Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MSHA training is available from Occupational Safety Consultants. Occupational Safety Consultants, LLC (OSC) is a full-service safety training firm. Endorsed by Iowa’s community colleges and delivering training approved by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), OSC is the leading choice for mine safety training. Your instructor will be highly qualified and attendees will find our mine safety courses are interesting and informative.

Training is available on your site or at your nearest EICC location.

Annual Refresher - Part 46 and 48B

Time:  8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost:  $80 per person

This course is annual refresher instruction designed to train and recertify persons for Part 46 & 48B surface training for underground mines. Refresher classes are not comprehensive in scope; participants should meet the MSHA definition of “experienced miner.” 

September 25
Section# 190553

October 30
Section# 190554

November 14
Section# 190560

December 12
Section# 190561


MSHA Part 48A Refresher

Time: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $80

This course presents an overview of the annual refresher training of miners for MSHA Part 48 training requirements. It will cover basic mining regulations for underground metal, non-metal, and coal mines as well as surface areas of underground metal, non-metal, and coal mines. In addition, the course covers how to recognize and avoid hazards inherent to mines, emergency response procedures, and miners’ rights and responsibilities.

September 28
Section #190629


New Miner (3 Day) - Part 46 and 48B

  8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost:  $225 per person

This course, delivered by an MSHA approved cooperative trainer, must be taken if an individual is going to work at a mine site for the first time.  Hands-on, interactive instruction covers MSHA Part 46 & 48B surface training for underground mines, and health and safety issues relevant to mining operations and its employees. 

September 25 - 27
Section# 190562

October 30 - November 1
Section# 190563

November 14 – 16
Section# 190564

December 12 – 14
Section# 190565

Lower your training costs with a grant from the Iowa State Grant Program. The Iowa State Grant Program is partially subsidized by MSHA. The paperwork will be taken care of for you, including training certificates and training plans.

Jene Fuller of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, Managing Organization for the Iowa State Grant Program, can arrange for your grant and training at any location in Iowa. Contact Jene at 563-336-3445, jfuller@eicc.edu.