Mining and MSHA

Mining and MSHA

Course Catalogs
November 21 2023

MSHA Compliance Training Library

The mining industry has many safety hazards, which makes MSHA training essential for employees. Learn more about how MSHA and other mining-related training can help your organization improve compliance and reduce safety incidents. MSHA Training for Safety & Compliance Deliver…

Whitepapers & Guides
October 21 2022

White Paper: Manufacturing Downtime and the Bottom Line

A skilled workforce is essential to preventative maintenance and mitigating costly downtime. This white paper is a critical piece linking the investment of training and technology to shop floor operations and the bottom line for organizations.  In this white paper…

Whitepapers & Guides
May 18 2021

Online MSHA Part 46 and Part 48 Training Guide

Learn everything you need to know about MSHA Part 46 and Part 48 training, including online training. Here’s what you’ll learn: What Is MSHA? What are MSHA Parts 46 and 48? Using online training courses for MSHA Parts 46 and…

Whitepapers & Guides
February 3 2021

White Paper: Why Skill-Based Pay Programs Are Benefiting Industrial…

Learn the key features and benefits of a skill-based pay program The skill-based pay movement got its start in the 1960s when Proctor & Gamble began using the strategy to improve operations in manufacturing plants that required high levels of…

Whitepapers & Guides
February 3 2021

White Paper: The State of Industrial Training in 2019

The State of Industrial Training in 2019 To understand the top training priorities and challenges of industrial businesses, Vector Solutions recently surveyed leaders from a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, chemical processing, power generation, food and beverage and pharmaceutical/biotech. Learn…

Blog
July 31 2019

The Ultimate Guide to MSHA Training Requirements & Online…

Need a better understanding of the mining safety training requirements imposed in the US by MSHA’s Part 46 and Part 48 training regulations? If so, the MSHA Training Requirements guide that you can download from the bottom of this article…

Blog
July 26 2019

What Is an MSHA Part 46 Training Program?

If you’re just becoming aware of the MSHA Part 46 training requirements for surface mines (and people who work at surface mines) in the US, there are a number of new terms to become familiar with. One of those is…

Blog
July 26 2019

What Is an MSHA Part 46 Training Plan?

To help people become better aware of their responsibilities under the MSHA Part 46 safety training requirements for surface mines in the US, we’ve been writing some articles on some of the key ideas and requirements. Recently, for example, we…

Blog
January 15 2019

Mining, Ergonomics & MSDs: An Interview with Jonisha Pollard…

At the most recent MSHA TRAM (Training Resources Applied to Mining) conference, I caught a good presentation by Jonisha Pollard covering ergonomic risk factors in mining that lead to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). I learned much, and figured it would be…

Blog
October 4 2018

Who Is the “Person Responsible for Safety and Health…

In MSHA’s Part 46, the regulation specifies a number of specific roles. One of those roles is the “Person Responsible for Safety and Health Training.” It’s not always obvious what that means, even in a simple case when a mine…

Blog
April 10 2018

Do Contract Construction Workers at Surface Mines Need All…

Consider this hypothetical situation: You’re a construction worker, you’re preparing to work as a contractor at a surface mine covered by the MSHA Part 46 training regulations, and you’ll be building a structure (not at all what comes to your…

Blog
January 12 2018

Who Is the Competent Person for Online MSHA Part…

MSHA requires a “competent person” for all MSHA Part 46 training at surface mines. You probably know that, and our What Is a MSHA Part 46 Competent Person? article explains that general requirement in more detail if you’re interested. But…

Blog
July 3 2017

MSHA Part 46 Training Certification Process

Let’s start by clearing up a source of confusion: there is no MSHA Part 46 certification process. We know people search the Internet for this a lot because tools on Google says it’s true, and we know that a lot…