What is msha certification

what is msha certification

MSHA

As a provider of MSHA training and safety certification courses, Miller Safety Consulting (MSC) provides the necessary training in order for you to meet all of your compliance needs.

MSC provides robust safety training and consulting services to government and corporate entities. MSC offers MSHA-approved training and education.

Who and What Is MSHA?

The primary goal of MSHA aka Mine Safety and Health Administration is to promote safe and healthful work environments for the nation’s miners by preventing death, disease, and injury from mining.

In accordance with  The Mine Act. two times a year or more, MSHA inspectors are required to inspect each surface mine. Underground mines are to be inspected four times a year (seasonal or irregular operations require less frequent inspections) to conclude whether there is compliance with health and safety standards or with any citation, order, or decision issued under The Mine Act and whether an imminent danger exists. Should any violations of safety or health standards be found, MSHA inspectors will issue citations to the mine operators.

What Our MSHA Training Course Includes

Landmark events such as the Que Creek mine rescue and the Sago mine disaster have dramatically changed the federal agency’s focus on training within the industry. Miller Safety offers focused training to accommodate both the agency’s concerns for training along with the time demands of the mine site operators in order to focus on specific mine site hazards and time constraints to qualify workers under the law.

We cover New Miner Training Program (24 hrs), Experienced Miner Training Program (8 hrs), Task Training, and Annual Refresher Training Program (8 hrs). We teach classes through lecture, discussion, demonstrations, and audio/video aids.

Pricing

Our 24 hour programs are $500 and the 8 hour programs are $250. Special pricing is available for large groups.

New Miner Training Program

  • Each new miner will receive 24 hours of training as prescribed in this section.
    • Statutory rights of miners and their representatives under the Act; authority and responsibility of supervisors
    • Self-rescue and respiratory devices
    • Transportation controls and communication systems
    • Introduction to work environment
    • Escape and emergency evacuation plans; fire warning and firefighting
    • Ground control; working in areas of highwalls, water hazards, pits and spoil banks; illumination and night work
    • Health
    • Hazard recognition
    • Electrical hazards
    • First aid
    • Explosives
    • Health and safety aspects of the tasks to which the new miner will be assigned

Experienced Miner Training Program

  • Each experienced miner will receive the training prescribed in this section before beginning work duties. When an experienced miner returns to mining after an absence of 5 years or more, the miner will receive at least 8 hours of training.
    • Introduction to work environment
    •   Mandatory health and safety standards
    • Authority and responsibilities of supervisors and miners' representatives
    • Transportation controls and communication systems
    • Escape and emergency evacuation plans; firewarning and firefighting
    • Ground control; working in areas of highwalls, water hazards, pits and spoil banks; illumination and night wor
    • Hazard recognition
    • Prevention of accidents
    • Emergency medical procedures
    • Health
    • Health and safety aspects of the tasks to which the experienced miner is assigned

Task Training Program

  • Section 48.27 (a) Miners
    • These miners will not be allowed to perform new tasks without direction and immediate supervision until they have demonstrated safe work procedures to the operator or the operator's agent.
    • List of Task Assignments: Mobile Equipment Operators, Drilling, Haulage, Ground Control, and Blasting Operations
      • Health and safety aspects and safe operating procedures for work tasks, equipment or machinery
      • Supervised practice during nonproduction or supervised operation during production
      • New or modified machines and equipment
  • Section 48.27 (c) Miners
    • Miners assigned a new task not covered in Section 48.27(a) will be instructed in the safety and health aspects and safe work procedures of the task, prior to performing such task.
    • Safety and health aspects and safe work procedures of the task

      Annual Refresher Training Program

      • Each miner will receive a minimum of 8 hours of annual refresher training. However, the time spent for each course may vary to meet specific needs, such as changes in mining conditions, accident history or other safety and health problems.
      • Predicted time of each session of refresher training is dependent on clients needs
      • Predicted length of each session of refresher training is 8 hour session.
        • Mandatory health and safety standards
        • Transportation controls and communication
        • Escape and emergency evacuation plans; firewarning and
        • Ground control; working in areas of highwalls, water hazards, pits and spoil banks; illumination and night work
        • First aid
        • Electrical hazards
        • Prevention of accidents
        • Health
        • Explosives Self-rescue and respiratory devices
      http://www.millersafety.com/msha what is msha certification

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