State of New Hampshire Program Summary 

Mr. Taylor Caswell, Commissioner of Business and Economic Affairs 
Ms. Jacqueline Heuser, Director, Office of Workforce Opportunity

Department of Business and Economic Affairs
Office of Workforce Opportunity
1 Eagle Square

Concord, NH 03301

The State of New Hampshire, the Office of Workforce Opportunity, under the Department of Business and Economic Affairs, has been designated as the agency responsible for coordinating mine safety and health training in the State. It is the responsibility of this agency to ensure the provision of safety and health training to the metal and nonmetal surface mine employees throughout the State in accordance with MSHA compliance requirements. The primary goal of the program is to eliminate fatal mining accidents and to significantly reduce the number and severity of on-the-job injuries to mine workers. This is accomplished through safety and health training classes offered through the National Safety Council of Northern New England (

The MSHA Part 46 Annual Refresher Training for Metal/Non-Metal Surface Miners – is a one-day program that covers all aspects of the annual training requirements for owners and operators under 30 CFR Part 46. Those who successfully complete this course will return to the job with the skills necessary to perform their work in accordance with MSHA (Mine Safety & Health Administration) regulations. Upon completion, students will receive a completed annual refresher training certificate. (Students will still need to complete a minimum of one hour site specific training back at their worksite in order to meet the 8 hour MSHA annual training requirement.) This certificate will expire one year after completion.

This program is funded in part through the federal MSHA State Grants Program.

For scheduling, please contact the National Safety Council of Northern New England at 800-834-6472 visit their website at:

Subjects covered in the training sessions include:

  • Safe haulage vehicle operation;
  • Fatality review;
  • Prevention of Silicosis;
  • Fall protection;
  • 30 CFR parts 56/57 review;
  • Electrical hazards;
  • Specific topics requested by the mine owner/operator.

Training sessions are conducted at the employer's work site or at a site convenient to the mining operation.

For more program information contact Mr. David Henderson at (603) 229-3393 or