Safety Diploma Course

MSHA Surface Mining Traffic Patterns & Controls


Surface mines are filled with various hazards and workers should be regulated and trained to remain safe and healthy. Our online course specially deals with Surface Mining Traffic Pattern and Controls where learners are educated about various risks and dangers associated with the movement of heavy machinery, passenger automobiles and general pedestrians in and around surface mines.

Learners are educated about accident prevention methods during transportation activities at surface mines involving haulage equipment.

Governing regulations

The syllabus covered in this course are derived from Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR), Part 56, which prescribes a range of health and safety standards for workers associated with surface mines.

To remain safe in and around surface mines, every worker, notwithstanding the hierarchy, is expected to follow the health and safety standards. Employers are expected to provide instruction, information and supervision to all workers; whereas supervisors are supposed to ensure that all employees are adequately trained and strictly follow OSHA and MSHA regulations. About workers, they have to observe all MSHA and OSHA standards and safe work standards to remain safe and healthy.

To become MSHA compliant, every employer must have a concrete training program which should be approved by MSHA and conducted by a qualified and experienced person. Companies which want to draw safety strategy for workers can consider this course.

Managers and supervisors working in surface mines can approach us to write a comprehensive training plan through our Part 46 Surface Mining Training Plan course, which is the only such course available in the entire mining industry.

Course Overview

MSHA Surface Mines Traffic Patterns and Controls safety course is a well recognized and highly appreciated course for minors and other staff involved in surface mines. With this course, learners are informed about the dangers and risks associated in moving heavy machinery, vehicles carrying workers and pedestrian around surface mines and help them to develop systematic safety plans. As several vehicle-related accidents, injuries and fatalities can be avoided through focusing on safety standards, following rules and regulations and ensuring compliance by all stakeholders, students are trained to acquire such knowledge and working skills to improve safety conditions.

Who Must Take this Course?

Our highly rated Surface Mining Traffic Patterns and Controls safety training course is ideal for supervisors, managers, safety personnel, operators and all others who work at surface mines.

Course Format

This online course of Surface Mining Traffic Patterns & Controls has highly quality content, graphical explanations, audio presentations, self-check questions, and a final exam.

All students who are successful, are provided with a hard-copy of completion certificate and also a printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Successful students will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction
    • Traffic Hazards in Surface Mines
    • Traffic Patterns and Control
    • Safety Responsibilities
    • Terms to Know
    • Authority
  • Mine Site Traffic Safety
    • The Site Design Plan
    • Road System Layout
    • Traffic Patterns
    • Pedestrian Safety
    • Pedestrian Safety Best Practices
  • Haul Road Safety
    • Haul Road Width
    • Sight Distance
    • Sight Distance-In Bad Weather or After Dark
    • Sight Distance-At Intersections
    • Sight Distance-For Passing
    • Stopping Distance
    • Following Distance
    • Berms
    • Construction and Maintenance of Berms
    • Grades
    • Ensuring Safe Grades
    • Runaway Truck Measures
  • Dump Site Safety
    • Dumping Site Restraints
  • Controlling the Movement of Traffic
    • Speed Limits
    • Speed Limits-Best Practices on Haul Roads
    • Signage
    • Reporting Unsafe Signage
    • Typical Signs in Surface Mines
    • Custom Signage
    • Warnings, Signals, and Alarms
  • Conclusion
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam