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There, the name is Barre

Jan 05, 2015

There, the name is Barre

Sept. 3, 1793. “The combatants advanced upon each other, and soon Thompson, by a well-directed blow, brought his antagonist to the floor, and springing upon him at full length, began to aim his heavy blows at his head and face; but ...

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MSHA statistics and alerts scrutinize safety practices

Jan 05, 2015

MSHA statistics and alerts scrutinize safety practices

There have been 25 fatalities at metal and non-metal (M/NM) operations from October 2013 through August 2014 — a marked increase over years past. In response, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) convened a stakeholder meeting in May 2014 ...

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When it comes to cold-weather operations, be sure protect your excavator

Jan 05, 2015

When it comes to cold-weather operations, be sure protect your excavator

by Matthew Hendry Excavators are some of the hardest- working machines at any aggregates operation. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, these workhorses perform a variety of tasks, from digging to loading trucks. When the weather turns cold, a new set of ...

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Employee involvement is one step toward safety

Jan 05, 2015

Employee involvement is one step toward safety

I have heard repeatedly from leaders of organizations looking to improve their safety performance that they want their employees to take responsibility for safety. And I have seen countless organizations try and fail to make this culture shift through traditional ...

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Virtual trip along historic Route 66 comes to an end

Dec 30, 2014

Virtual trip along historic Route 66 comes to an end

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, we head ...

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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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