Surface Miner Training System


MSHA46.com is an online training system being developed by the mine safety professionals at South Central College. There are currently four lessons covering surface miner training topics from the MSHA Part 46 standard. These include Hazard Communication, Machine Guarding, and Electrical Safety.

These unique lessons have won awards and recognition for their engaing, interactive approach.

Sign up now for online training:

Electrical Safety in the Mining Industry (MSHA Part 46)
This lesson provides an overview of electrical safety topics for those working in the mining industry. It explains how electricity works and the serious hazards it presents, equipping miners with the tools and knowledge they need to protect themselves from harm.

Start Date: upon registration Self-Paced Fee: $24.95

HAZCOM for the Mining Industry (MSHA Part 46)
This course explains Hazard Communication requirements for miners, and how tools like SDS sheets and GHS-compliant labels keep us safe.

Start Date: upon registration Self-Paced Fee: $24.95

Machine Guarding Safety in the Mining Industry (MSHA Part 46)
Moving equipment and materials at the mine site pose unique hazards for miners. This lesson provides an overview of these hazards, the relevant OSHA regulations, and how we can use guards to keep ourselves safe out at the mine.

Start Date: upon registration Self-Paced Fee: $24.95

Workplace Examinations (MSHA Part 46)
This course demonstrates the importance of situational awareness at the mine site and instructs miners in how to meet the MSHA standards for conducting workplace examinations. It provides an overview of key mining safety topics and equips miners with tools for spotting and eliminating hazards on every shift.

Start Date: upon registration Self-Paced Fee: $24.95


View a sample lesson:

Hazard Communication Demo
Watch a training demonstration


If you would like more information about these lessons or any of our mine safety training and consultation services, please contact Terry Weston
terry.weston@southcentral.edu 507.389.7425


Please visit the Center for Business and Industry website to learn more about the full range of training and business services available.

This project was funded in part by the MSHA State Grants Program.
It was commissioned by the Center for Business and Industry at South Central College.