MSHA - Ground Control*
- Describe the two main ground control hazards at surface mines.
- Identify and describe the main factors that influence ground stability.
- Describe safety precautions employers must implement to make sure individuals do not work or travel in areas where hazardous ground conditions exist.
- Describe techniques used to maintain wall, bank, slope, and perimeter stability.
- Describe techniques used to perform secondary breakage without exposing the miners, or other persons, to injury from falling materials.
* This course is an additional fee, and is not part of the standard HSI course pricing tiers. Please speak with a specialist to determine pricing of this course.
- 40 minutes
- Format: Online Interactive
- Factors that Influence Ground Stability
- Employer Responsibilities Regarding Ground Safety
- Maintaining Ground Stability
- Reducing Injuries Resulting from Secondary Breakage
- Applying Ground Control Knowledge to a Mining Accident
- CFR 30, Part 77, Subpart K - Ground Control
- CFR 30, Part 48, Subpart B - Training and Retraining of Miners Working at Surface Mines and Surface Areas of Underground Mines
- CFR 30, Part 56, Subpart B - Ground Control