Health and Safety Interventions Grants

Health and Safety Intervention Grants Portfolio

Providing Research Grants for All Mining…


The Alpha Foundation is seeking to award research addressing the root causes of disease, injuries, and fatalities in the mining industry and achieve successful implementation of practical solutions derived from the research effort.

The Foundation is committed to fund projects that explore innovative ideas and concepts, complement existing research efforts and address knowledge or technology gaps in mine safety and health. To this end, cooperative research efforts with mining entities, stakeholder groups and state and federal institutions are encouraged. The Foundation plan is a balanced approach, incorporating a blend of engineering and health science with behavioral science and training, needed to solve mining safety and health problems.

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These studies encompass efforts devoted to prevention by design whereby engineering controls, mine design, machine design, or use of personal protective equipment or safety and health technologies are used to prevent conditions, circumstances, or events that cause illness, disease, injury or death to mine workers.


Dust and Toxic Substance Control

Collecting mine dust particles with liquid-coated vibrating meshes, Phase 2

Second Phase Technology Development Grants (AFC518SP)

Virginia Tech (Grant AFC518SP-89)