The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has allocated $8.4 million in health and safety training grants for fiscal year 2011. The grants cover training and retraining of miners working at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines. Funds were awarded to 47 states and the Navajo Nation.
“These grant awards continue a tradition of cooperation between MSHA and the states that can really contribute to the development of a strong safety culture in the mining community,” said MSHA Administrator Joseph A. Main.
The state grants program was authorized by the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969. States first received funding in 1971. Additional information is available at www.msha.gov/training/states/states.asp.