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 in size depending on the training facility, so register early as they fill 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

Due to the upswing in COVID-19 cases, CALOSHA provided MSHA classes have been reduced to small numbers to accommodate social distancing.  As classes are sized down to 10 or less, spots will fill up fast.


Class Date Topic Time Location Status
April 20,  2021 Annual Refresher 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Riverside Full
April 27,  2021 Annual Refresher 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Riverside Full


Class Date Topic Time Location Status
April 26,  2021 Annual Refresher 8 am - 4:30 pm Sacramento Open
April 28, 29, and 30  2021 New Miner Training 8 am - 4:30 pm Sacramento Open

San Bernardino / Rialto

Class Date Topic Time Location Status
No classes are currently scheduled for San Bernardino / Rialto.
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Location information will be provided upon registration.

If you have questions about a particular class, contact: 

Phone:(909) 549-0515

External Resources

April 2021