MSHA Announces Availability of Up to $400,000 in Grants for Mine Safety Education, Training

MSHA announced Tuesday the availability of up to $400,000 in funding to support education and training to help identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe mining work conditions.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Tuesday the availability of up to $400,000 in funding to support education and training to help identify, avoid, and prevent unsafe mining work conditions. The funding is part of its Brookwood-Sago grant program.

Brookwood-Sago grants focus on powered haulage safety, emergency prevention and preparedness, examinations of working conditions at metal and nonmetal mines, or other programs to prevent unsafe working conditions in and near mines.

The program was established by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006. It promotes mine safety in honor of the 25 miners who died at the Jim Walter Resources #5 mine in 2001 in Brookwood, Alabama, and in 2006 at the Sago Mine in Buckhannon, West Virginia.

Grant recipients will be able to use the funding to develop training materials, provide mine safety training or education, recruit mine operators and miners for training, and conduct and evaluate the training.

Special emphasis will be given to programs and materials that target miners at smaller mines, including training for workers and employers about new agency standards, high-risk activities, or MSHA-identified hazards.

The closing date for grant applications is June 9, 2019, and MSHA will award grants on or before Sept. 30, 2019. Grant applications can be found here.

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