MSHA Part 46 Requirements can be confusing. Who needs how much of what by when? This timeline should help clarify the minimum MSHA Part 46 training requirements.
The online training provided by OSHAcampus.com in collaboration with Convergence Training is designed in compliance with MSHA Part 46 regulations. Prior to taking any of these courses, you should confirm which training is required by your employer and that your employer accepts this training as part of an approved training plan.
While these regulations refer to “Miners,” MSHA requires that mining contractors who perform work at surface mines on a regular basis to have all of the same training as a surface miner.
New Miner Training
(30 CFR -46.5)
A person beginning employment as a miner or an independent contractor performing work at a mine is considered a New Miner.
New Miners require a minimum of 24 hours of training in 9 subjects within their first 90 days of employment.
Newly Hired Experienced Miner Training
(30 CFR – 46.6)
A newly hired person who has completed 24 hours of New Miner training with at least 12 cumulative months of surface mining experience is considered a Newly Hired Experienced Miner.
For practical purposes, we’ve combined this category with New Miner Training, since many mine operators train all new hires as New Miners..