Fla. (August 1, 2013) – Tallahassee Community College’s Florida Public Safety Institute
has been awarded a $60,773 United States Department of Labor grant for the
Florida Mine Safety and Health Training (FMSH) Program.
primary goal of the FMSH Program is to have a positive impact on the awareness of
safety and occupational health hazards in Florida mining environments and,
through training, to help make them safer and healthier workplaces for miners
will conduct effective mine health and safety training classes in order to
eliminate fatal injuries and reduce the frequency and severity of mining
accidents. All miners and contractors of any size can benefit from consultative
assistance in training plan development, new and updated training materials,
specialized training, and information provided by the FMSH Program. Special
emphasis and a reduced tuition rate for training will be granted to mines with
five or fewer employees.
are very proud that Florida’s incident rate continues to be below the national
rate, and among the lowest in the United States, due in no small part to the
effective training of its mining workforce provided by FMSH,” said Ben Hart, coordinator
of the Florida Mine Safety Training Program.
more information on the grant or FMSH Program, please contact Ben Hart at (850)
201-7009 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.