Mine Safety Training

The Mine Safety Training program will continue to enhance State and Federal mine compliance and augment training and educational systems by providing a program that will educate miners, mine contractors, and mine customers in safety and health, contribute to the reduction of lost time injuries throughout the State's mining industry, and make significant progress towards eliminating mining fatalities.

A detailed program has been developed using the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) training guidelines and then augmenting and extending those training plans to meet the individual needs of the respective California mine operators, contractors, and customers. The program will provide health and safety training in the following areas:

  • 30 CFR parts 46 and 48 New Miner Training (24 hours required for New Miner Training)
  • 30 CFR parts 46 and 48 Newly Hired Experienced Miner Training
  • 30 CFR parts 46 and 48 Annual Refresher Training for surface mining (Miner must have completed "New Miner Training" or be an "Experienced Miner" for at least 3 years)
  • Upon request, specialized training designed according to significant injury concerns, pertinent health issues, and particular areas of concern for California miners

MSHA Training Videos

Send an email to MST@dir.ca.gov to request downloadable copies of these videos.

Miners' Rights and Responsibilities

Low Voltage Safety for Mining and Tunneling

Class Schedule

Classes are limited to 30 students and fills up quickly.

Training is provided in English.

To register for a class, send an email to MST@dir.ca.gov and provide ALL of the following information:

  • Name
  • Telephone #
  • Company name
  • Class Dates and Location

Sacramento

Class Date Topic Time Location Status
January 24,  2020 Annual Refresher 8 am - 4:30 pm Sacramento Open
February 21,  2020 Annual Refresher 8 am - 4:30 pm Sacramento Open
February 26, 27, and 28,  2020 New Miner Training 8 am - 4:30 pm Sacramento Open

San Bernardino / Rialto

Class Date Topic Time Location Status
January 14, 15 and 16,  2020 New Miner Training 8 am - 4 pm San Bernardino Open
February 11, 12, and 13,  2020 New Miner Training 8 am - 4 pm San Bernardino Open
February 19,  2020 Annual Refresher 8 am - 4 pm San Bernardino Closed
March 10, 11, and 12,  2020 New Miner Training 8 am - 4 pm Rialto Open
March 18,  2020 Annual Refresher 8 am - 4 pm Rialto Open

Location information will be provided upon registration.

If you have questions about a particular class, contact: 

Phone:(916) 263-1915
MST@dir.ca.gov

External Resources

January 2020