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MSHA offering $1M in safety grants

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Arlington, VA — The Mine Safety and Health Administration is accepting applications until Aug. 23 for its Brookwood-Sago Mine Safety Grants Program.

The agency will provide up to $1 million in grant funding for states, territories, and private and public organizations to develop educational and training programs intended to “help the mining community identify, avoid and prevent unsafe and unhealthy working conditions in and around the nation’s mines.”

When awarding the grants, MSHA will place “special emphasis” on programs and materials that target miners at smaller mines, as well as underserved populations in the industry.

The grants are named after fatal mine disasters in Brookwood, AL, and Sago, WV. They’re scheduled to be awarded no later than Sept. 30.

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