In this edition of the Florida Mine Safety Program e-newsletter, you’ll find information about the 2021-2022 National Surface Mine Rescue Rules Task Force and Advisory Board, an upcoming course date and new consultants, as well as this year’s Stand Down for Safety Day. Read the full E-Newsletter.
The Florida Mine Safety Program (FMSP) aims to educate those who partake in mining operations by assisting mining companies and mining contractors with their health and safety training. For the past 31 years, the program has operated as a federally-funded grant program under the the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) whose mission is to prevent death, disease and injuries in the mining industry. This is done through a variety of training courses, conferences and informational seminars offered by FMSP.
The Florida Mine Safety Program (FMSP) diligently works to ensure that miners working in both Florida metal and nonmetal operations are aware of the health and safety standards and are effectively trained to take precautionary measures. Through a collaborative effort, FMSP and MSHA Educational Field and Small Mine Services (EFSMS) work together to reduce the frequency and severity of mining accidents and ensure a safe environment for all.
Disclosure of Federal Participation (Stevens Amendment)
- The Florida MSHA State Grants Program informs the public that the use of Federal dollars in the Florida Mine Safety Program meets the Stevens Amendment requirement. Bid Solicitations, press releases, various instructional material purchases, training resources, video productions, websites, social media, mine rescue events, staff professional development opportunities, and all engagements have been funded in whole or in part with Federal Entitlement Dollars.
- This Florida Mine Safety Program Bid Solicitation is fully supported by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, MSHA State Grants Program, of the U.S. Department of Labor as part of an award totaling $180,857.00 with 25% ($45,214.00) from non-governmental sources.
- “This material was produced under Grant Number MSHA 2020-1 from the Mine Safety and Health Administration, MSHA State Grants Program, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.”