Live Part 46 Comprehensive MSHA Annual Refresher Training Online Course

Live Online MSHA Part 46 Comprehensive Annual Refresher

Our comprehensive annual refresher course is presented as a "live online" training course. You will participate in live online discussion and interact with the instructor in real time in an online classroom.

This course is designed to assist you in meeting Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) requirements for Part 46 mines (surface stone, surface clay, sand and gravel, surface limestone, colloidal phosphate, and shell dredging mines and other surface operations that produce marble, granite, sandstone, slate, shale, traprock, kaolin, cement, feldspar, and lime.)

Whether you are a miner or an independent contractor, there may be additional training that addresses issues of your specific operation. This course offers specialized instruction that will help you do that as well as provide training for the more generic MSHA recommended topics. In addition, it will help you accomplish your ultimate goal beyond MSHA compliance: to keep you safe in mine work areas.

How It Works

On the day of the training, you login to the website and launch the online classroom. You'll be in the classroom with a MSHA Certified Trainer (Randy Newcomer) along with the other students training that day. Randy will lead the training using slideshows, a couple of short videos, exercises, and his wry sense of humor. If you have a microphone and earphones, you can join in the discussion, or you can participate using the built-in chat capability. At the end of the training, Randy will provide you a worksheet to complete and return. You'll then get your signed MSHA 5000-23 form and you're good to go!

In order to participate in the online classroom, you'll need a computer connected to a high speed internet connection, and a browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge, (PC or MAC), no additional download necessary. Instructions for accessing the classroom will be emailed to you after you enroll.

Current Course Schedule

  • March 26, 2024 at 8:00 AM
  • April 30, 2024 at 8:00 AM
  • May 21, 2024 at 8:00 AM
  • June 25, 2024 at 8:00 AM
  • July 30, 2024 at 8:00 AM
  • September 24, 2024 at 8:00 AM
*All times are Eastern Time (Yes, you west coast folks have to get up early. Sorry.)
Course Fee
$245.00 USD


  • Live Online Webinar
  • Certificate (Prepared by Instructor)
  • Accepted by: MSHA

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Group Discount Information

I liked being able to take the course at my own pace. Also, I was able to break it into 3 sessions.
—Jimmy C.
Live Online Benefits
  • Training documentation prepared by our MSHA approved instructor.
  • Different locations, same company? Get the same classroom experience without the travel.
  • Videos · Slideshows · Breakout Sessions · Interact with Instructor
  • Always Current! You always get the latest, updated version of the training.

On-Demand MSHA Training Opportunities

While our MSHA Comprehensive Annual Refresher course is offered in a scheduled online classroom environment, we also offer immediate, on-demand MSHA training courses (but no signed documentation). If you need training *now*, please consider:


Topics include:
  • Mandatory Health and Safety Standards
  • Transportation Controls and Communication Systems
  • Escape and Emergency Evacuation Plans; Firewarning and Firefighting
  • Roof or Ground Control
  • First Aid
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Self-Rescue and Respiratory Devices
  • Prevention of Accidents
  • Explosives
  • Health

Who Should Attend

Mines must offer this safety and awareness training to persons performing all types of mining activities in MSHA Part 48 and MSHA Part 46 operations and to contractors who have frequent or extended exposures during maintenance activities. Examples of personnel who need this training are listed below.
  • mining personnel: drillers, blasters, equipment operators, truck drivers, welders, crane operators, electricians, and other maintenance and construction workers
  • independent contractors
  • other facility personnel as required by the mines
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Your Compliance Connection


The goal of this course is to provide the information necessary for you to learn the requirements of a safe workplace while meeting the requirements of the annual MSHA Part 46 refresher. Information is presented to help you recognize and avoid hazards you may be exposed to on a regular basis and those which occur unexpectedly. An overall understanding of all mining hazards is also presented.

Note: Although this course covers much of the information required by the regulations, many employers may find it to necessary to augment this online training with additional site-specific information and hands on training (such as reviewing site-specific health and safety risks and/or providing respirator fit testing).


Randy Newcomer, CMSP, COHC

Randy is Director of Training and Services for Complete Safety Solutions out of Pennsylvania. He is an MSHA Certified Trainer and has designed award winning training programs. Randy is a Certified Mine Safety Professional and member of the International Society of Mine Safety Professionals. He is active with the Holmes Safety Association and past president of the Southeast Pennsylvania Regional Holmes Council. He is also a certified instructor for first aid, CPR, and AED, a member of the National Safety Council, and a Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist. He has worked as Director of Compliance at Rohrer's Quarry and involved in the mining industry for over twenty-four years.

Randy has made many presentations including several at MSHA's Metal/Nonmetal Northeastern District programs, the National Mine Safety Academy, National Holmes Association Meeting, and the Pennsylvania Aggregate and Concrete Association. He has designed many kinds of training and educational programs including a first place winner in MSHA's Annual Training Materials Competition.

Contact Hours

8 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.

Training Requirement

Citation: 30 CFR Part 46.8

30 CFR Part 46.8

Annual refresher training.

(a) You must provide each miner with no less than 8 hours of annual refresher training-

(1) No later than 12 months after the miner begins work at the mine, or no later than March 30, 2001, whichever is later; and

(2) Thereafter, no later than 12 months after the previous annual refresher training was completed.

(b) The refresher training must include instruction on changes at the mine that could adversely affect the miner's health or safety.

(c) Refresher training must also address other health and safety subjects that are relevant to mining operations at the mine. Recommended subjects include, but are not limited to: applicable health and safety requirements, including mandatory health and safety standards; information about the physical and health hazards of chemicals in the miner's work area, the protective measures a miner can take against these hazards, and the contents of the mine's HazCom program; transportation controls and communication systems; escape and emergency evacuation plans, firewarning and firefighting; ground conditions and control; traffic patterns and control; working in areas of highwalls; water hazards, pits, and spoil banks; illumination and night work; first aid; electrical hazards; prevention of accidents; health; explosives; and respiratory devices. Training is also recommended on the hazards associated with the equipment that has accounted for the most fatalities and serious injuries at the mines covered by this rule, including: mobile equipment (haulage and service trucks, front-end loaders and tractors); conveyor systems; cranes; crushers; excavators; and dredges. Other recommended subjects include: maintenance and repair (use of hand tools and welding equipment); material handling; fall prevention and protection; and working around moving objects (machine guarding).

Refresher Training Required: Every 1 year(s).

Your Compliance Connection

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Your Compliance Connection

The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.