February 16, 2012
By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor
The new Mine Safety & Health DVD helps increase awareness about the dangers of mining and offers safety sign and label solutions. The DVD is viewable in both Spanish and English, educates viewers about chemical hazards and the dangers of dust, and introduces the new DuraLabel Toro — a 4-inch, battery-powered, fully network-independent printer that can go anywhere. Graphic Products.
Mineral identification guide
The NSSGA Mineral Identification and Management Guide helps operations ensure they are doing all that’s necessary to provide the healthiest possible workplace for workers. The document provides a range of investigatory tools needed for assessing whether protocol mineral fibers are present at a quarry. It provides guidance on what steps, if any, the operations should take based on the analysis. National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.
NSK’s Bearing Basics e-learning program is designed to help engineers and maintenance personnel maximize product performance and increase productivity. The program’s modules provide a better understanding of bearing types, fits and clearances, installation, and removal and maintenance techniques, as well as failure causes and countermeasures. NSK.
Online learning center
A new six-part online series on concrete and cement technology, Cement and Its Impact on Concrete Performance, explains cement’s role in sustainability, cement types, and applications, as well as how cement affects the performance of concrete. Each hour-long module focuses on professional development while addressing relevant topics and issues including:
* Cement’s Role in Sustainability;
* Cement Manufacturing;
* Types and Applications of Cement;
* Cement Characteristics;
* Impact of Cement on Concrete Properties; and
* Abnormal Reactions and Compatibility of Materials with Cement.
Courses are self-paced and offer CEU/PDH credits. Portland Cement Association.
Spanish-language excavator safety manual
The new Spanish-version Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual comes in a convenient “flip-style” Spanish/English format. The manual outlines safe machine operation and maintenance guidelines in a concise and well-illustrated layout for easy comprehension. Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
Finger/hand safety materials
The IMA-NA Data Task Force developed a finger and hand safety poster, and five associated finger and hand safety toolbox talks. The poster and tool box talks may be viewed and downloaded at www.ima-na.org/Safety-Health. The task force has plans to produce a video as well. Industrial Minerals Industry-North America.
A new 2012 equipment calendar features 12 monthly 8- by 10-inch black and white photographs of vintage construction, dredging, and surface mining equipment in action. Calendars are available individually with the HCEA’s imprint or in quantities of 50 with custom name and address imprint, and can be ordered from the HCEA Website at www.hcea.net or by calling 419-352-5616. All proceeds from calendar sales go towards HCEA operations.
Historical Construction Equipment Association.
A free guide, How to Choose and Use Industrial Metal Detectors, helps users select an industrial metal detector for their particular application and associated challenges. The 28-page guide explains the principles of metal detectors, where they should be used, the basic layout of a metal detector, styles, and how to select the right metal detector. It concludes with tips on getting the most production out of an installed metal detector. Eriez.