The following resources may be useful in developing training plans for Part 46 and Part 48 mines. If this is your first time creating a training plan, we highly recommend getting in touch with Educational Field and Small Mine Services for assistance. You can also review the current regulations set forth in 30 CFR Part 46 and Part 48. The official regulations outline the required components of an approved training plan, the types of training programs that must be included in a plan, and appropriate record-keeping procedures.
Training Plan Advisor & Online Plan Submission
Provides guidance in developing federally required training plans for Part 46 and Part 48 mines, and allows plans to be submitted online.
*The use of the eTPA is voluntary and meant to assist operators with the development of their training plans.
Contact information for additional assistance
MSHA’s Helpdesk: (877) 778-6055
Educational Field and Small Mine Services
MSHA Program Policy Manual
Provides assistance in interpreting and clarifying the various training requirements outlined in 30 CFR Part 46 and Part 48.
Part 46 Training Plan Starter Kit
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Provides help in developing an effective, mine-specific training program that meets the provisions of Part 46. This starter kit includes a sample training plan.
Part 46 Training Plan Guide
Outlines the minimum requirements for a Part 46 training plan and answers some of the most common questions regarding Part 46 training plan components.