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Mine Safety and Health Training - Surface Mining

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  • Format: Online Course Tool Tip
  • Application: Health - Safety - Human Resources Tool Tip
  • Audience Level: Technical Tool Tip
  • Certification: EduMine Tool Tip
  • Fee for Certification: $92 Tool Tip
  • Enrollment: Required Tool Tip
  • Version: June 29, 2010 Tool Tip
  • Duration: 4 hours Tool Tip
  • Completion: 20 days Tool Tip
  • CEUs: 0.4 (4 PDHs) Tool Tip
Mine Safety and Health Training - Surface Mining

This is a training course for all mine personnel involved in surface mining and quarrying. 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.

Course Summary

Introduction

This is a training course for all mine personnel involved in surface mining and quarrying.

The course is an overview of the major safety issues pertaining to surface mines and quarries. It is meant to introduce hazards rather than provide in-depth safety training on the many hazards present on a mine site. Because every operation is different, you may not encounter all of the situations presented. There may be others that are specific to your mine that are not included here. If so, you should be made aware of these through training and/or working with an experienced mentor. Your mine is required to provide the training and equipment necessary to keep you as safe as possible while working on the property. It is up to you to learn this information, and to use it.

The video clips used in this training are taken from the NIOSH video "Aggregate Training for the Safety Impaired: Safety Training for Everyone Else". Although the hazards associated with surface mining are presented in a humorous fashion, each of the safety issues presented should be given serious attention. You will watch two new hires, Ted and Slick, who do not take safety seriously, and who suffer the consequences. They learn some valuable lessons from older, wiser miners, on how to keep themselves safe on the job. Your safety is no laughing matter…this training should be used to keep you out of harm's way while you learn how to be a safe, productive worker.

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 four 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 4 hours of learning content.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss specific hazards associated with surface mining and quarrying.
  • Identify potentially hazardous situations associated with surface mining and quarrying.
  • Practice appropriate behavior around transportation and moving equipment.
  • Discuss specific hazards associated with electrical cables and equipment.

Course Requirements

  • 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.