MSHA - Transportation Controls and Communication Systems*

MSHA - Transportation Controls and Communication Systems*

Learning objectives

  • Describe why it is important to establish and maintain transportation controls and communication systems at surface mines.
  • Describe the controls and communication systems necessary to assure that mine roadways and railways are safe and that mobile equipment is driven safely.
  • Describe the controls and communication systems necessary for transporting people safely.
  • Describe the controls and communication systems necessary to make sure that mine travelways are safe.
  • Describe the controls and communication systems necessary for transporting materials safely.

Course overview

The purpose of the lesson is to provide mining contractors with an awareness of the federal regulations outlined in CFR 30, Part 56, Subparts H, I, and J that address transportation controls and communication systems at surface mines. The lesson is part of an 8-hour refresher-training curriculum that mining contractors must complete annually. The lesson addresses the controls necessary to maintain safe roadways, mobile equipment, and travelways. The lesson also addresses the controls and communication systems necessary to transport people, equipment, and supplies safely.

* 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.

  • 35 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English
Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Safe Roadways and Railways
  • Transporting People Safely
  • Safe Travelways
  • Transporting Materials Safely
Regulations
  • 30 CFR Part 56 - Safety and Health Standards, Surface Metal and Nonmetal Mines, Subpart H - Loading, Hauling, and Dumping
  • 30 CFR Part 56 - Safety and Health Standards, Surface Metal and Nonmetal Mines, Subpart J - Travelways
  • 30 CFR Part 77 - Safety and Health Standards, Surface Coal Mines and Surface Work Areas of Underground Coal Mines, Subpart Q - Loading and Haulage
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