New Miner (Underground) - MSHA Part 48 Training

This is a 4-day course and includes both classroom training and field activities conducted at the Edgar Experimental Mine. Upon completion of all course requirements, students will have met Federal requirements for new miner underground training, except for the 8-hour mine specific training that must be completed at the mine where you will be working. Students will receive an MSHA Form 5000-23 certifying that they have completed 32 hours of training for underground mines.

Target Audience:

  • Those interested in working in the mining industry
  • Those with mining experience in other countries who wish to be certified to work in mines in the US
  • People with US mining experience but who have not previously met MSHA Part 48 training requirements.


  • Identify hazards typically found at mines
  • Utilize appropriate controls to minimize exposure to hazards


  • Mine Act and Miners’ Rights and Responsibilities
  • Dust and Respiratory Protection
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Transportation and Communications
  • Surface Ground Control
  • Explosives
  • Lock Out / Tag Out
  • Accident Reviews
  • Conveyors and Guarding
  • First Aid
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Electrical Safety
  • Mine Accident Prevention
  • Hazard Communication
  • Self Rescue Devices
  • Mine Gases
  • Mine Ventilation
  • Refuge Chambers
  • Underground Ground Control

This course also includes one half day at the Edgar Experimental Mine. Students learn about the PPE needed to enter an underground mine, how to scale unstable roof conditions, and how to measure air flow rates and quantities.


  • 32 hours (Four days 8am-5pm) - Attendees are required to complete an additional 8-hours of training at the underground mine where they will be working.

Course Dates:


  • EMCIS Main Office - CSM Training Room - 1600 Jackson St Golden, CO 80401


  • $665.00



Course Enrollment Policies

All payment is now completed online via CASHNet. Please follow the link to registration and payment.
All course cancellations will be charged a $50 service fee. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to cancel five (5) working days prior to course delivery. Sponsor cancelled courses will be given full refunds. Reservations may be transferred and substitutions may be made at any time without cost penalty.
Registration fee includes tuition, all course materials, and refreshment breaks.
Information regarding course location and directions will be sent to registrants upon receipt of registration form.
Registrants are responsible for making their own lodging and travel arrangements. Information on local accommodations will be provided upon receipt of registration form.
CSM reserves the right to cancel the course and return registration fees if enrollment is insufficient.



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