This course presents an overview of electrical safety in both surface and underground mining applications. The course will cover the responsibilities of both employers and employees in regards to electrical safety where mining is taking place. It will provide an overview of the various electrical hazards a miner may encounter. The course will also cover the best practices associated with electrical safety in order to mitigate the occurrence of accidents.
MSHA divides their regulations into two parts: underground mining and surface mining. Electrical safety requirements for surface and underground mining are outlined in Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR) Parts 56, 57, 75, and 77. Because there is often an overlap in mining regulations, you may see regulations from other sections in 30 CFR referenced within this course.
Every person at a mine site has a responsibility to ensure that health and safety standards are observed at all times. The employer is responsible for providing information, instruction, and supervision to all workers. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all workers are properly trained and are compliant with MSHA and OSHA regulations. And workers are responsible for observing all MSHA and OSHA standards and practicing safe work habits.
To be MSHA compliant your company must have a training plan that is approved by MSHA and administered by a competent person. Your company can use this or any of our courses as part of that plan.
If you are unsure how to write a training plan we can help with our Part 46 Surface Mining Training Plan course and our Part 48 Underground Mining Training Plan course, the only ones like it in the mining industry.
This course is designed to help you achieve a greater understanding of the electrical hazards involved in surface and underground mining, as well as ways to keep yourself and coworkers safe. This course will highlight the regulations that cover mining electrical safety, the training requirements for working with and around electricity at mines, some of the most common mining electrical hazards, and ways to reduce or eliminate hazards.
Who Must Take this Course?
This course is targeted at operators, supervisors, safety personnel, and all other individuals who work at mines.
Every person at a mine site has a responsibility to ensure that health and safety standards are being observed at all times. The employer is responsible for providing information, instruction, and supervision to all workers. This includes proper electrical safety procedure. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that all workers are properly trained and are compliant with MSHA and OSHA regulations. Lastly, workers are responsible for observing all MSHA and OSHA standards and practicing safe work habits.
Our Mining Electrical Safety online training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
Upon successful completion each student will receive Hard copy of completion certificate and can print a wallet card
Continuing education credits?
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Electrical Safety in Mining
- Key Terms
- MSHA Regulations
- NFPA Codes and Standards
- Local Regulations
- Mining Electrical Safety Overview
- Electrical Safety Statistics
- Electrical Safety Training
- Electrical Hazard Analysis
- SLAM Risks
- Electrical Safety Hazards
- Electric Shock
- Arc Flash
- Power Lines
- Additional Hazards
- Maintenance and Service Operations
- Mining Electrical Safety Regulations and Requirements
- Grounding at Metal/Nonmetal Mines
- Electrical Requirements at Surface Mines
- Additional Electrical Requirements at Surface Mines
- Electrical Requirements at Underground Metal/Nonmetal Mines
- Underground Coal Mining Overview
- Underground Coal Mining-Permissible Electrical Equipment
- Underground Coal Mining-Electrical System Map
- Underground Coal Mining-Short Circuit Protection
- Underground Coal Mining-Lightning Arresters
- Underground Coal Mining-Grounding
- Underground Coal Mining-Repairing High-Voltage Lines
- Underground Coal Mining-Disconnect and Cut-off Switches
- Mining Electrical Safety Best Practices
- PPE Requirements-Upper Body
- PPE Requirements-Torso and Lower Body
- Choosing PPE
- Additional PPE Requirements
- Portable Battery and Equipment Inspection
- Site Inspection and Maintenance
- Additional Resources