Essential Education for Miners

The courses below are aimed at individuals who are interested in working at US mines regulated by MSHA.  Individuals with mining experience in other countries, or who have worked in the US mining industry but never met the MSHA training requirements for new miners, will also find these courses helpful as the focus is on the requirements set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR 30) Part 48.

New Miner (Underground)

This is a four-day course and includes both classroom training and field activities conducted at the Edgar Experimental Mine. Upon completion of all course requirements, students will have met Federal requirements for new miner underground training, except for the 8-hour mine specific training that must be completed at the mine where you will be working. Students will receive an MSHA Form 5000-23 certifying that they have completed 32 hours of training for underground mines.

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Target Audience

  • Those interested in working in the mining industry
  • Those with mining experience in other countries who wish to be certified to work in mines in the US
  • People with US mining experience but who have not previously met MSHA Part 48 training requirements.

Objectives

  • Identify hazards typically found at mines
  • Utilize appropriate controls to minimize exposure to hazards

Content

  • Mine Act and Miners’ Rights and Responsibilities
  • Dust and Respiratory Protection
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Transportation and Communications
  • Surface Ground Control
  • Explosives
  • Lock Out / Tag Out
  • Accident Reviews
  • Conveyors and Guarding
  • First Aid
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Electrical Safety
  • Mine Accident Prevention
  • Hazard Communication
  • Self Rescue Devices
  • Mine Gases
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Refuge Chambers
  • Underground Ground Control

This course also includes one half day at the Edgar Experimental Mine. Students learn about the PPE needed to enter an underground mine, how to scale unstable roof conditions, and how to measure air flow rates and quantities.

Duration

  • 32 hours (Four days 8am-5pm) – Attendees are required to complete an additional 8-hours of training at the underground mine where they will be working.

Course Dates

Location

  • EMCIS Main Office – Colorado School of Mines Training Room – 1600 Jackson St Golden, CO 80401

Cost

  • $665.00

Registration

 

Course Enrollment Policies

  • All payment is now completed online via CASHNet. Please follow the link to registration and payment.
  • All course cancellations will be charged a $50 service fee. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to cancel five (5) working days prior to course delivery. Sponsor cancelled courses will be given full refunds. Reservations may be transferred and substitutions may be made at any time without cost penalty.
  • Registration fee includes tuition and all course materials
  • Information regarding course location and directions will be sent to registrants upon receipt of registration form.
  • Registrants are responsible for making their own lodging and travel arrangements. Information on local accommodations will be provided upon receipt of registration form.
  • Mines reserves the right to cancel the course and return registration fees if enrollment is insufficient.

New Miner (Surface)

This is a three-day course and fully meets all Federal requirements for anyone working at a surface mine. No additional training at a mine site is required.  Upon completion of the course, students will receive an MSHA Form 5000-23 certifying that they have completed 24 hours of training for surface mines.

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Target Audience

  • Those interested in working in the mining industry;
  • Those with mining experience in other countries who wish to be certified to work in mines in the U.S.
  • Those with US mining experience but who have not previously met MSHA Part 48 training requirements.

Objectives

  • Identify hazards typically found at mines
  • Utilize appropriate controls to minimize exposure to hazards

Content

  • Mine Act and Miners’ Rights and Responsibilities
  • Dust and Respiratory Protection
  • Confined Space
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Transportation and Communications
  • Surface Ground Control
  • Explosives
  • Lock Out / Tag Out
  • Accident Reviews
  • Conveyors and Guarding
  • First Aid
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Electrical Safety
  • Accident Prevention
  • Hazard Communication
  • Self Rescue Devices
  • Mine Gases

This course includes a discussion, led by EMCIS staff members, of hazards and appropriate controls for each person’s job attending this course. This discussion fulfills the requirement for an additional 4 hours of site specific training.

Duration

  • 24 hours (three days, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Course Dates

Location

  • EMCIS Main office – Colorado School of Mines Training Room – 1600 Jackson St. Golden, CO 80401

Cost

  • $515.00

Registration

Note: This course complies with MSHA regulations for Surface Miners. If an underground certification is desired, you must complete the New Miner Underground course. The underground certification cannot be added at a later date unless the entirety of the New Miner Underground course is completed.

 

Course Enrollment Policies

  • All payment is now completed online via CASHNet. Please follow the link to registration and payment.
  • All course cancellations will be charged a $50 service fee. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to cancel five (5) working days prior to course delivery. Sponsor cancelled courses will be given full refunds. Reservations may be transferred and substitutions may be made at any time without cost penalty.
  • Registration fee includes tuition and all course materials
  • Information regarding course location and directions will be sent to registrants upon receipt of registration form.
  • Registrants are responsible for making their own lodging and travel arrangements. Information on local accommodations will be provided upon receipt of registration form.
  • Mines reserves the right to cancel the course and return registration fees if enrollment is insufficient.

Annual Refresher

The Annual Refresher Course is an 8-hour course and fulfills MSHA’s Part 48 annual training requirement for anyone working at either a surface or underground mine. Upon completion of the course, students will receive an MSHA Form 5000-23 certifying that they have completed 8 hours of annual refresher training for surface, underground or both types of mines, dependent upon the designation indicated on the attendee’s original MSHA Form 5000-23.

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Target Audience

  • Individuals working in the mining industry.
Objectives
  • Identify hazards typically found at mines
  • Utilize appropriate controls to minimize exposure to hazards
  • Successfully don a self rescue device

Content

  • Dust
  • Noise
  • Hazard Communication
  • First Aid
  • Electrical Hazards / Lockout-Tagout / Arc Flash
  • Mine Hazard Recognition and Accident Prevention
  • Ventilation and Mine Gases
  • Conveyor Guarding
  • Self Rescue and Rescue Devices
  • Emergency Evacuation / Refuge Chambers
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Transportation and Communications
  • Ground Control (surface and underground)

Duration

  • 1 day – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course Dates

Location

  • EMCIS Main Office – Colorado School of Mines Training Room – 1600 Jackson St Golden, CO 80401

Cost

  • $205.00

Registration

 

Course Enrollment Policies

  • All payment is now completed online via CASHNet. Please follow the link to registration and payment.
  • All course cancellations will be charged a $50 service fee. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to cancel five (5) working days prior to course delivery. Sponsor cancelled courses will be given full refunds. Reservations may be transferred and substitutions may be made at any time without cost penalty.
  • Registration fee includes tuition and all course materials
  • Information regarding course location and directions will be sent to registrants upon receipt of registration form.
  • Registrants are responsible for making their own lodging and travel arrangements. Information on local accommodations will be provided upon receipt of registration form.
  • Mines reserves the right to cancel the course and return registration fees if enrollment is insufficient.