MSHA Part 46 Glossary of Terms


Are you involved in MSHA Part 46 training at work?

If so, how well do you know the terms defined in Part 46?

Here’s a quick chance to review your knowledge. It might even be a little fun. Hope you enjoy this.

And if you REALLY enjoy this, we’ve even provided a way for you to download your own free copy and import it into your SCORM-compliant learning management system (LMS). If you’re interested in that second option, read more about how that works below the glossary.

If you’re looking for help with MSHA training, check out the following online MSHA training options and tools we’ve got for you:


Enjoy the glossary, and let us know if you have questions.

If you liked this glossary a LOT, you can download a copy for free. Please note that this free copy is in the SCORM format and is intended to play inside an LMS. You can’t play it if you don’t first import it into an LMS. If you’re not sure what that all means, check the two linked articles below before you download the word game.

If you’re now sure you’ve got a SCORM-compliant LMS, go ahead and download the glossary.

If you’re looking for help with your mining safety training solution, we’ve got two things to tell you about:

  • Our mining safety/MSHA compliance training eLearning courses
  • Our mining safety/MSHA compliance learning management system (LMS)
We’ve got a large number of eLearning courses you can deliver online to the workers at your mine site, and we’ve intentionally designed, written, and created them for the most common MSHA safety training compliance needs.

Here’s a sample of just one screen from one of those courses, intended to help introduce miners to the physical characteristics of a surface mine.

We’ve also developed a learning management system (LMS) specifically for administering mining safety training, including all aspects of MSHA Part 46 training compliance–even your MSHA-required documentation (like your written training plan).

Read more about our mining safety LMS here, or watch the quick video overview below.

Want to know more about online training tools to help with mining safety training and MSHA compliance? Just drop us a line, or download our free guide to online MSHA training tools, below.


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Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto

Jeffrey Dalto is an Instructional Designer and the Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Convergence Training. He's worked in training/learning & development for 25 years, in safety and safety training for more than 10, is an OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer for General Industry OSHA 10 and 30, has completed a General Industry Safety and Health Specialist Certificate from the University of Washington/Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center and an Instructional Design certification from the Association of Talent Development (ATD), and is a member of the committee creating the upcoming ANSI/ASSP Z490.2 national standard on online environmental, health, and safety training. Jeff frequently writes for magazines related to safety, safety training, and training and frequently speaks at conferences on the same issues, including the Washington Governor's Safety and Health Conference, the Oregon Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference, the Wisconsin Safety Conference, the MSHA Training Resources Applied to Mining (TRAM) Conference, and others.

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