The revisions update existing Instruction Guide IG7 Advanced Mine Rescue Training – Coal Mines, which is currently in use to certify coal mine rescue team qualifications. New Instruction Guide IG7a Advanced Skills Training (AST) – Activities for Coal Mine Rescue Teams, includes activities and exercises moved from existing Instruction Guide IG7 and additional exercises to provide more hands-on skills training to improve team performance when responding to a mine emergency.

The revised instruction guides are posted on and on the MSHA website at Please use docket number MSHA-2013-0037 to find the guides posted on