Educational materials for aggregates professionals
by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor
A complete and scalable solution for development of mining equipment operators blends eLearning, instructor-led training, medium- and high-fidelity simulators, and customized content and curriculum. The new tools and technologies include the following:
• SimCloud — allows operations to maintain complete visibility over local or global simulation training programs via a secure website;
• Global Operator Benchmarking — allows operations to benchmark equipment operators against global norms based on data captured from more than 23,000 operators;
• Trainer Productivity Station — alleviates the industry shortage of experienced trainers;
• SimDesktop — allows trainers and managers to take advantage of simulator data analysis and scenario configuration tools; and
• SimMentor — facilitates briefing before and debriefing after simulation training sessions.
Immersive Technologies | www.immersivetechnologies.com
Underground equipment report
The Underground-Mining Mobile Equipment Report, researched and written jointly by Raw Materials Group (RMG) and The Parker Bay Co., identifies approximately one-third of the mobile equipment being used in the world’s underground hard-rock mines. Supporting data on mineral production is taken from the RMG database that covers global metal output.
IntierraRMG | www.intierrarmg.com
The Rock Book is packed with the newest technologies, definitions, general screening information, and specification tables related to aggregate production. The 236-page manual will help users in mining, mineral processing, and quarrying improve efficiency and uncover hidden profits.
W.S. Tyler | www.wstyler.ca
A new compliance-assistance resource, Guarding Machinery at Metal & Nonmetal Mines, is a sequel to the conveyor belt guarding guide published in 2010. The new guide provides examples of good guarding practices and compliance information relating to all types of mining equipment, including drive and power transmission components, crushers and screens, rotating equipment, power tools, and auxiliary equipment.
Mine Safety and Health Administration | www.msha.gov
Electronic excavator safety manual
AEM’s first safety manual e-book, the Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual, enables equipment operators to access safety information wherever they carry mobile devices. The e-book features user-friendly options such as variable type, bookmarks, the ability to embed and e-mail notes, content search, and a low-light reading format. It also allows AEM to more easily distribute safety information globally and extend the reach of its safety messaging.
Association of Equipment Manufacturers | www.aem.org
A new handbook, Best Practices for Dust Control in Metal/Nonmetal Mining, was developed to identify available engineering controls that can assist underground and surface metal/nonmetal mining operations in reducing worker exposure to respirable silica dust. The controls range from long-used controls, which have developed into industry standards, to newer controls, which are still being optimized.
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