The purpose of this NOFO is to enhance the quality and complement the availability of health and safety training for miners in the Western United States.
Availability includes the frequency, geographic considerations, channels or partners of dissemination, culturally and/or educational appropriate
training material, and other characteristics of a successful training program.NIOSH invites applications that support the development and implementation of training and education programs with objectives that:address the training needs of mining personnel in the Western United States,develop and deliver health and safety training to miners (NOTE:
this excludes training in emergency response and hazmat materials),develop/offer and implement “train the trainer” courses,provide qualified instructors and faculty to conduct the training, and increase the number of trainers,evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the training program on reducing injuries and illnesses to miners, andcoordinate with existing training programs and partnerships with industry, miners, and agencies, such as those offered by MSHA.NIOSH intends that the training provided by this program will be consistent with recommendations and guidelines of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and MSHA, and that the training provided will not duplicate existing MSHA or OSHA training programs, or those developed by current NIOSH grantees.
Applications duplicating training provided by MSHA or OSHA training programs, or those developed by current NIOSH grantees will be found non-responsive.