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Route 66: The End of the Road

Dec 01, 2014

Route 66: The End of the Road

By Bill Langer From towns built around the limestone and aggregate industries to the Santa Monica Pier’s concrete pilings, the journey comes to a close. When we leave Barstow, Calif., for the final leg of our virtual trip along historic Route 66, ...

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Focus on supervisors

Dec 01, 2014

Focus on supervisors

In last month’s issue, I explored the role that middle managers play in embedding safety as a core value into the organization. One of those critical roles is to hold supervisors accountable for successfully completing defined and agreed-upon safety activities ...

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OSHA seeks stakeholder input on PELs

Dec 01, 2014

OSHA seeks stakeholder input on PELs

On Oct. 9, 2014, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it would launch a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances. For years, OSHA has pushed to update the ...

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Demystifying Dewatering

Dec 01, 2014

Demystifying  Dewatering

by John Best Dewatering screens were first introduced to the mining industry nearly 40 years ago as a more efficient means of dewatering -1/4 inch solids contained in slurries. In most operations, they replaced older technology such as screws/spirals or rake ...

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Crushing for particle shape

Nov 17, 2014

Crushing for particle shape

Most crushed stone and sand is produced for use in concrete and asphalt, and there is general agreement that a cubical stone is ideal for use in these products. “The more elongated and flaky the material is, the more water, ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a tour around Rogers Group’s Whites Creek Quarry

Nov 07, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a tour around Rogers Group’s Whites Creek Quarry

Whites Creek Quarry, a Rogers Group, Inc. operation, sits inside the city limits of Nashville, Tenn. Though the city began operations in the early 1950s when nothing was around it, it is now in the midst of homes, schools, and ...

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Whites Creek Quarry goes 10 years without injury

Nov 05, 2014

Whites Creek Quarry goes 10 years without injury

Whites Creek Quarry, a Rogers Group, Inc. operation, sits inside the city limits of Nashville, Tenn. Though the quarry has been in that location since the early 1950s when there was nothing nearby, it eventually found itself in the midst ...

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Conveyor maintenance: safety first

Nov 01, 2014

Conveyor  maintenance: safety first

by Ryan Grevenstuk There are two main types of belt maintenance: reactive maintenance and proactive maintenance. The first, reactive maintenance, involves a problem that occurs on your beltline that needs to be fixed to avoid extended downtime. The second type, proactive ...

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November 2014

Nov 01, 2014

November 2014

Crushing for Particle Shape

Stuck in the middle?

Nov 01, 2014

Stuck in the middle?

  Is it logical to think that one level in the organization holds the key to safety performance? Often times, we speak of the importance of top management in setting the “tone from the top” and supervisors leading the daily charge ...

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Challenges continue on POV rule

Nov 01, 2014

Challenges continue on POV rule

In January 2013, the final Pattern of Violations (POV) rule was announced by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). MSHA amended the POV rule by making two significant changes: it eliminated the preliminary Potential Pattern of Violations (PPOV) notice ...

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October 2014

Oct 31, 2014

October 2014

Haul Road Construction and Maintenance

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