MSHA awards safety grants

The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has awarded US$10,537,000 in grant funding to reduce mining accidents, injuries and illnesses by supporting safety and health courses, and other programmes
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Staff reporter

PRESS RELEASE: The awards were made to 47 states, the Navajo Nation, Guam and Native Village of Barrow.

Grantees will use the funds to provide miners with federally mandated training. The grants cover training and retraining of miners working at surface and underground coal and metal and non-metal mines, including miners engaged in shell dredging or employed at surface stone, sand and gravel mining operations.

Grants were awarded based on applications from states, and they are administered by state mine inspectors’ offices, state departments of labour, and state-supported colleges and universities. Each recipient tailors the programme to the needs of its mines and miners – including mining conditions and hazards miners may encounter – and provides technical assistance.

See the list of grantees here.