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15 tips for a healthy undercarriage

Feb 07, 2016

15 tips for a healthy undercarriage

Undercarriage maintenance is critical to the overall productivity of a machine. It is the mechanism that gives tracked machines much of their power and stability. It also represents a high percentage of the total operating cost of the machine over ...

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MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at stone facilities in 2015

Feb 03, 2016

MSHA’s top 25 most cited standards at stone facilities in 2015

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has updated its list of the top 25 most common violations cited for stone aggregate facilities in 2015. According to MSHA, the number one violation of 2015 involved housekeeping, or more specially, they were violations due to ...

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MSHA issues 95 citations to seven mines during December inspections

Feb 03, 2016

MSHA issues 95 citations to seven mines during December inspections

The Mine Safety and Health Administration issued out 95 citations to seven different metal and nonmetal mines across the country during its December inspections. According to MSHA, metal and nonmetal citations made up 95 of the 165 total given out during ...

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GET the right equipment for your excavator bucket

Nov 14, 2015

GET the right equipment for your excavator bucket

Large hydraulic excavators are often used for production loading at the quarry face. As primary production tools, these machines set the pace for the entire mining operation. The bucket and teeth at the end of the excavator stick can affect ...

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MSHA releases summary of mining deaths in third quarter preliminary fatality data

Oct 26, 2015

MSHA releases summary of mining deaths in third quarter preliminary fatality data

Metal and nonmetal miners made up five of the seven mining deaths in the third quarter of 2015, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration's summary of mining deaths from July 1 through Sept. 30. There have been eight fewer ...

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MSHA is stepping up its enforcement following three fatal accidents in one day

Aug 10, 2015

MSHA is stepping up its enforcement following three fatal accidents in one day

August 3 was a deadly day for mining across America as three miners died in completely unrelated accidents in three different states. In the wake of the deaths, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has decided up the enforcement and ...

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Get the most (water) out of your dewatering screen

Jul 10, 2015

Get the most (water) out of your  dewatering  screen

Dewatering screens are common tools used to dewater fine aggregates (typically, minus-3/8-inch or smaller) prior to stockpiling. Feed to a dewatering screen can come from a variety of sources, including cyclones, density classifiers, fine material washers, and even directly from ...

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April 2015

Apr 01, 2015

April 2015

 Spring Safety

NSSGA responds to proposed increase in MSHA spending

Feb 12, 2015

NSSGA responds to proposed increase in MSHA spending

The Obama Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016 includes a 5-percent increase, up to $394 million, in spending for the Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), according to a report in the National Stone, Sand and ...

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Fatality spike will lead to increased MSHA enforcement, outreach

Feb 06, 2015

Fatality spike will lead to increased MSHA enforcement, outreach

Regulators and operators should feel a sense of urgency when it comes to reversing the spike in metal/non-metal fatalities. That was the message shared by Joeseph A. Main, assistant secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and Neal Merrifield, ...

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MSHA announces results of July impact inspections

Sep 01, 2014

MSHA announces results of July impact inspections

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the results of its July impact inspections. During the month, federal inspectors issued 190 citations and eight orders during special impact inspections conducted at 15 coal mines and ...

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MSHA Revamps Safety Outreach to Small Producers

May 06, 2014

MSHA Revamps Safety Outreach to Small Producers

Industry training will look dramatically different as the summer aggregate production season approaches full tilt. During a May 5 stakeholder summit held by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety ...

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