MSHA Part 46 Training Definitions


Type of Training Simplified Definition
New Miner A person beginning employment as a miner or an independent contractor performing work at a mine.

30 CFR § 46.5External Link

Newly Hired Experienced Miner A person who has completed 24 hours of New Miner training with at least 12 cumulative months of surface mining experience.

30 CFR § 46.6External Link

New Task A work assignment or job component requiring specific knowledge or experience that the miner does not currently possess.

30 CFR § 46.7External Link

Annual Refresher Training on changes at the mine or other subjects relevant to mining operations that could adversely affect the miner's health or safety.

30 CFR § 46.8External Link

Site Specific Hazards Instruction on the hazards and emergency procedures at the mine. Required for any person present at the mine who is not a miner, including office or staff personnel, delivery workers, commercial over-the-road truck drivers, construction workers, maintenance/service workers, customers, vendors, or visitors.

30 CFR § 46.11External Link