Good point. If you're getting everything you need, by all means, continue to do
so. But if you're like most of the industry, you're confused by MSHA's dizzying
website, unsure how to interpret the vagaries of Part 46, and frustrated by schedule
limitations of other services.
Here's what you're buying from us:
- AWARD-WINNING TRAINING that covers way more than
the basic MSHA Part 46 requirements
- WORRY-FREE COMPLIANCY TOOLS that either do most of
the work for you or help with necessary resources
- FREEDOM to train your people on-site when it works
- LOWER TRAINING COSTS compared to sending your personnel
to training facilities, waiting for trainers to visit your site, or having to do
all the compliancy research and documentation yourself
- UPDATEABLE AND UPGRADABLE TRAINING software that
will stay current and relevant indefinitely
Don't get us wrong. You'll still have to do some work. But we can make the whole
process easier than anyone else in the industry. Decide for yourself with our samples
and FREE downloads.
8) Do your products satisfy MSHA's Annual Refresher requirements?
Customers are continually asking us if our Surface Miner Training products will
help satisfy MSHA's Part 46 Annual Refresher requirements. Our answer... ABSOLUTELY!
Even though our Surface Miner Training material is based on MSHA's Part 46 Required
topics for New Miners, we've designed both the training material and the
compliancy software to suit a range of user needs including Annual Refresher
First, it's critical for everyone to understand that surface miners and surface
mine contractors are required to have all the same training under Part 46. This
includes Annual Refresher training which MSHA Part 46.8 outlines in two pieces:
- Instruction on changes at the mine that could
adversely affect miners' health or safety; and
- Other health and safety subjects relevant to mining
operations at the mine
So once you've covered Changes at the Mine with your team, you can use any of our
Surface Miner Training modules to address other health and safety subjects relevant
to your team's work at the mine.
With more than 8 hours of computer-based training material to choose from in each
of our Surface Miner Training products, you can select any module at any time to
use as a training tool for Annual Refresher training, weekly safety meetings, or
toolbox talks. You can select relevant modules to help reinforce health and safety
concepts through individual, self-paced computer training or presentations to your
team as a group.
If you need more help understanding Part 46 or how our training products and integrated
compliancy tools can improve safety, save money, and make compliance a breeze, please
let us know. Our goal is not only to sell products, we're committed to improving
the overall quality and effectiveness of training while providing useful information.
Give us a call or send us an email and we'll do our best to match the right products
to your specific needs.
9) What if I need training for multiple job sites or have a large number of employees?
Our Surface Miner Training software can deliver training to multiple workstations
at the same site, or online to a virtually unlimited number of users at an unlimited
number of sites.
Users can work from any internet-enabled PC to connect, take training, and submit
results to the online learning management system. Managers or administrators can
connect and review progress, reports, or print MSHA required documents.
Conact us for more information.
10) I’m a contractor. Do I need to have a training plan?
Yes! Per 30 CFR Part 46.2(e), if you are a person, partnership, corporation, subsidiary
of a corporation, firm, association, or other organization that contracts to perform
services at a shell dredging, sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal
phosphate, or surface limestone mine, then you need Part 46 training and all the
You are considered a miner and must have a written training plan and have eight
hours of annual refresher training.
11) What if I am only on a mine site for limited time and always supervised? Do
I need Part 46 training?
MSHA requires training for any person doing work, maintenance, or anything on a
mine site for an extended period of time or on a frequent basis (more than five
consecutive days or five days out of the year). Also, all mines
have the right to require training even if MSHA doesn’t.