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 at the Blong Technology Center, Davenport, IA.

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.” 


November 14
Section# 190560

December 12
Section# 190561

Tuesday, January 23
Section# 194460

Tuesday, February 6
Section# 194463

Monday, March 12
Section# 194464

Monday, April 16
Section# 194465


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. 


November 14 – 16
Section# 190564

December 12 – 14
Section# 190565

January 23 – 25 (T,W,R)
Section# 194453

February 6 – 8 (T,W,R)
Section# 194454

March 12 – 14 (M,T,W)
Section# 194457

April 16 – 18 (M,T,W)
Section# 194458

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.