MSHA awards $1 million in safety grants

By |  September 25, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) awarded $1 million to organizations dedicated to mine safety and education.

Through its Brookwood-Sago grants program, MSHA was able to donate the money to seven organizations, each of which aims to improve the mining industry. Awarded for a 12-month performance period, the grants are given to the groups to enhance mine safety, training and education, as well as increase preparedness for emergencies.

“Training is the key for proper, safe and effective emergency response,” says Joseph Main, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety and health. “The programs funded by these federal grants will enable miners working underground to be better prepared in the event of a mine emergency.”

The seven organizations to receive these grants are the United Mine Workers of America Career Centers Inc.; the Colorado School of Mines; the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety; the University of Arizona; the Center for Strategic Management Public Leadership Institute Inc.; Pennsylvania State University; and Rend Lake College.

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