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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.

Instruction in the statutory rights of miners and their representatives '46.5(b)(5); '46.6(b)(5)

Course Length:from                                                            to                                                     

Competent Instructor(s)                                                                                                                     

The purpose of this training is to inform the miner of his/her rights under the Federal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1977.

Training Materials:Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (“the Act”)

MSHA-produced booklet, AA Guide to Miner’s Rights and Responsibilities      Under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977@ (Revised 1999),


The Act gives individual miners and their representatives the following rights:

-The right to have a representative of the miners accompany Federal inspectors during inspections at a mine.

-The right to obtain an inspection of a mine where there are reasonable grounds to believe that an imminent danger, or a violation of the Act or a safety or health standard, exists.

-The right to be paid during certain periods of time when a mine or a part of a mine has been closed because of a withdrawal order.

-The right to be protected from discrimination based on the exercise of rights given by the Act.

-The right to receive safety and health training.

-The right to be informed of, and to participate in, enforcement and legal proceedings under the Act.

Discuss any questions or, if necessary, repeat any rights they were unable to follow.

Evaluation:A ten question true and false test.  Return the corrected tests to the miner and discuss any misunderstandings or missed questions.

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