Workplace Examinations at a Mine

SKU: C-971Duration: 16 Minutes

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Language:  English

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Course Details

Specs

Training Time: 16 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: 30 CFR Part 56 - Subpart B

Languages: English

A workplace examination is a physical, in-person inspection of a work area to assess safety and health conditions. These examinations are required to identify and correct hazardous conditions promptly, with the ultimate purpose of improving the health and safety of miners and mining contractors. This course covers the definition and purpose of a workplace examination, the definition of a competent person, documentation requirements, and common hazards associated with mining workplaces.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • State the definition and purpose of a workplace examination
  • State the definitions of a competent person and a working place
  • Describe workplace examination documentation, notification, and recordkeeping requirements
  • List common hazards associated with workplaces, terrain, equipment, structures, and other common items that should be included in workplace examinations

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What is a workplace examination?
A workplace examination is a physical, in-person inspection of a work area to assess safety and health conditions.

What are the key requirements of workplace examination documentation?
Workplace examination records must be kept on file for a minimum of one year and made available to miners, miners' representatives, and MSHA personnel upon request.

What are some common workplace hazards to watch for during examinations?
Common mining workplace hazards include overhanging material, undercut areas of a pile or highwall, obstructed travelways, and benches too narrow to prevent falling material to reach lower levels.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

A workplace examination is a physical, in-person inspection of a work area to assess safety and health conditions. Workplace examinations are required to identify and correct hazardous conditions promptly, with the ultimate purpose of improving the health and safety of miners and mining contractors. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) requires that a competent person, designated by the mine operator, examine each working place before each shift to identify and document conditions which may adversely affect safety and health. The written report must be provided to the mine operator to promptly notify miners and initiate appropriate actions to address such conditions.

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