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Surface Mine Development, Operations, and Reclamation (MSHA)

This module offers an overview of the types of mining, the lifecycle of a mine, and general mining operations. When you've completed this module, you'll have an understanding of: The various types of surface and underground mines, how mines are developed and ultimately reclaimed, and  the basic extraction and processing operations at a surface mine.

General Physical Characteristics of Surface Mines (MSHA)

This module illustrates the physical characteristics common to most surface mines. By the end of this module, you'll be able to: Identify the main physical features of surface mines, define the angle of repose and discuss why it is critical to mine safety, and discuss the use of berms at surface mines.

Typical Surface Mining Equipment (MSHA)

Although the specific design and size of equipment may vary greatly at different mines, the basic type and function of both mobile and stationary equipment remain the same. Therefore, this module offers an introduction to equipment common to most surface mining operations. When you're finished with this module, you'll have an understanding of: Mobile and stationary mining equipment, types of excavators, and types of conveyors.

Hazard Overview (MSHA)

This module provides an overview of the Hazard Recognition and Avoidance activity of the Surface Miner Training curriculum. Here, we’ll define and categorize hazardous situations as well as offer some universal rules for avoiding danger at an active mining operation. When you're finished with this module, you'll be able to: Define a hazard, discuss the basic types of hazards present on-site, and apply some universal rules for keeping yourself and others safe while at a surface mine.

Environmental Hazards (MSHA)

This module provides an overview of environmental hazards common to surface mines. Reference:  30 CFR Part 46.5.b.2 When you're finished with this module, you'll be able to identify and avoid hazards associated with: Dangerous weather conditions, airborne particulates and fumes, unsafe ground conditions, and bodies of water near industrial processes.

Equipment Hazards (MSHA)

This module discusses how to recognize and avoid hazards associated with mobile equipment and stationary machinery on the job site. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.2 This module will prepare you to recognize and avoid the following hazards: Mobile equipment hazards related to traffic patterns, blind spots, and pinch points, Stationary equipment hazards produced by moving machine parts, and insufficient guarding, and ejected material.

Physical Hazards (MSHA)

This module reviews common physical hazards at surface mines including electricity, noise, and explosives. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.2 At the completion of this module, you'll have an understanding of physical hazards associated with: Working around high voltage power lines, exposure to excessive noise, use of explosives at a mine, fire emergencies, and welding operations.

Chemical Hazards (MSHA)

This module discusses ways to recognize and avoid chemical hazards present at a working mine. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.2 By the end of this module, you'll be able to: Define what a chemical hazard is, Discuss the requirements of a HazCom program, and identify the basic steps of an Emergency Spill Response Plan.

Emergency Procedures (MSHA)

This module explains procedures to follow during an emergency situation, including emergency procedures, warning signals, evacuations, and reporting, as well as specific procedures to follow during fires. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.3 By the end of this module, you should be able to:

·         List some general categories of emergencies that can occur at a mine site

·         Explain what to do during an emergency involving equipment damage

·         Explain what to do during an emergency involving personal injury

·         Explain what to do during an emergency involving fire

·         Explain what to do during other emergencies

·         Explain the four types of fires (A, B, C, and D)

·         Explain the different types of fire extinguishers and the fires they put out

·         Explain the PASS system for using a fire extinguisher

·         Explain how to respond to warning signals at work

·         Explain what to do during an evacuation at work

·         Explain the reporting procedure for emergencies at work

Preventing Accidents (MSHA)

This module reviews the major causes of accidents at surface mines and covers fundamental best practices for accident prevention, including fall prevention, safe equipment operation, proper lifting methods, and dealing with stress and fatigue. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4

By the end of this module, you'll have an understanding of:

·         The major causes of mining accidents

·         The SLAM and SMART methods of accident prevention

·         Keeping the work area clean

·         Dealing with stress and fatigue

·         How to prevent slips, trips, and falls

·         Proper material handling methods

Working Around Equipment (MSHA)

This module focuses on the use of personal protective equipment including physical protection, hearing protection, and improved visibility. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4

When you're done with this module, you'll have an understanding of the following:

·         The need for PPE

·         The employer's responsibility regarding PPE

·         Your responsibility regarding PPE

·         Head protection PPE

·         Face and eye protection PPE

·         Hearing protection PPE

·         Hand and arm protection PPE

·         Foot and leg protection PPE

·         Body protection PPE

·         Reflective clothing PPE

Maintaining and Repairing Equipment (MSHA)

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when operating and maintaining equipment. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4 This module addresses common scenarios and best practices for safely maintaining and repairing equipment.

When you've completed this module, you'll be able to discuss the health and safety aspects of maintaining and repairing equipment including:

·         Maintaining and repairing vehicles

·         Working in the shop

·         Immobilizing equipment

·         Using hand tools and power tools

·         Cutting and welding

Working in a Confined Space (MSHA)

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working in a confined space. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4 This module provides information to help you safely work within a confined space.

When you've successfully completed this module, you'll be able to: Define a confined space, Identify the hazards associated with a confined space, and discuss best practices for working safely within a confined space.

Working on or Near Water (MSHA)

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working near water. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4 This module provides the basics for working safely on or near water.  When you've successfully completed this module, you'll be able to:

·         Discuss the main hazards of working on or near water

·         Determine when to wear a life jacket or personal flotation device

·         Select the appropriate type of life jacket or personal flotation device for the worker and job

·         Discuss the basics of working safely on boats

Working at Night (MSHA)

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working at night. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4 This module briefly covers basic health and safety aspects of working at night. When you complete this module, you'll have an understanding of methods for improving visibility during night operations.

Working with Chemicals (MSHA)

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working with chemicals. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4

By the end of this module, you'll have a functional understanding of:

·         Best practices for working around hazardous chemicals

·         The required elements of a HazCom program

·         How hazardous chemicals are identified

·         Labels and warnings for hazardous chemicals

·         The definition, purpose, and contents of a material safety data sheet

Working with Electricity (MSHA)

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working with electricity. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4

When you're done with this module, you should have a basic understanding of the health and safety aspects of:

·         Working safely around power lines

·         Preparing for work on electricity

·         Testing electrical circuits

·         Locking-out and tagging-out electrical circuits

·         Using extension cords

·         Working with batteries

Working with Explosives (MSHA)

This module provides an overview of health and safety aspects of tasks related to hazards when working with explosives. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4 When you've successfully completed this module, you'll be able to discuss best practices for working around explosives and steps to take for ensuring the security of explosives inventories.

Rights and Legal Responsibilities of Miners (MSHA)

This module summarizes the rights of miners and their representatives as well as miners' specific legal responsibilities as granted by the Mine Act. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.5

Upon completion of this module, you'll have an understanding of the following:

·         Your right to protection from retaliation for filing complaints and refusing to work in unsafe conditions

·         Your right to request and participate in mine inspections

·         Your rights relative to the development of safety standards and access to information

·         Your legal responsibilities as a miner

Site Rules and Hazard Reporting (MSHA)

This module summarizes the general rules and procedures a miner should follow when reporting hazards to supervisors and to MSHA. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.7 When you're done with this module, you will have an understanding of: General surface mining site rules, MSHA hazard reporting procedures, and procedures for immediately reportable accidents and injuries.

Respirators (MSHA)

This module provides overview of respirators, including the need for respirators, the types of respirators available, the proper use of respirators, and proper treatment of respirators, including washing and storage. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.c.1

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

·         Explain what a respirator is

·         List two main types of respirators

·         Explain how to select the respirator to use at a particular job site

·         Explain the type of protection each type of respirator provides

·         State who certifies respirators for use

·         Explain what an APF is

·         List some considerations for proper respirator fit

·         Explain how to wash and sanitize a respirator

·         Explain how to store a respirator

Escape Respirators and SCSRs (MSHA)

This module explains the different types of escape respirators, including self-contained self-rescuers (SCSRs), what they are intended for, how to use them, and how to care for them. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.c.1

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

·         Explain what an escape respirator is

·         List the two main types of escape respirators

·         Explain typical hazardous atmospheres that call for escape respirators

·         Explain what a self-contained self-rescuer is

·         Explain how to select an appropriate escape respirator

·         Explain how to inspect a self-contained self-rescuer

·         Explain how to don a self-contained self-rescuer

·         Explain how to care for a self-contained self-rescuer

First Steps in All First Aid Situations (MSHA)

This module explains the importance of calling 9-1-1 in an emergency situation, the first five things a person should do when giving first aid in any emergency situation, how to perform artificial respiration and CPR, and how to use an automated external defibrillator. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.c.2

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

·         Explain the "DR. ABC" method of providing emergency first aid

·         Explain what artificial respiration is, when to perform it, and how to perform it

·         Explain what CPR is, when to use it, and how to use it

·         Explain what an AED is, when to use one, and how to use one

First Aid for Emergencies (MSHA)

This module explains how to recognize the symptoms of and provide first aid in various life-threatening emergency situations, including cardiac emergencies (other than cardiac arrest which is covered in The First Steps in All First Aid Situations course”, shock, stroke, poisoning, and more. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.c.2

By the end of this module, you should be able to explain the symptoms of and the steps of providing first aid for:

·         Cardiac emergencies including heart attack and cardiac arrest

·         Shock

·         Breathing emergencies, including choking

·         Stroke

·         Blood loss, amputations, protruding intestines, sucking chest wounds, and internal bleeding

·         Head, neck, spine, and back injuries

·         Seizures

·         Loss of consciousness

·         Poisoning

·         Drug overdose and abuse

·         Diabetic emergencies, including hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia

First Aid for Common Injuries (MSHA)

This module will provide an introduction to first aid for common injuries and illnesses. The injuries and illnesses in this module typically do not require calling 9-1-1, though exceptions are called out in this module. Most do require getting the victim to medical care after performing first aid, however.

By the end of this module, you should be able to explain the symptoms of and the steps of providing first aid for:

·         Concussions

·         Injuries to the eyes

·         Burns

·         Fractured and dislocated bones

·         Bites

·         Environmental emergencies such as heatstroke, hypothermia, and dehydration

Using Personal Protective Equipment (MSHA)

This module focuses on the use of personal protective equipment including physical protection, hearing protection, and improved visibility. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.4

When you're done with this module, you'll have an understanding of the following:

·         The need for PPE

·         The employer's responsibility regarding PPE

·         Your responsibility regarding PPE

·         Head protection PPE

·         Face and eye protection PPE

·         Hearing protection PPE

·         Hand and arm protection PPE

·         Foot and leg protection PPE

·         Body protection PPE

·         Reflective clothing PPE

Line of Authority (MSHA)

This module describes the general line of authority at a mine including the responsibilities of supervisors, miners' representatives, and designated safety personnel. Reference: 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.6 This module describes the general line of authority at a mine including the responsibilities of supervisors, miners' representatives, and designated safety personnel.

When you're done with this module, you'll be able to:

·         Identify your main responsibility as a miner

·         Discuss the responsibilities of supervisors and safety personnel

·         Explain how miners' representatives are selected and discuss their key functions

 

 


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