MSHA allocates $8.3 million in safety training grants

By |  August 22, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has allocated $8,348,423 in health and safety training grants for 47 states and the Navajo Nation in fiscal year 2014.

The grants will be used to cover training and retraining of miners employed at surface, stone, sand and gravel mining operations, as well as those working at surface and underground coal and metal/nonmetal mines.

“These state grants support the safety and health mission contained in the Mine Act,” says Joseph Main, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health. “These federal funds will enable miners to better prepare for the task at hand and arm them with the proper knowledge to avoid accidents and injuries.”

Some states also will use their grants to support their mine emergency response and other Mine Act functions.

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