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MSHA awards $400K in mine safety training grants

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Arlington, VA — The Mine Safety and Health Administration has awarded $400,000 in safety training grants to six organizations as part of its Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants Program.

The recipients are:

  • University of Arizona, Tucson
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City
  • United Mine Workers of America, Prosperity, PA
  • Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Denver
  • Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, Big Stone Gap
  • West Virginia University Research Corp., Morgantown

Individual grants range from $50,000 to $100,000. According to MSHA, the funding will assist the organizations with establishing and initiating education and training programs aimed at recognizing and mitigating safety and health hazards in and around mines.

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