TOPICS TO BE COVERED UNDER 30 CFR PART 46 ANNUAL REFRESHER TRAINING – 2014

PROVIDED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STANDARDS

 

SUBJECT

APPROX. TIME

Introduction and Pre-test

½ hour

Lockout / Tagout

½ hour

Fall Protection

½ hour

Fatality Reviews

½ hour

Hazard Communication / Global Harmonization

½ hour

Hazard Recognition – what is right or wrong?

½ hour

First Aid

½ hour

Noise / Hearing Conservation

½ hour

Diseases associated with Outdoor Work

½ hour

Operating under the Influence

½ hour

Machine Guarding

½ hour

Hazard Awareness

½ hour

Top MSHA Citations / Accidents

¼ hour

Bins and Hoppers

¼ hour

Powered Haulage

½ hour

Post-test, Review and Evaluation   

½ hour

 

Please note that the total length of the topics listed above is 7.5 hours even though, at a minimum, eight hours of annual refresher training is required by MSHA.

The training being provided by the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards does not include instruction on changes at each individual mine that could adversely affect the miner’s health and safety. This portion of the required training is being left to the individual mine operator.

Teaching methods used by the Department of Labor Standards will include lectures, discussion, videos, and PowerPoint presentations.

To determine the effectiveness of the training, quizzes will be given.