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MSHA awards mine safety, health grants

By |  October 4, 2021

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The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) awarded more than $10.5 million in grant funding to support safety and health training and other programs.

MSHA awarded the grants to 46 states, Navajo Nation and the North Marina Islands.

The funds will be used to provide miners with federally mandated training, covering training and retraining of miners working at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines. According to MSHA, this includes miners engaged in shell dredging or those employed at surface stone, sand and gravel mining operations.

“These state grants help provide critical safety and health training for thousands of miners,” says Jeannette Galanis, principal deputy assistant secretary for MSHA. “MSHA is dedicated to keeping miners safe on the job, and this annual funding helps make sure miners across the country have access to proper safety training and resources.”

MSHA awarded the grants based on applications from states. The recipients are as follows:

• Bevill State Community College in Alabama ($236,821)
• University of Alaska ($142,249)
• Arizona State Mine Inspector ($391,991)
• Navajo Nation Minerals Department in Arizona ($54,785)
• Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing ($128,278)
• California Department of Industrial Relations ($379,933)
• Colorado Department of Natural Resources ($262,949)
• Central Connecticut State University ($80,093)
• Tallahassee Community College in Florida ($181,183)
• Technical College System of Georgia ($205,443)
• North Idaho College ($143,378)
• Illinois Department of Natural Resources ($271,733)
• Vincennes University in Indiana ($263,582)
• Eastern Iowa Community College District ($187,028)
• Hutchinson Community College in Kansas ($128,783)
• Kentucky Division of Mind Safety ($417,148)
• Northshore Technical Community College in Louisiana ($114,804)
• Maine Department of Labor ($117,104)
• Maryland Department of the Environment ($73,216)
• Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards ($101,383)
• Michigan Technological University ($255,137)
• Minnesota State Colleges & Universities ($379,465)
• Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality ($46,118)
• Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations ($275,709)
• Montana Department of Labor & Industry ($213,341)
• University of Nebraska at Kearney ($93,256)
• Nevada Mine Safety & Training Section ($400,325)
• New Hampshire Department of Business & Economic Affairs ($76,777)
• New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development ($63,199)
• New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology ($185,564)
• New York Department of Labor, Division of Safety ($335,452)
• North Carolina Department of Labor ($181,558)
• North Dakota Department of Career & Technical Education ($120,220)
• Northern Mariana Islands Office of the Governor ($21,991)
• Ohio Department of Natural Resources ($260,854)
• Oklahoma Department of Mines ($176,610)
• Eastern Oregon University ($163,835)
• Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ($606,207)
• Tri-County Technical College in South Carolina ($86,803)
• South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ($93,737)
• Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce ($196,389)
• University of Texas at Austin ($690,561)
• Utah State University ($244,919)
• Vermont Department of Labor ($113,050)
• Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy ($261,822)
• Eastern Washington University ($171,960)
• West Virginia Office of Miners’ Health, Safety & Training (529,191)
• Northcentral Technical College in Wisconsin (98,473)
• Northern Wyoming Community College ($312,593)

Jack Kopanski

About the Author:

Jack Kopanski is the Managing Editor for Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants. Kopanski can be reached at 216-706-3756 or jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net.

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