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Mine Worker Training

The Mine Safety Training Program at North Idaho College provides effective and quality safety training to miners, operators, and contractors throughout the State of Idaho. Our Training Program adds emphasis to topics related to mine fatalities and injuries, and is tailored to serve Idaho’s diverse mining community. All classes meet the U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) requirements.

Our Services

  • Part 46/48: New Miner & Annual Refresher Training
  • MSHA Instructor Training Course
  • Compliance Assistance
  • Customized On-Site Training
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Training & Certification

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Our Services

Part 46/48 TrainingMine Safety Training Materials

Whether preparing the new miner or refreshing the experienced miner, our courses will equip industry professionals for safety and health hazards involved in underground and surface mine operations. Topics include Miners Rights and Responsibilities, PPE, Fall Prevention, Explosives, Water Hazards, Powered Haulage, Accident Prevention, Rules to Live By, and More. All classes meet the U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) requirements. SCHEDULE

Mine Rescue Training

Our mine rescue and mine emergency training emphasizes team safety, effective communication, organization, and critical decision-making skills under emergency situations. We work with companies to develop the 20-hour initial plan, “responsible persons” training, and advanced skills training.

Part 48 Instructor Training

This 3-day course is a prerequisite to becoming an MSHA Approved Instructor. Participants who successfully complete the Instructor Training Course and are Approved by their respective MSHA District Office will be recognized as MSHA Approved Instructors and can conduct 30 CFR Part 46/48 Health and Safety Training. Course Overview and Requirements: Click Here

Compliance Assistance

We work with companies and operators to develop or revise training and program plans, task training, site-specific hazard training and records management to address the conditions and hazards specific to their mining operations and help ensure MSHA requirements are met. 

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified Instruction EMS Safety logo

Through lectures, videos, and hands-on practice, this half-day course will prepare miners, contractors and operators to respond confidently to emergency situations. Skills and topics include CPR & AED Use, Choking, Bleeding Control, Bandaging & Splinting, Cold & Heat-Related Emergencies, Epinephrine Auto-Injector, and many more. We offer a combination or stand-alone of the following courses: 

  • CPR & AED (2-year certification)
  • Basic First Aid (2-year certification)
  • Bloodborne Pathogens (1-year certification)

On-Site Training

We will come to you. Our training is conducted on-site whenever feasible and is designed to be as site-specific as possible. After an initial inspection, the training program is adapted to address relevant findings. If your site does not have the appropriate classroom space, we can help coordinate one at a facility nearby.

Q Can you talk and meet with the instructor?

Meet the Instructor
Jason James
Program Manager/Instructor
Jason James Mine Safety Program Manager and InstructorWith over 20 years in the mining industry, Jason is an MSHA approved instructor who provides exceptional safety and health training to new and experienced miners. Specializing in Parts 46, 48 & 49 of CFR 30, Jason has been training miners for over 10 years. He has the following endorsements from MSHA - IU, IS, MR and IN. Jason is also a Certified Occupational Safety and Health Specialist as well as a First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor.
You can reach Jason at NIC’s Workforce Training Center
525 S Clearwater Loop, Post Falls, ID 83854
Email: jason.james@nic.edu
Phone: (208) 665-5062

Q What subjects are covered?

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Mine Safety Training Schedule
Part 46/48 Training
Whether preparing the new miner/contractor or refreshing the experienced employee, our courses will equip industry professionals for safety and health hazards involved in underground and surface mining operations. Topics include Miners Rights and Responsibilities, Industrial Hygiene, Water Hazards, Explosives, Fall Prevention, First Aid, Respiratory Protection, Powered Haulage Accident Prevention, Sliding Material Hazards, and much more. All classes meet the U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) Part 46/48 requirements for New Miner and Annual Refresher Training. Upon successful completion of the course, a 5000-23 Certificate of Training will be issued.

Annual Refresher Training (Surface and/or Underground)
This one-day class will refresh experienced miners and contractors in safety and health hazards involved in surface and underground mining. You are required to show your current or most recent 5000-23 Certificate of Training prior to class (per MSHA requirements).

June 22 Mon (8am-5pm)
Post Falls $80 Enroll HERE
July 27 Mon (8am-5pm)
Post Falls $80 Enroll HERE
August 24 Mon (8am-5pm)
Post Falls $80 Enroll HERE
New Miner Training
This course will prepare new miners and contractors for safety and health hazards involved in surface and/or underground mining operations. Classes are 8:00am - 5:00pm

June 29-July 1 Surface Post Falls $300 Enroll HERE
June 29-July 2 Underground Post Falls $400 Enroll HERE
July 13-15 Surface Post Falls $300 Enroll HERE
July 13-16 Underground Post Falls $400 Enroll HERE
August 10-12 Surface Post Falls $300 Enroll HERE
August 10-13 Underground Post Falls $400 Enroll HERE

Q How do you register for classes?

Fax, Mail, or Email: Completed Forms to NIC Workforce Training Center. Download Registration Form HERE
Online: Click on the class you would like to attend. This will take you to the online registration page.

Q Where are the classes offered?

Training Locations
Workforce Training Center: 525 Clearwater Loop, Post Falls, ID
Silver Valley Center: 323 Main Street, Kellogg, ID

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