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No later than 60 days after beginning work, a new miner must receive training in:

Instruction and demonstration on the use, care, and maintenance of self-rescue and respiratory devices, if used at the mine.

A review of first aid methods.

No later than 90 days after beginning work, a new miner must receive the balance of the 24 hours   training.

Newly-Hired Experienced Miner Training ('46.6)

Unlike new miner training, newly hired experienced miner training does not need to have a minimum number of hours. Newly hired experienced miners must receive training in the same subjects as a new miner before beginning work.  No later than 60 days after beginning work these miners must also receive instruction and demonstration on the use, care, and maintenance of self-rescue and respiratory devices, if used at the mine.

New Task Training ('46.7)

New task training must address the safety and health aspects and safe work procedures specific to that task.  Task training must be provided to miners when they are reassigned to a new task in which they have no previous experience, and where a change has occurred in an assigned task that affects their health and safety.  Practice under the close observation of a competent person may be used to fulfill the requirement for task training.

Annual Refresher Training ('46.8)

Each miner must receive eight hours of refresher training at least once every 12 months.  

Annual refresher training must include instruction on changes at the mine that could adversely affect the miner’s health or safety.  Refresher training must also address health and safety subjects relevant to mining operations at the mine.  Recommended subjects are listed in the regulation at '46.8.

Site-Specific Hazard Awareness Training ('46.11)

AS A REMINDER: A miner is any person, including operators or supervisors, who works at a mine and who is engaged in mining operations. This definition includes independent contractors and employees of independent contractors who are engaged in mining operations and any construction worker who is exposed to hazards of mining operations.

You must provide site-specific hazard awareness training to any person who is not a miner but is present at a mine site.

Persons who need site-specific hazard training include:

Office or staff personnel

Scientific workers

Delivery workers and customers including commercial over-the-road truck drivers

Maintenance or service workers who do not work at the mine site for frequent or extended periods

Vendors or visitors

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