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MSHA Part 46 Training FAQs

How do I know if I need MSHA Part 46 training?

If you work in a surface mine(s) with any of these materials, you must complete this mandatory training: Sand, gravel, stone, crushed stone, sandstone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, marble, granite, slate, shale, traprock, kaolin, cement, feldspar, and limestone.

What is an MSHA Part 46 Training Plan?

As defined by the MSHA Part 46 Code of Federal Regulations, a Training Plan contains effective programs for training new miners and newly hired experienced miners, training miners for new tasks, annual refresher training, and site-specific hazard awareness training. Mine operators regulated by Part 46 must develop and implement a Training Plan.

Are bulk discounts available if several employees need training?

Yes. We offer a tiered pricing schedule for those who want to purchase multiple courses at one time, in any combination, for groups large and small. Get more details or call 1-844-869-2973 to speak with a sales representative on our business accounts team.

If some employees need New Miner training while others need Refresher training, can I still get a bulk discount?

Yes. You can buy these courses in any combination you need to match your workforce's needs. Learn more or call 1-844-869-2973 to speak with a sales representative on our business accounts team.

Are any in-person or classroom sessions needed?

No. Both courses are fully online, meaning employees can take them at their pace and convenience on any internet-enabled device — computer, mobile, or tablet. Trainees can also log in and out as often as necessary — our system saves your place.

How long are these courses?

8 hours.

How do I get my completion certificate?

Each trainee can download their free U.S. Dept. of Labor Certificate of Completion instantly once done. We can also mail a copy for a small fee.

MSHA Part 46 New Miner Online Course

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Designed for new miners who need to satisfy their 8-hour training requirement before beginning mining work under MSHA Part 46 training requirements, this online course satisfies 8 of the 24 hours of mandatory new miner training. Because the course is 8 hours in length, students need to satisfy the remaining 16 hours of training requirements with onsite, mine-specific training as specified by their employers.

MSHA Part 46 Refresher Online Course

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Designed for current mine workers who have already completed an 8-hour Part 46 MSHA New Miner training course plus the mandatory 16 hours of employer-specified training, our online 8-hour MSHA Refresher Course provides further instruction on MSHA regulations and requirements.


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