Part 46/48 Training

Whether preparing the new miner/contractor or refreshing the experienced employee, our courses will equip industry professionals for safety and health hazards involved in surface mining operations. Topics include Miners Rights and Responsibilities, Industrial Hygiene, Water Hazards, Explosives, Fall Prevention, First Aid, Respiratory Protection, Powered Haulage Accident Prevention, Sliding Material Hazards and much more. All classes meet the U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) Part 46/48(b) requirements for New Miner and Annual Refresher Training.

Upon successful completion of the course, a 5000-23 Certificate of Training will be issued.

Course Overview

MSHA Part 46 or Part 48(b) New Miner Training is an introductory course for newly-employed, inexperienced miners or individual contractors needing to conduct work at a mine site. The 24-hour course provides comprehensive instruction of mine safety and health subject matter areas including a First Aid/CPR certification.

Course Outline

15-Minute Rule, Accident Prevention, Confined Spaces, Conveyor Safety, Electrical Hazards, Equipment/Machine Guarding, Escape and Emergency Evacuation Procedures, Explosives, Fall Protection and Prevention, Fire Warning and Firefighting, First Aid, Ground Control and Highwall Safety, Hazard Recognition, Hazard Communication, Health (Dust and Noise), Health and Safety Aspects of Assigned Task, Job Safety Analysis, Ladder Safety, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, Mandatory Safety and Health Standards, Miners’ Rights and Responsibilities, MSHA Rules to Live By, Personal Protective Equipment, Self-Rescue and Respiratory Devices, Substance Abuse Prevention, Surface Powered Haulage and Welding Hazards.

Completion of the 24-hour course, MSHA Part 46/48 New Miner Training Certificate of Completion, MSHA 5000-23 Form



January 17-19, 2023


April 11-13, 2023



8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Bartow Location:


Tallahassee Location:

Florida Public Safety Institute

75 College Drive

Havana, FL 32333


If you have any questions, please contact Mining Program Manager Karen Miller at 850-201-7689 (Office) or 850-544-3114 (Cell) or via email at