Annual Refresher Training ('46.8) Each miner must receive eight hours of refresher training at least once every 12 months.
Annual refresher training must include instruction on changes at the mine that could adversely affect the miner’s health or safety. Refresher training must also address health and safety subjects relevant to mining operations at the mine. Recommended subjects are listed in the regulation at '46.8.
Site-Specific Hazard Awareness Training ('46.11)
AS A REMINDER:A miner is any person, including operators or supervisors, who works at a mine and who is engaged in mining operations. This definition includes independent contractors and employees of independent contractors who are engaged in mining operations and any construction worker who is exposed to hazards of mining operations.
You must provide site-specific hazard awareness training to any person who is not a miner but is present at a mine site.
Persons who need site-specific hazard training include:
You must provide site-specific hazard awareness training to miners, such as drillers and blasters, who move from one mine to another while remaining employed by the same production operator or independent contractor. You must also provide site-specific hazard awareness training to construction workers or employees of independent contractors who are not miners.