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Training Programs and Courses

MSHA offers a wide variety of mine safety and health training programs and courses both in-person and online.

In-person courses are held regularly at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, West Virginia, and can also be scheduled at your worksite upon request. Our online materials and resources can be integrated into your own training programs. Please feel free to get in touch at with any questions or comments about our training programs and courses.

National Mine Health and Safety Academy

View the catalog of courses offered by the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beaver, West Virginia. Most courses are held at the Academy, and many can be scheduled at your worksite upon request.

Part 50 Training Program

This program is designed to clarify reporting requirements for accidents, injuries, and illnesses in the mining industry. This program will enhance MSHA’s ability to evaluate and develop mine safety and health standards and programs which benefit the industry.

State Grant Programs

MSHA's State Grants Program distributes federal grants to 49 States and the Navajo Nation. Grants are made to the state agency program responsible for miners' health and safety. Most grant funds are used to support health and safety training courses and programs designed to reduce mining accidents, injuries, and illnesses.

Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants

The MINER Act established the Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants Program.  This program uses grant funds to establish and implement education and training programs or to create training materials and programs.  Funds are used to develop and implement training and related materials for mine emergency preparedness as well as for the prevention of accidents in underground mines.

Miners' Rights and Responsibilities

An online training program to learn specific information about the rights and responsibilities of miners

Miners' Representatives Guide

A supplement to the Miners' Rights and Responsibilities program designed to further understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of miners' representatives

Workplace Examinations for Surface Metal/Nonmetal Mines

A presentation discussing workplace examinations and common health and safety issues for surface metal/nonmetal mines.