Nov. 25, 2014 – Training is an essential part of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) mission to keep miners safe and healthy. In order to do a more effective job of delivering its training resources, MSHA has rearranged its web-based presentation of training materials on workplace safety and health.
The agency’s website says, “Our goal is to help the mining industry develop high-quality training programs, and to strengthen and modernize training through collaboration with industry stakeholders. Federal law requires that all miners receive basic and annual refresher training, and that all mine operators maintain an effective training plan. MSHA provides materials, guidance, and hands-on assistance to help miners and operators meet their training obligations and more. We have gathered many of our materials on this page for your convenience, and will add to them over time. Please make use of these resources and contact us at any time for assistance or to suggest improvements to the training page.”
The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, which shared this info with members, applauds the move, which better positions the agency to assist operators in training, as called for in the 1977 Mine Act.
A link to the MSHA site is here.