MSHA Part 48 (B) New Miner Training Course


The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Part 48 New Miner Training course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements to keep workers, contractors, and field representatives safe while working at a mine.  MSHA Part 48 regulations require workers to complete a minimum of 24-Hours of Training prior to entering a mine site

* Part 48 applies to all underground mines and all other surface mines that are not included in Part 46.

* Part 46 applies to the following types of mines: sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, surface limestone, colloidal phosphate, or shell dredging operations.


Upon completion of this miners' safety training course, successful students will demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the hazards associated with working at a mine site and be able to minimize the risks.


The MSHA Part 48 New Miner Training course will cover the following topics:

  • Instruction to the 1977 Mine Act
  • Self-Rescue and Respiratory Devices
  • Transportation Controls and Communications
  • Introduction to the Work Environment
  • Escape and Emergency evacuation procedures
  • Ground Control; Working in Areas of Highwalls, Water Hazards, Pits and Spoil Banks; Illumination and Night Work
  • Dust and Noise Health
  • Hazard Awareness
  • Electrical Risks
  • First Aid
  • Explosives Storage, Transportation, Hazards and Safety Procedures
  • New miner health and safety tasks


Attendees will be required to attend full learning hours and achieve a passing score on all tests and assessments.  On successful completion of this New Miner Training, students will receive a 5000-23 MSHA certificate which is valid for 12 months.

Who Should Attend?

New Miners, maintenance personnel, independent contractors, manufacturers field representatives of anyone exposed to the hazards of mining operations.

Suggested Progression

Part 48 Refresher training will be required on an annual basis.


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