MSHA Part 46, Part 48 training now available in Spanish

By |  December 15, 2017

Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) courses for Part 46 and Part 48 new miner and refresher training is now available online to Spanish speakers.

Vivid Learning Systems, which builds online safety training, is offering the training courses.

“The demand for online MSHA training reflects the difficulty in organizing mine safety training classes in Spanish for specific mine sites to serve the huge number of new miners entering this high-turnover industry year after year,” says Barrett Pryce, Vivid’s director of message and media. “Vivid customers have requested MSHA training for Spanish-[speaking] workers to satisfy Part 46 and Part 48 federal requirements. We’re responding to the market for MSHA Spanish.”

Vivid’s MSHA courses include required training topics for mineral, aggregate and metal mine sites such as coal, emergency evacuation and fire escape, explosives, ground control, hazard communication (MSHA), mandatory health and safety standards, and miner rights.

MSHA Part 46 requirements include new miners complete at least 24 hours of health and safety training within the first 90 days of employment, with four hours completed before working at any mine. Vivid’s MSHA Part 46 new miner certification meets MSHA 30 CFR 46.5 requirements, the company says.

MSHA Part 48 requirements, meanwhile, are that surface mine employees complete eight hours of annual refresher training. Vivid’s MSHA Part 48 surface miner refresher training plan matches applicable federal safety training requirements.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or

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