What Is MSHA 46 Training?
Stemming from the necessity to ensure the health and safety of miners, the Mine Safety and Health Administration introduced MSHA Part 46 Trainings in 1977. Part 46 Training pertains explicitly to sand, gravel, stone, crushed stone, limestone, clay, shell dredging, and colloidal phosphate surface mining operations.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration requires that each MSHA 46 Training is conducted by a certified safety instructor who is adequately prepared to present on all underground and surface mining aspects. The topics covered in our MSHA Part 46 Training include an overview of surface mining, common health hazards in the mining industry, best practices for communicating about hazards, the basics of mining machinery and equipment, and an overview of mining health and safety standards.
New miners must work in the presence of an experienced miner until