What Is MSHA 48 Training?
The Mine Safety and Health Administration introduced MSHA Part 48 Trainings in 1977 to protect the health and safety of underground and surface miners. Part 48 Training specifically pertains to all surface and underground mining operations, excluding those covered by Part 46 – sand, gravel, stone, crushed stone, limestone, clay, shell dredging, and colloidal phosphate mines.
MSHA 48 Trainings are always conducted by MSHA certified safety instructors and cover all aspects of underground and surface mining. It is no secret that mining has many safety and health risks associated with it, such as accidental explosions, collapses, and respiratory issues. MSHA Part 48 Training requirements address these risks and have been partially responsible for the drop in average miner deaths per day from 242 in 1977 to 29.