Mine Safety

Location: Workforce Training Center

MHSA Mine Safety Training

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

Whether preparing the new miner/contractor or refreshing the experienced employee, our courses will equip industry professionals for the 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

This one-day class will refresh experienced miners and contractors on the 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). Classes run 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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New Miner Training: Surface Part 46/48

This course will prepare new miners and contractors for safety and health hazards involved in surface and/or underground mining operations. For students that attend the underground class will receive certifications for both surface and underground mining operations.  Classes run 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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MSHA Part 48 Instructor Training Course

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. 

* Next class: Fall 2023

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Course Overview, Application, and Prerequisites

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.

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Registration Options

Online Registration: Click on the class you would like to attend. This will take you to the online registration page.

Email or Mail: Complete the registration form and send it to NIC Workforce Training Center.

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Part 49 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.

MSHA 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/AEDCertified Instruction EMS Safety logo

This half-day course will prepare miners, contractors, and operators to respond confidently to emergencies through lectures, videos, and hands-on practice. 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: 

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


Mine Saftey Instructor Jason James

With 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