TOPICS TO BE COVERED UNDER 30 CFR PART 46 ANNUAL REFRESHER TRAINING – 2015

PROVIDED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STANDARDS

SUBJECT

APPROX. TIME

Introduction and Pre-test½ hour
Dust / Silica Exposure½ hour
Hazard Recognition – what is right or wrong?½ hour
Hoisting and Rigging½ hour
Fatality Reviews½ hour
Hazard Communication / Global Harmonization½ hour
Ladder Safety¼ hour
Welding, Cutting and Burning½ hour
First Aid½ hour
Operating under the Influence½ hour
Top MSHA Citations / Accidents½ hour
Traffic Safety½ hour
Machine Guarding¼ hour
Electrical Safety½ hour
Confined Space½ 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.