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MSHA awards safety grant to University of Nebraska at Kearney

By |  May 13, 2019

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The Mine Safety & Health Administration awarded a $92,000 grant to the Nebraska Safety Center to assist the University of Nebraska at Kearney in training the state’s mining industry.

According to The Grand Island Independent, the grant allows the Safety Center to offer training that focuses on proper handling of machinery and materials, electrical safety, hazard communication, chemical safety, lockout/tagout procedures and first aid. The grant will train workers through Sept. 30, and all new miners and contractors must complete a mandatory 24 hours of New Miner Training.

“We are dedicated to the safety of everyone involved in mining at all levels,” says Mick Anderson, Safety Center director. “With such a strong foundation with all our safety programs, we have been able to grow and expand in our effort to become not only the regional expert on safety, but to become the statewide expert and resource on all areas of safety.”

The Safety Center has conducted statewide safety training in Nebraska miners for 40 years.

All information courtesy of The Grand Island Independent.

Zach Mentz

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