Tags: safety

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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Safety plan: Are your temporary workers safe?

Nov 27, 2014

Safety plan: Are your temporary workers safe?

So, your safety plan is up to date, you conduct frequent, targeted training and your workers have bought into and contribute to your safety culture. What more is there to do? Think about your temporary workers. You may not hire them every ...

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Jackson Kelly PLLC named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in mining law for 2015

Nov 10, 2014

Jackson Kelly PLLC, whose attorneys write the Rock Law column in Aggregates Manager, was named the 2015 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Law Firm of the Year” for Mining Law. Jackson Kelly was also the first law firm to ever receive this honor by being ...

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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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Hitting a safety milestone

Nov 01, 2014

Hitting a safety milestone

Martin Marietta’s Beckmann Quarry recently achieved a remarkable milestone — 2 million consecutive employee hours without a reportable incident. The operation’s safety track record extends back to 2007 when it set its sights on becoming a world-class operation in terms ...

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Stuck in the middle?

Nov 01, 2014

Stuck in the middle?

  Is it logical to think that one level in the organization holds the key to safety performance? Often times, we speak of the importance of top management in setting the “tone from the top” and supervisors leading the daily charge ...

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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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