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Certificate of Physical Qualification for Mine Rescue Work

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Title 30, CFR § 49 requires the mine operator of an underground mine to establish at least two mine rescue teams to be available at all times that miners are underground, or the operator must enter into an arrangement for mine rescue services which assures that at least two teams are available at all times when miners are underground. 

Under Title 30, CFR § 49.7, each mine rescue team member must be examined by a physician annually, with the first examination being completed within 60 days prior to scheduled initial training. An MSHA Form 5000-3 for each team member must be completed and signed by the examining physician. These forms shall be kept on file at the mine rescue station for a period of one year.

Control ID
1219-0078 and 1219 0144
Expiration Date
Fri, 07/31/2026 - 00:00
Filing Options

Form 5000-3 should be printed and filled in manually. This form must be completed and signed by the examining physician for each member of a mine rescue team. These forms shall be kept on file at the mine rescue station for a period of 1 year.

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Questions regarding this form should be directed to MSHA at (877) 778-6055 or

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