Grants up for grabs for rescue and safety training

THE US Mine Safety and Health Administration this week announced the availability of more than $US7.9 million in health and safety training grants being issued by MSHA in fiscal year 2007.
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A team member awaits his return to the emergency scenario.

Angie Tomlinson

Grantees will use the funds to provide federally mandated training to miners. The grants cover training and retraining of miners working at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines.

States apply for the grants, which are administered by state mine inspectors' offices, state departments of labour or state-supported colleges and universities. Each recipient tailors the program to its state miners' individual needs and provides technical assistance.

The funds are the same amount as those provided in 2006.

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