Quarry Worker Safety Training

Quarry Worker Safety Training

In conjunction with the National Building Granite Quarriers Association (NBGQA) and other key stakeholders, the following training resources are being provided for both new employee and current employee training. Each section includes a 10 minute overview video which can used in conjunction with toolbox talks, demonstrations, and additional readings. Over the next several months, sufficient content will be provided to meet the 24 hour requirement that must be met prior to the employees' 90th day of employment.

New Employee Training (Modules 1 -7)

NOTE: A minimum of 4 hours of training must occur before the employee can enter the quarry/mine. This section provides resources that are relevant to the stone industry that can be used to complete this requirement ("New Miner Training Record/Certificate" (30 CFR Part 46.5).

Module 1: An introduction to the work environment, including a visit and tour of the mine, or portions of the mine that are representative of the entire mine (walkaround training). The method of mining or operation utilized must be explained and observed;

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Module 2: Instruction on the recognition and avoidance of electrical hazards and other hazards present at the mine, such as traffic patterns and control, mobile equipment (e.g., haul trucks and front-end loaders), and loose or unstable ground conditions;

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Module 3: A review of the emergency medical procedures, escape and emergency evacuation plans, in effect at the mine, and instruction on the firewarning signals and firefighting procedures;

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Module 4: Instruction on the health and safety aspects of the tasks to be assigned, including the safe work procedures of such tasks, the mandatory health and safety standards pertinent to such tasks, information about the physical and health hazards of chemicals in the miner's work area, the protective measures a miner can take against these hazards, and the contents of the mine's HazCom program;

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Module 5: Instruction on the statutory rights of miners and their representatives under the Act;

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Module 6: A review and description of the line of authority of supervisors and miners' representatives and the responsibilities of such supervisors and miners' representatives;

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Module 7: An introduction to your rules and procedures for reporting hazards.

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New Employee Training (Modules 8-9)

NOTE: No later than 60 calendar days after a new employee begins work at the quarry/mine.

Module 8: Instruction and demonstration on the use, care, and maintenance of self-rescue and respiratory devices, if used at the mine;

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Module 9: A review of first aid methods.

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Ongoing Training

  • The Toolbox Talks listed in the "new employee" training section may be used for ongoing training. Additional stone industry specific toolbox talks will be added in the upcoming months.

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