General Physical Characteristics of Surface Mines

SKU: C-544

Train your employees on the common physical characteristics of sufrace mines
Training Time: 15 Minutes


The characteristics of every surface mine depend upon the mine’s location and the material being mined. However, there are physical characteristics common to most surface mines as a result of similarities in mining operations, types of materials being mined, and federal regulations. This course covers those common physical characteristics of surface mines.

Topics Covered:

  • Identify the common physical features of surface mines 
  • Define the angle of repose 
  • Describe why the angle of repose is critical to mine safety 
  • List several uses of berms at surface mines

Based on:

  • 30 CFR Part 46.5.b.1

15 Minutes (9 min. video + 6 min. test)

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