Avoid Online MSHA Training Scams

There are over 70 mines in Texas alone. All these sites are a goldmine (pardon the pun) of opportunity for individuals looking to work in this sector. The only barrier to entry is that before you’re allowed on any site you’ll need certification to prove that you’re capable, qualified and understand the unique risks involved in working on a mine. You’ll never get to work on a mine without this certification.

The reason for this is based entirely on the fact that mining is a “high risk” industry. Injuries are common – and inevitable if people aren’t trained. Legislation in this industry is unavoidable because if workers aren’t skilled on the basic procedures and safety requirements involved when working on a mine people could wind up injured or worse.

The good news is that you can complete your MSHA training to get your New Miners Certificate in a matter of days.
Why You Should Avoid Most Online Courses For Both Part 46 Training and Part 48 Training

Online courses are convenient. Many new miners want to get on the job quickly and cheaply so they take these classes. However, it can also be a risky option as it’s biggest benefits are also the reason so many students have to re-attend courses in person and pay extra for them. Why is that?

It’s simple. Most of these so-called “courses” don’t give you a signed 5000-23 certificate on completion. This vital certification is a necessity if you want to be employed at any mine in the country.

Why Do I Need A Signed 5000-23 Certificate?

It’s a national prerequisite covered by the Mine Safety and Health Act and is not just something you’ve got to complete in Texas. So, even if you were to move or look for a mining job elsewhere this certificate would come in handy.

I’ve Completed Online Training Why Can’t Someone Vouch For My Completion?

Even if you’ve completed the necessary courses for your 24-hour new miner certificate or the 8-hour refresher course – without a signed 5000-23 from a certified trainer, it would be as though it never happened. Paperwork in the mining sector is the only thing insurance companies, mining managers, and mining companies will accept.

That said, your local certified trainer can’t sign to say you’ve completed a course they didn’t oversee. Firstly, doing that would be illegal, and trainers could be fined according to §110 (a) and (f) of the Federal Health and Safety Act. Not only that, but they’ll be taking on liability. Which would mean that in the event something were to go wrong they wouldn’t be able to back up claims of having taught you.

A signed 5000-23 certificate is the only way you’re going to become a miner, and it’s only good if it’s been signed. Most online courses won’t provide you with a signed document. But there are other reasons you’d want to get in-person training.

Why You Should Get Your Training In Person From Morgan Safety Services

Morgan Safety Services is invested in providing the best service to miners in Texas. Whether you need to complete a refresher course or get a new miner certificate you should contact us for reputable, in-person training that’s trusted by many local mines.

Certified Instructors

To work at certain mines you’ll need to complete MSHA Part 48 Training. This certifies that you’re able to work on the mines that are covered by this code. A necessity for surface miners involved in metal or coal mining.

Reputable Courses

The courses you’ll take at our in-person training center or by one of our instructors are reputable, approved, and only include industry standard material. They’re regularly updated to keep our students in the know. In addition, we’re a well known and respected training center which gives our course completers a competitive edge at local mines.

Bilingual Courses That Are Interactive

Courses are conducted in both Spanish and English. Which means you can decide to take the course in the language you’re most comfortable in. The best part is that we’re there for you every step of the way, in a manner an online course can’t be. You’ll be able to interact with your instructors and other students, which can also be an excellent networking opportunity.

Signed 5000-23 Certificates

At the end of your course, you’ll get a signed 5000-23 certificate that specifies which mining conditions you’re capable of working in. These conditions will depend on whether you completed Part 46 training or Part 48 training.

Part 46 Training:
Surface miners and contractors engaged in shell dredging or employed at one of the following mines or operations:

Surface Clay, Gravel, Surface stone, Sand, Colloidal Phosphate, Marble, Surface Limestone, Shale, Fieldspar, Kaolin, Granite, Traprock, Cement, Lime, Slate, and Sandstone.

Part 48b Training:
Surface miners or contractors engaged in coal or metal mining.

The bottom line is… There’s a thriving mining industry in Texas, an industry you can be a part of if you decide to get your New Miner certification from a reputable training center.