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Miner Safety Training, an outstanding provider of monitored live online training, brings the MSHA Part 48 AB Surface & Underground New Miner and Annual Refresher to you. 
The training plan for this course is approved by MSHA and takes place in a training room providing an interactive environment for learning and collaborating compliant with MSHA training requirements to see and hear the participant 100% of the time, delivering a personalized experience for every participant.  We cover every subject required by MSHA Part 48 New and Experienced Miner. At the completion of the course, students that have completed and followed the code of ethics and conduct during the training will obtain the 5000-23 form to work on any mine site in the US and it will be widely accepted by most mine operators worldwide.

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Part 48 B New Miner MSHA Safety Training

A 24-hour New Miner Training is required. A surface mine means an area containing an open pit excavation, surface operations incident to an underground mine, or associated activities adjacent to the excavation or surface operations, from which coal or other minerals are produced for sale, exchange, or commercial use; and includes all buildings and equipment above the surface of the ground used in connection with such mining. It will cover courses that are more specific to hazards and risks in the mining environment. Everyone in the mine has to know and be familiar with, all the safety rules.

What training is required for a newly employed miner who has not gained “experienced miner” status?

If a newly employed miner has completed new miner training within 36 months of starting work at a different mine, the miner must receive “experienced miner” training. If the miner has not completed new miner training within 36 months, however, then the miner must repeat new miner training at a different mine. After completing this initial “experienced miner” or “new miner” training, the miner is then subject to all other training required for “experienced miners” at the mine.

For example, suppose a new miner receives new miner training and works 10 consecutive months in mining. Then, the miner leaves mining and works in an industry outside of mining for the next 3 years. If the miner returns to work in the mining industry, the new training rule requires that the miner receive new miner training because more than 36 months had passed since the miner had received this training and the miner had not accumulated 12 months of mining experience. Once the miner works an additional 2 months, the miner will be considered an “experienced miner” for life for training purposes.

This course fully meets all Federal requirements for anyone working on the surface & surface of an underground mine. In addition, you will receive an 8-hour site-specific training at a Surface or Surface Underground mine.

Upon completion of the course, students will receive an MSHA Form 5000-23 certifying that they have completed 24 hours of training.

Target Audience:

  • Those interested in working in the mining industry.
  • Those with mining experience in other countries who wish to certify to work in mines in the US.
  • Those with mining experience but have not previously met MSHA Part 46 and Part 48 training requirements. 

After you register for a course and pay your registration fee, you get an email with the instructions on how to log into the training room:

  • Once there log in as a Guest. You must use your first and last name (no nicknames or aliases). 
  • Violation of the Code of Conduct could get you kicked out of the training room. Once in the training room follow the instructions given. 
  • During the training, the instructor must be able to see you 100% of the time. You will have the chance to talk to the instructor and the audience with previous permission from the instructor. 
  • A 30-minute lunch break and 10 minutes break according to the schedule and instructions in the email.
  • If you need to go away for a short period, let the instructor know. 
  • We do not allow the use of sunglasses, ball caps, or any hats. We want to make sure you are awake and focused on the training.
  • Do not sleep in the training room. 
  • Groups up to a maximum of 20 participants and the instructor must be able to see and interact with all of them. Keep in mind this training can be very exhausting.

Duration: 24 hours (3 days or customized to your needs) 


Part 48 B Annual Refresher MSHA Safety Training

MSHA requires an annual refresher training of 8 hours for active miners.  This training covers emergency procedures mines have in place for handling emergencies. these might include earthquakes, landslides, rocks falling, hazardous spills, and hazardous materials. Knowing what to do, could be the difference between life and death.

This course is intended for individuals who have successfully completed and have received MSHA Part 48 B New Miner Training certification and/or have received MSHA Part 48 B Annual Refresher Training and are in need of renewing their certification.

To maintain MSHA compliance you must complete MSHA annual refresher training every year. Completing annual refresher training allows you to work on a mine site for the year. What happens of you skip a year? Click here to learn how and when MSHA training expires.

After you register for this course you will get an email, with additional instructions on how to get to the training room:  

  • You must use your first and last name (no nicknames or aliases). 
  • You may have to install the plug-in Java applet for the software used by the training platform. 
  • In the same email, you will get the hardware and software requirements and the Code of Ethics and Conduct to follow at the training. 
  • Violation of these codes could get you kicked out of the training room. The instructor must be able to see you at all times during the training.
  • You will have the chance to talk to the instructor and the audience with previous permission from the instructor. 
  • You will have a 30-minute lunch break and 10-minute breaks according to instructions. 
  • Do not go away from being visible except during lunch or break time or if you go to the restroom. 
  • If you need to go away for a short period, get permission from the instructor to do so. 
  • Sunglasses nor ball caps or any kind of hat in the training room 
  • Do not sleep in the training room. 
  • We want to make sure you are awake and focused on the training. 
  • Groups up to a maximum of 20 participants and the instructor must be able to see and interact with all of them. 

Duration: 8 hours (1 day) 


PART 48 B Experienced Miner for Surface Operation miners

Definition of an “Experienced Miner”

How does the new training rule change the definition of an “experienced miner”?

The old rule required a miner to receive new miner training within 12 months or to accumulate 12 months of mining experience within the previous 36 months to be considered an “experienced miner.” The new rule requires that a miner both receive new miner training and have 12 months of mining experience to qualify as an “experienced miner.”

Can the miner then lose that status as an “experienced miner” by being away from mining for a period of time?

No. Once a miner has received new miner training and has accumulated 12 months of mining experience, MSHA considers that miner to be experienced for life for training purposes. If the miner is away from mining for more than 36 months after receiving new miner training, and before accumulating 12 months of mining experience, the new rule requires that miner to repeat new miner training. After taking new miner training the miner will then have another 36 months in which to finish accumulating the 12 months of mining experience needed to be an “experienced miner” for training purposes.

Also, once a miner is experienced and leaves the mining industry for more than 5 years and then returns, the miner must receive at least 8 hours of experienced miner training.

Duration: 8 hours (1 day) 


PART 48 A New Miner Underground in Metal and Non-Metal Mines

A 32-hour New Miner Safety Training is required. Underground mining means mining carried out beneath the surface by means of shafts, tunnels, or other underground mine openings. Underground mining means all human-made excavations below the surface of the ground through shafts or adits for the purpose of exploring for, developing, or producing valuable minerals. It will cover courses that are more specific to hazards and risks in this mining environment like Mine Gases and Rock Bolting.



  • You’ll be in the classroom with an MSHA Approved Instructor along with the other participants training that day. 
  • The instructor will lead the training using SWF, FLV, or MP4 presentations, long and short videos, quizzes, and a touch of sense of humor. 
  • At the end of the training, the MSHA Instructor may ask you to complete some quizzes. 
  • You get your signed MSHA 5000-23 form and you’re good to go! 


  1. On-site Training is available on demand. Rates for Surface Mines are the same as for online training (Underground Mines pricing provided at the time of the request). The customer will pay travel and lodging expenses.
  2. A miner trained under Part 46, needs training for a mine site that falls under Part 48, as a new miner with no experience.
  3. To be able to provide annual refresher training, we will need to see documentation verifying each miner’s past MSHA safety training. If we cannot verify training, MST and MSHA will have to assume that the miner has no training, and he will need the “New Miner” training.
  4. Keep all your training records! MSHA does not keep copies of past training. This is very important
  5. For metal non-metal underground mining, 32 hours of training is required, and an additional 8-hour site-specific training at an underground mine site.
  6. Surface and Underground “New Miner” training are available if you need certification on both. Call or email to discuss the details. 

We recommend that you get First Aid/CPR certification that must renew every three years. You can do this at your local Fire Department or Red Cross.

For Coal Mines (Includes coal mining only, nothing else)

  • Surface Coal Mines: “New Miner” training requires 24 hours of training. 
  • Underground Coal Mines: “New Miner” training requires 40 hours of training for underground coal mines.

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