ATTENTION MASSACHUSETTS MINE OWNERS, OPERATORS OR CONTRACTORS: ANNOUNCEMENT OF PART 46 ANNUAL REFRESHER TRAINING

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have again renewed the MSHA Training Grant for FY2011. Under this agreement, the MA Division of Occupational Safety will assist you in providing the federally mandated annual refresher training in worker safety and health.

The training has been designed to meet the requirements of 30 CFR Part 46 training. To comply with training plan requirements of Part 46 pdf format of msha_train_require.pdf , please ensure that the MA Division of Occupational Safety is listed on your training plan as a training provider. Also, ensure that your plan lists this year's topics. To facilitate this, we have enclosed this list pdf format of msha_train_topics.pdf with times for each subject. It can also be used by you for posting to inform your miners or their representatives (as indicated in the enclosed regulation, 30 CFR 46.3 - Training Plans)

We will provide 7.5 hours of refresher training. It will not include changes at individual mines; this part of the training is left up to each mine operator. Certificates will be issued on completion of the training.

As indicated by the calendar pdf format of msha_calendar_2011.pdf , classes are scheduled in different locations during January and February, 2011. Please inform any contractors with whom you work (e.g., electricians, local highway crews, haulers) of these upcoming trainings, so as many workers as possible can receive the training.

From the attached schedule pdf format of msha_calendar_2011.pdf , please select date(s) and site(s). Please indicate your first and second choices. Indicate the number, names and job titles of those who will be attending. We will advise you if we need to make any changes in scheduling. Sign up early - space is limited. We will confirm attendance. If possible, please carpool, as parking may be limited!

Please ensure that your name, company name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address are included on the registration form. Also, please put the MSHA identification number(s) for all different work locations and approximate number of employees at each location on the form. To notify us of your choice(s), mail or fax the registration form pdf format of MSHA Training Registration Form no later than November 22, 2010 to:

Maxine Garbo
MSHA Program
MA Division of Occupational Safety
1001 Watertown Street
West Newton, MA 02465

Fax: 508- 616-0467

If you have any questions, please call Maxine Garbo at 508-616-0461 or 617-969-7177 x 316.