Mine Safety and Health Training - Preventing Rock Fall Injuries in Underground Mines

Mine Safety and Health Training - Preventing Rock Fall Injuries in Underground Mines

Areas of Study: Health and Safety

This is a training course for all mine personnel involved in underground mining. It deals with rockfalls and what can be done to prevent them. The course material was developed originally for the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and is compliant with Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulations.

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  • Audience Level:
  • Technical
  • Enrollment:
  • Required
  • Duration:
  • 3 hours

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  • Completion:
  • 20 days
  • CEUs:
  • 0.3 (3 PDHs)

Course Summary

Introduction

This is a training course for all mine personnel involved in underground mining.

The underground miner faces a constant hazard from rockfalls. In order to protect yourself and your co-workers, it is necessary that you understand why rock falls, and what you can do to keep yourself safe.

While the mandates of the mining regulatory agencies are law in the US, they are also comprehensive enough to be considered best practice for mining in countries throughout the world.

The author is a Certified Mine Safety Professional as well as an MSHA Certified Instructor for both surface and underground. This course material was developed originally for the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and is compliant with MSHA regulations.

Content

This course is presented as three learning sessions, using video, text and image content, and an interactive review session of randomly-selected multiple-choice questions. Course duration is equivalent to approximately 3 hours of learning content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply the basic principles of rockfalls and what can be done to create a safe environment for underground mining as expressed by the US Code of Federal Regulations.

Recommended Background

  • High school science.

Elaine T. Cullen, MBA, PhD, CMSP

Elaine Cullen has over 35 years experience working to improve safety and health in mining. She was the Principle Investigator for NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) to develop and evaluate effective safety training and is the creator of 10 safety training videos, nine for the mining industry and one for commercial salmon fishing. She has won numerous national and international awards for her work, including a Telly Award for her documentary on the Sunshine Mine fire that killed 91 miners. She is particularly interested in the power stories have to connect to trainees and convince them to work more safely. She has earned a BA, MBA, and PhD from Gonzaga University, and is a graduate of the Federal Government Womens' Executive Leadership program. She is a Certified Mine Safety Professional, and is also MSHA Certified as an instructor for both surface and underground mining. She owns her own company, Prima Consulting Services, working with customers in various industries to develop effective safety awareness materials for workers.

Trudy Gallinger MA.Ed, Curriciulum Development

Trudy Gallinger has a wide range of experience in the field of education and curriculum development. Working with her partners in Prima Consulting, she has developed numerous training courses for the mining industry, based on the latest teaching/learning startegies. Training in occupational safety, organizational health, leadership, communication, and collaboration has been an important part of her foundation for developing course work. She holds a BA degree in education and an MA.Ed degree in curriculum development.