ARLINGTON, Va. –The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration has awarded $8,441,000 in grant funding to 47 states and the Navajo Nation to reduce mining accidents, injuries and illnesses by supporting safety and health training courses and other programs.

Grantees will use the funds to provide miners with federally mandated training. The grants cover training and retraining of miners working at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines, including miners engaged in shell dredging or employed at surface stone, sand and gravel mining operations.

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For information regarding Minnesota’s State Grant Program, please see the contact information below:

Mr. Joe Mulford
State Director
Fire/EMS/Safety Training
MN. State Colleges & Universities
30 7th Street East, Ste. 350
St. Paul, MN 55101-7804
Telephone: (651) 201-1434
Website: Advanced Minnesota

Additional Contact: Robert Weston, CSP, CMSP, CET
Email: South Central College
Center for Business & Industry
1920 Lee Blvd.
North Mankato, MN 56003
“Your resource for knowledge, skills and strategies”
Telephone: 507.389.7320
Cell: 507.327.9093