This course covers underground powered haulage used in metal and non-metal mines, coal mines, and surface areas of metal, non-metal, and coal mines. It will outline the best practices for ensuring that underground miners adhere to the powered haulage rules and regulations set forth by MSHA. It also identifies specific hazards of underground powered haulage and how best to manage these hazards and present guidelines for miners working with or around powered haulage at underground mines.
The material covered in this training is derived from Title 30 of the Code of Federal Regulations Parts 57 and 75.
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 48 Underground Mining Training Plan course, the only one like it in the mining industry.
This course is designed to present guidelines for miners working with or around powered haulage at underground mines and will outline the best practices for ensuring that underground miners adhere to the powered haulage rules and regulations set forth by MSHA. This course also identifies specific hazards of underground powered haulage and how best to manage these hazards.
Who Must Take this Course?
This MSHA Underground Powered Haulage Safety course is geared toward operators, supervisors, safety personnel, and all other individuals who work at underground mines.
Our Underground Powered Haulage 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 the MSHA Underground Powered Haulage Safety Training Course
- Key Terms and Definitions
- Types of Underground Powered Haulage
- Shaft Conveyances
- Hoist Operator Requirements
- Air Courses and Trolley Haulageways
- Mine Tracks
- Track Haulage Safety
- Shuttle Cars and Scoop Operators
- Belt Conveyors
- Lift Trucks
- Additional Rules and Regulations for Underground Haulageways
- Underground Powered Haulage Best Practices
- Travelway Inspection and Maintenance
- Traffic Safety
- Mechanical Guarding
- Illumination Requirements
- Equipment Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair Overview
- Brake Safety
- Brake Testing and Maintenance
- Operator’s Station Safety
- Tire Repair
- General Maintenance and Repairs
- Hoisting Safety
- Diesel-Powered and Electrically-Powered Machines Overview
- Electrically-Powered Machines
- Diesel-Powered Machines
- Engine and Emission Requirements
- Fire, Explosive, and Personal Safety
- Fire Safety
- Explosive Safety
- Personal Safety
- Continuous Mining Machines
- Additional Underground Powered Haulage Regulations
- Fuel Protocol
- Diesel Fuel Stored Underground
- Additional Resources