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to.

  • Explain what a respirator is
  • List two main types of respirators
  • Explain how to select the respirator to use at a particular job site
  • Explain the type of protection each type of respirator provides
  • State who certifies respirators for use
  • Explain what an APF is
  • List some considerations for proper respirator fit
  • Explain how to wash and sanitize a respirator
  • Explain how to store a respirator
0.35 $20

Course Description

This module reviews the major causes of accidents at surface mines and covers fundamental best practices for accident prevention, including fall prevention, safe equipment operation, proper lifting methods, and dealing with stress and fatigue.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you’ll have an understanding of.

  • The major causes of mining accidents
  • The SLAM and SMART methods of accident prevention
  • Keeping the work area clean
  • Dealing with stress and fatigue
  • How to prevent slips, trips, and falls
  • Proper material handling methods
0.16 $20

Course Description

This module reviews common physical hazards at surface mines including electricity, noise, and explosives.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.2.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this module, you’ll have an understanding of physical hazards associated with.

  • Working around high voltage power lines
  • Exposure to excessive noise
  • Use of explosives at a mine
  • Fire emergencies
  • Welding operations
0.18 $20

Course Description

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when operating and maintaining equipment.
Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4

Learning Objectives

This module addresses common scenarios and best practices for safely maintaining and repairing equipment.

When you’ve completed this module, you’ll be able to discuss the health and safety aspects of maintaining and repairing equipment including.

  • Maintaining and repairing vehicles
  • Working in the shop
  • Immobilizing equipment
  • Using hand tools and power tools
  • Cutting and welding
0.2 $20

Course Description

This module describes the general line of authority at a mine including the responsibilities of supervisors, miners’ representatives, and designated safety personnel.

Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.6

Learning Objectives

This module describes the general line of authority at a mine including the responsibilities of supervisors, miners’ representatives, and designated safety personnel.

When you’re done with this module, you’ll be able to.

  • Identify your main responsibility as a miner
  • Discuss the responsibilities of supervisors and safety personnel
  • Explain how miners’ representatives are selected and discuss their key functions
0.1 $20

Course Description

This module provides an overview of the Hazard Recognition and Avoidance activity of the Surface Miner Training curriculum. Here, we’ll define and categorize hazardous situations as well as offer some universal rules for avoiding danger at an active mining operation.

Learning Objectives

When you’re finished with this module, you’ll be able to.

  • Define a hazard
  • Discuss the basic types of hazards present on – site
  • Apply some universal rules for keeping yourself and others safe while at a surface mine
0.8 $20

Course Description

This module illustrates the physical characteristics common to most surface mines.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you’ll be able to.

  • Identify the main physical features of surface mines
  • Define the angle of repose and discuss why it is critical to mine safety
  • Discuss the use of berms at surface mines
0.8 $20

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