This guide is designed to assist mine operators and independent contractors, that are covered by the part 46 regulations, in developing effective and mine specific training programs. The target audience for this guide is the instructors who will be giving part 46 training, and those persons designated by the operator as responsible for part 46 training at the mine.
Use of this guide is strictly voluntary, and you are encouraged to modify or improve the ideas presented or design your own program. The text intentionally avoids educational jargon. Teaching methods were chosen to closely match intuitive methods people use to train employees. Paperwork has been kept to a minimum. Most of the subjects can best be taught on-site or in controlled situations on-the-job.
Each guide leads you in preparing your own class by providing a teaching purpose, suggesting additional teaching materials, a fill-in-the-blank lesson plan, and suggestions for evaluating the effectiveness of the training.
A copy of the guide is found on the MSHA Internet home page at www.msha.gov. The guide can be downloaded and the electronic copy revised for additional space to input your mine specifics. You can also develop your own program using this guide as an outline.
We at MSHA hope you find this guide helpful. In addition, comments and suggestions to improve this guide are welcome.