30 CFR § 57.18028
Mine emergency and self-rescuer training.
(a) On an annual basis, all persons who are required to go
underground shall be instructed in the Mine Safety and Health Administration
approved course contained in Bureau of Mines Instruction Guide 19, "Mine
Emergency Training" (September 1972). The instruction shall be given by MSHA
personnel or by persons who are certified by the District Manager of the area
in which the mine is located.
(b) On an annual basis, all persons who go underground shall be
instructed in the Mine Safety and Health Administration course contained in
Bureau of Mines Instruction Guide 2, "MSA W-65 Self-Rescuer" (March 1972) or
Bureau of Mines Instruction Guide 3, "Permissible Drager 810 Respirator for
Self-Rescue" (March 1972). The instruction shall be given by MSHA personnel
or by persons who are certified by the District Manager of the area in which
the mine is located: Provided, however, That if a Mine Safety and Health
Administration instructor or a certified instructor is not immediately
available such instruction of new employees in self-rescuers may be conducted
by qualified company personnel who are not certified, but who have obtained
provisional approval from the District Manager. Any person who has not had
self-rescuer instruction within 12 months immediately preceding going
underground shall be instructed in the use of self-rescuers before going
(c) All instructional material, handouts, visual aids, and other such
teaching accessories used by the operator in the courses prescribed in
paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section shall be available for inspection by
the Secretary or his authorized representative.
(d) Records of all instruction shall be kept at the mine site or
nearest mine office at least 2 years from the date of instruction. Upon
completion of such instruction, copies of the record shall be submitted to
the District Manager.
(e) The Bureau of Mines instruction guides to which reference is made
in items (a) and (b) of this standard are hereby incorporated by reference
and made a part hereof. The incorporated instruction guides are available and
shall be provided upon request made to any Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety and
Health district office.