Part 46 regulates the training and retraining of miners engaged in shell dredging or employed at sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, surface limestone, marble, granite, sandstone, slate, shale, traprock, kaolin, cement, feldspar, and lime mines only. Part 48 is for all other mines not listed above to include coal and metal mines.
If you are a contractor and will be working a multiple mines it is best to obtain the Part 48 certification. This will allow you to work on all Part 48 and Part 46 mines in the US. With just a Part 46 certification you can not work on Part 48 mine sites.
Absolutely! As long as the training company has taken the necessary steps to obtain approval. Under Part 46 you are responsible for your own MSHA training and must have an MSHA approved training plan before you take our course. If you already have a training plan then all you need to do is add "Computer based module" to your plan under Teaching Methods in each section. You will then need to send us a copy of your plan so we can ensure it corresponds with our training course. If you don't have a training plan, we can send you an approved template that you can complete and customize for your company.
Under Part 48, you will receive training under our approved training plan. If you need Part 48 training you are not required to have your own plan. Our Cooperative training plan has been approved by MSHA to conduct Part 48 training online.
There are several companies conducting MSHA New Miner training online; however, if you read their fine print they are not providing the full 24 hours of training. Most offer only four or eight hours of the 24 hours required by MSHA. We are one of only a few companies to offer the complete 24 hours of training online. Our training covers all the mandatory subjects required by MSHA plus additional safety subjects that are mining related . Most of these other companies are training companies that have no mining experience. We have 20 plus years of mine safety experience and MSHA training is our specialty. When you finish our course, your instructor will complete a MSHA Form 5000-23 certificate and email it to you within the next business day. This will allow you to work on mine property right away.
We do not sign training certificates under Part 46 because MSHA does not allow us to. Under Part 46 your company is responsible for your own MSHA training program. Your company must have a MSHA training plan and you must designate a company person on your plan to certify the training certificate. The person listed on your training plan as the person responsible for Health and Safety is the only person permitted to sign training certificates. The following paragraph is from MSHA's Program Policy Manual stating this.
"The person who has been designated by the operator or independent contractor as responsible for health and safety training is required to certify, by signature, that training has been completed. This should not be confused with the "competent person" who conducts the training. For example, a state, vocational school or cooperative instructor listed in a training plan may conduct the training and be recorded as the competent person for each subject they teach. The person, who is designated as the person responsible for Part 46 training, as indicated on the training plan, must certify that the training was completed."
We do certify Part 48 training certificates when you complete your course. Part 48 training is conducted under our approved MSHA Cooperative training plan.
Yes, under Part 46 only. MSHA only requires the person conducting training under Part 46 to meet their competent person definition. Section46.2(b) defines “competent person” as a person designated by the production-operator or independent contractor who has the ability, training, knowledge, or experience to provide training to miners in his or her area of expertise.
This allows you to provide job specific training to your employees that you can count towards New Miner training. This is why we offer several New Miner courses ranging from 4 to 24 hours. Some of our clients like the flexibility of conducting some of their own training. If you choose this option we ensure the training you provide is properly documented.
All Part 48 training must be taught by a certified MSHA instructor.
Our courses have short multiple choice quizzes after each section. MSHA requires this as a way for us to evaluate your learning. If you pay attention to the training videos and review all of the material like you should, then you will pass the quizzes. As long as you are reviewing all of the learning material, you will pass our course. We understand some individuals struggle with tests so we can work with you on a one-on-one basis.
Once you complete your 24 hours of New Miner training your certification lasts for 12 months. Within 12 months you are required to complete an 8-hour refresher course to maintain your certification. We offer both Part 46 and Part 48 refresher courses.
Yes. MSHA requires your company to have a training plan under Part 46 before you take one of our courses. If you need a training plan please contact us and we can send you a training plan template that is specific to our courses. If you already have a plan, Mine Safety Campus must be added to your training plan as a competent trainer. If you are conducting some of your own training then your training plan must also reflect this. If you would like help with your training plan just ask and we would be happy to help. If you would like us to develop and customize a training plan for your company we can do so for a minimal charge.
Part 48 training can be conducted using our cooperative training plan. If you are training under Part 48 and plan to work on Part 46 mine sites you must have your own Part 48 training plan.
Only if you took your previous training with us. MSHA does not have a database of all miners that were previously trained. The only person you can get that certificate from is the person that conducted your training. Unfortunately, If you can not find a previous certificate and you can not prove that you have previously had the new miner training, you will have to take it again.
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