The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health has announced approximately $4.5 million in new awards in the area of holistic mining safety and health research. The research projects are directed towards fulfilling the Foundation’s mission to improve mine safety and health through funding research and development projects by qualified academic institutions and other not-for-profit organizations. The three funded projects bring a range of disciplines together to interact and provide a better opportunity through synergistic efforts to solve challenging mine problems through cohesive, multidisciplinary research efforts incorporating a blend of engineering and health science along with behavioral science and training. Additional information on these new awards can be found here.
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Since it began grantmaking activities in 2013, the Alpha Foundation has committed nearly $23 million to support mining safety and health research.