OSHA Required Training
When OSHA Requires Confined Spaces Training:Confined space training is required for authorized entrants, attendants, and entry supervisors. Essentially this includes anyone who works in a confined space as well as the attendant. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Training FrequencyOSHA does not specifically require training. However annual retraining is an industry best practice.
Downloadable Confined Spaces Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Hearing Protection Training:Employees that are exposed to noise at or above an 8-hour time weighted average of 85 decibels. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Downloadable Hearing Protection Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Emergency Evacuation Training:If fire extinguishers are provided in your workplace and/or anyone will be evacuating during a fire or other emergency. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Training FrequencyWhen there is a change.
Downloadable Emergency Evacuation Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires First Aid Training:In the absence of a nearby hospital or clinic (more than 4 minutes away), a designated employee should be trained to render first aid. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Training FrequencyRetraining for life threatening emergencies should occur annually. Retraining for non-life-threatening response should occur 'periodically'.
Downloadable First Aid Training Resources (free):
When OSHA Requires Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training:When an employee is required to wear PPE, they must be trained on its usage. See full OSHA regulation for more details.
Training FrequencyRetraining required when the type of PPE changes, employee demonstrates inability to use PPE properly, or when the workplace changes in a way that renders previous training obsolete.
Downloadable Personal Protective and Respiratory Equipment Training Resources (free):
Industry Best-Practice Training (Not required by OSHA)
Downloadable Workplace Violence Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Ergonomics Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Eye Safety Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Hand, Wrist and Finger Training Resources (free):
Downloadable Slips, Trips and Falls Training Resources (free):
Downloadable CPR & AED Training Resources (free):
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Miner Safety Tips
Most modern electronic devices contain over 35 minerals that were taken directly from mines around the world. The rapid demand for newer, better gadgets means that mining won’t be slowing down anytime soon, so as mining continues to grow, make sure that safety remains a top priority.
Mining is an industry that has been around since the industrial revolution, and despite many advances in technology, it remains a dangerous, dirty job. For those brave enough to travel down into mines in search of natural resources, there are some very important safety measures to refer to over and over again to make sure that every precaution has been taken. In the dark reaches of a mine, workers are completely reliant on their equipment and each other to make sure the job is done correctly and they all come home safe and sound. Because of this importance, these tips should be taken very seriously to protect yourself and your co-workers from serious injury and even death.
- Only certified, well-trained operators should work heavy machinery like a caterpillar or forklift. Anyone operating such a machine should have a good understanding of its use, dangers, and load capacity.
- Never operate heavy machinery when other miners are in the area, make sure everyone is clear before large-scale drilling begins.
- Keep all other tools well organized, never leave them out or lying around on the ground where others might trip or step on them.
- Make sure all flashlights and lines of communication are functional before going into a mine.
- Ensure proper training for smaller machines and tools, even a hammer can be dangerous if it isn’t used properly. Jack hammers, nail guns, power drills can be especially dangerous if the operator is not aware of how they work and how best to control them.
- Replace frayed or old electrical cables as soon as possible, and do it with care to make sure that no one is hurt by out of date equipment.
Wear the Proper Gear
- Hard hats should be worn at all times. Small objects falling from high above can cause sever head trauma. If a hard hat sustains any damage, make sure and promptly replace it.
- Protect your eyes and face from blowing dust, debris, and hazardous fumes with goggles and appropriate breathing masks.
- Wear only footwear that is slip and puncture resistant.
- Pay particular attention to walkways in dark mines; watch out for hazards that might cause you to trip and fall.
- Communicate with your co-workers; make sure they know where you are at all times.
- The fumes and chemicals present in mines can be dangerous to your health. Make sure that you are not only wearing the proper masks, but also having regular check ups to monitor your respiratory system.
- Do not work if you are feeling ill. If you have a fever, you could infect your co- workers or be unable to concentrate during a dangerous situation.
- Exercise and eat properly when at home to stay in shape and better handle such a physically demanding job.
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