Mining and MSHA

Mining and MSHA

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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…

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October 3 2018

Come See Us at the MSHA-TRAM Conference

One of our favorite conferences to attend is the MSHA Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) conference in Beaver, West Virginia. There’s an undeniable charm to the Mining Academy, everyone on the MSHA staff is super-friendly and helpful, West Virginia…

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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…

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February 10 2018

Equipment You’ll Find at a Typical Surface Mine

The typical surface mine (quarry) has lots of specialized equipment, and each piece has a name that new miners may not be familiar with. To help you get up to speed fast, we've provided a list of common surface mining…

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February 10 2018

Physical Characteristics at a Surface Mine Explained

If you’re new at a surface mine, you’ll notice there’s a lot of specialized language: berm, highwall, pit, and more. If all that lingo has got you longing for understanding, this article is for you. We’re going to explain the…

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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…

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November 1 2017

Additional Mining Safety Training Topics for MSHA Part 46’s…

MSHA Part 46 mandates safety training requirements at surface mines. For more specifics about that, please read our What Is MSHA Part 46? article (a quick side-note: we’ll include a lot of other helpful links to MSHA Part 46-related materials…
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