30 CFR Part 46
Training Program Guide
New Miner Training ('46.5)
Newly-Employed Experienced Miner ('46.6)
The following lesson plan can be used as a model to train miner’s for the indicated part 46 training.
Recognition and avoidance of hazards '46.5(b)(2); '46.6(b)(2)
Course Length:from to
The purpose of this course is to train the miner to recognize potentially hazardous locations, conditions, or procedures. Once a potentially hazardous location, condition, or procedure is identified, discuss or demonstrate how to avoid the hazards.
Potential hazards should be discussed and considered as:
Hazards to the miner.
Hazards to others by the miner’s actions.
Discuss the differences and examples of different kinds of hazards such as:
-exposed “pinch points” and rotating mechanical parts
-releases of energy such as compressed gas, hydraulic lines, energized components, explosives
-environmental such as dust, deep water, high places, slippery areas, welding areas, overhead power lines, etc.
-slips and falls
Training Materials:Company safety rules
Company accident reports
MSHA Hazard Recognition Pamphlet
MSHA-produced publication, “Fatal Accidents Involving Small Crushed
Stone, Sand and Gravel Operations,” OT-41
MSHA Health Hazard Information Cards
Evaluation:Have the miner identify any potential hazards he/she can identify at a work process. Discuss these ideas with the miner and how the miner could avoid being hurt by them.
Take a few minutes to see if you can spot any of the potential causes of an accident in the
Why do you think is a potential cause for an injury?
What events would cause this to happen?
What could you do to prevent this from happening?
Discuss the miner=s responses and offer any additional insights.