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DOL and industry roundtable convenes to talk roads, jobs, and safety

Oct 31, 2014

DOL and industry roundtable convenes to talk roads, jobs, and safety

Collaboration with the aggregates industry regarding challenges facing it and the nation was the focus of an Oct. 20 roundtable convened by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, with input from Assistant Secretary of Labor Joe Main. The roundtable included members ...

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How to stay safe while working with a small or short-handed crew

Oct 29, 2014

How to stay safe while working with a small or short-handed crew

One of the lingering effects of the construction downturn is the difficulty contractors now face finding skilled workers. Whether construction workers have found other jobs, moved to a new city or left the industry altogether, skilled workers can be hard to ...

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Martin Marietta’s Beckmann Quarry celebrates 2 million hours without a reportable incident

Oct 06, 2014

Martin Marietta’s Beckmann Quarry  celebrates 2 million hours without a reportable incident

Since 2007, the Beckmann Quarry, owned and operated by Martin Marietta, has demonstrated that — with the right people and programs in place — one of the nation's largest quarries can amass a standout safety record. In September, the operation ...

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Balancing safety, production, and efficiency

Oct 01, 2014

Balancing safety, production, and efficiency

Recently, I was involved in a conversation on a LinkedIn forum discussing the best way to balance safety, production and efficiency. In order to achieve balance, it’s imperative to realize that one cannot exist without the others. Too often, safety and ...

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How do your employees perceive your views on safety?

Oct 01, 2014

How do your employees perceive your views on safety?

“For many, many years I had in my mind we were a real ‘safety’ company, because that was all that was ever preached to us. Safety first. We’ve always had safety meetings. We always had incentive programs. We had safety ...

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Quarry worker dies from broken neck after fall

Sep 03, 2014

Quarry worker dies from broken neck after fall

An accident at Gardenscape Quarry has taken the life of Glenn F. Dibble, 54, of Rensselaer Falls, New York. Investigators say Dibble - who was working at the quarry - entered a storage building to obtain wooden planks from the rafters. He then climbed onto ...

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Safety Excellence

Sep 01, 2014

Safety Excellence

 If you surveyed a group of safety professionals and asked them what percentage of accidents are caused by conditions and what percentage are the result of at-risk behaviors, you would likely get a response of about 10 percent conditions and ...

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Equipment Management

Sep 01, 2014

Equipment Management

  Breakers are powerful, versatile, and efficient — crucial equipment for a mining or aggregates operation. Whether it is a hydraulic or gas-fired breaker, the attachment is a highly effective tool for sizing large aggregates; however, with the new and evolving ...

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PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a virtual tour of Unimin’s underground operation in Guion, Ark.

Aug 27, 2014

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take a virtual tour of Unimin’s underground operation in Guion, Ark.

  Unimin's Guion Plant, located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, has an underground mine, a surface quarry, and a sand processing plant. The nearly 100-year-old operation was incorporated in 1917 by the Duncan family and run by several generations ...

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How to avoid work zone injuries and deaths

Aug 27, 2014

How to avoid work zone injuries and deaths

Serious injury and death is becoming an all-too-common occurrence for highway construction workers. Although workers aren’t always at fault, there are several preventable measures that can be taken to help reduce the risk of such a horrible and tragic accident. Here ...

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Sneak peek: Inside Unimin’s safety strategies

Aug 25, 2014

Sneak peek: Inside Unimin’s safety strategies

Be sure to check out our plant profile of Unimin's underground operation in Guion, Ark., in the September issue of Aggregates Manager. The company has not only created an interesting and unique underground operation, but it has done so while establishing an ...

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State grants are down, but not out

Aug 22, 2014

State grants are down, but not out

Despite discussions about ending the state grants program, MSHA announced that it has allocated $8,348,423 in health and safety training grants for 47 states and the Navajo nation in fiscal year 2014. The funds  will be used to provide federally mandated training to ...

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