The harsh environmental conditions of mines such as; moisture, flammable substances and dust create electrical hazard risks unheard of in any other industry. Electrical accidents can take a large toll in unscheduled shutdowns and serious injury or death to miners. MSHA compliance officers are very active in every mine within the United States working to insure that miners have safe work practices that will provide protection from serious injury or death. Staying up to date with all of the most current, applicable electrical safety standards can place a tremendous burden on training requirements for any mining operation. A comprehensive and effective electrical safety training program will insure MSHA and OSHA compliance and help to minimize risk of electrical accidents.
This course is intended for new, multi-craft or experienced electricians, technicians, engineers, supervisors and safety managers that install, maintain, repair, troubleshoot or work around low and medium voltage electrical systems in mines. Students will receive the 2012 edition of the NFPA 70E and supporting OSHA and MSHA regulations.