October 11, 2022
Tallahassee Community College has been awarded $191,510 from the United States Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Grant funds were awarded to support federally mandated training and re-training for miners working at surface and underground coal and metal and nonmetal mines. Miners working in shell dredging or employed at surface stone, sand, and gravel mining operations are also included.
“We are extremely thankful to MSHA for the continued support of our program,” said Karen Miller who leads the Florida Mine Safety Program (FMSP). “Proper training is critical to keeping miners and work sites safe. This funding allows us to continue to deliver these essential training programs.”
The FMSP, which has been housed at TCC’s Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI) since 2011, aims to educate those who work in mining operations by assisting mining companies and mining contractors with their health and safety training.