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What is Part 46?

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Act requires that miners be trained. Part 46 contains specific training requirements for miners working in sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay or surface limestone mines. Part 46 also covers surface mining operations recovering the following commodities: Granite Marble Sandstone Slate Shale Traprock Kaolin Lime

How Can We Work For You

  • Help develop and implement training plans that meet all MSHA training requirements
  • Select appropriate topics customized to your mining operation
  • Provide an instructor who you may designate as a competent person to conduct training

Benefits for Trained Workforce

The State Grant Program has over 20 years of experience. Over the years we have observed the construction materials industry come to view training not as a cost, but as an investment in human capital producing the following benefits:

  • Increased employee awareness in safety and health leading to fewer on the job injuries
  • Lower workers compensation rates
  • Decreased equipment and property damage
  • Enhanced physical and mental well-being
  • Increased productivity through improved work quality
  • Positive and improved public and customer perception
  • Improved communication and team work
  • Maintaining a safe, highly-skilled and quality workforce


The mission of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is to administer the provisions of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (Mine Act) and to enforce compliance with mandatory safety and health standards as a means to eliminate fatal accidents; to reduce the frequency and severity of nonfatal accidents; to minimize health hazards; and to promote improved safety and health conditions in the Nation's mines. MSHA carries out the mandates of the Mine Act at all mining and mineral processing operations in the United States, regardless of size, number of employees, commodity mined, or method of extraction.

Required Courses

  • Commercial Vehical Inspection
  • New Miner Training
  • Experienced Miner Training
  • Annual Refresher Training
  • Task Training
  • Proper Lifting Techniques (Back Care)
  • CPR/ First Aid
  • School Bus Driver Training
  • Hazard Training

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the Work Environment
  • Health and Safety Standards
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Prevention of Accidents
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Ground Control
  • Statutory Rights of Miners
  • Explosives
  • Escape and Emergency Evacuation
  • Firefighting Procedures
  • Respiratory Devices
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Client Success Stories