This course is structured to meet the requirements of MSHA Part 48b Surface New Miner training. This course is intended for the contractor or mine employee that needs the full 24 hours of Part 48b training covering all the mandatory subjects required by MSHA, except a physical mine tour. After satisfactory completion of this course you will receive a MSHA training certificate (5000-23) via email from your instructor.
This course consist of two modules. The first module includes prep work that your instructor assigns to you. This module will consist of training videos, handouts, exercises, presentations, and quizzes. Your instructor will be following your progress as you make your way through this module and is available by instant course messaging at all times.
After you complete module 1, you will receive an invitation via email to login to the virtual classroom to complete your training with your instructor during a specific date and time. These virtual classes are conducted on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays of every week, except on Federal holidays. You will be required to have a working webcam and microphone for this portion of the course. In this module your instructor will expand on some of the topics that you trained on in module one and complete the additional material required by MSHA. Your instructor will ask about your specific job and the mine you will be working at so he can customize the training session for you.
This training will be conducted in accordance with our Part 48 Cooperative training plan. You are not required to have your own training plan unless you will also be working at a Part 46 mine. If you will be working at a Part 46 mine then you will be required your own training plan. We can help you with this.
Will I Get a MSHA Certificate?
Upon completion of the online self-paced portion of the course a generic certificate will be generated. This certificate is only to show completion of the online portion. After you have completed the full 24 hours of training in the virtual classroom, your instructor will email you a certified MSHA Form 5000-23 training certificate. This certificate will show the 24 hours of classroom training has been completed. Block 4 of the certificate, date training was completed, will be left blank by your instructor. MSHA does not consider the training complete until you receive a physical mine tour. Your training is completed once your mine tour is completed.
What Needs To Be Done Before I Can Work On Mine Property?
MSHA requires that you receive a physical mine tour before you can work on mine property. It is recommended that you contact the mine you will be working at to ensure they have an instructor available to conduct your mine tour and complete your certificate. Most of the mining companies are aware of this requirement and have instructors available to conduct your mine tour and complete your certificate. Contact us if you have any questions about this.