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Keep Experienced Miners Safe

Feb 21, 2014

Keep Experienced Miners Safe

When it comes to ensuring mine safety, much focus is placed on new miners. After all, whether new to the industry or new to the site, it’s important to educate this segment of personnel on potential hazards. But, as 2013 metal/non-metal ...

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MSHA shares ladder safety guidance

Feb 05, 2014

MSHA shares ladder safety guidance

On Feb. 5, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released a new guide on ladder safety designed to provide greater clarity and assistance for complying with MSHA ladder safety standards. “The improper use and maintenance of ladders in metal/non-metal mines ...

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Lehigh Hanson employees receive Safety and Health, Environment leadership awards from NSSGA

Feb 04, 2014

Lehigh Hanson employees receive Safety and Health, Environment leadership awards from NSSGA

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced Tuesday that two Lehigh Hanson employees have received leadership awards in Safety and Health and in Environment. Jon Reedy, Lehigh Hanson’s director of environment, safety and health for the South Region and ...

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22 operations receive NSSGA Gold Awards; 2 take home National Stars of Excellence

Jan 31, 2014

22 operations receive NSSGA Gold Awards; 2 take home National Stars of Excellence

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has announced that 22 operations have won the association’s Gold Awards in Safety, Environmental and Community Relations. Two of those operations also received National Stars of Excellence, which is given to operations that ...

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SME announces first recipient of Health and Safety Individual Excellence Award

Jan 30, 2014

SME announces first recipient of Health and Safety Individual Excellence Award

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration’s (SME) Health and Safety Committee has announced that H.L. Boling is the the first recipient of its Health and Safety Individual Excellence Award. Established in 2013, the award is among SME’s newest annual awards, ...

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MSHA’s Best Practices for Powered Haulage Safety

Jan 24, 2014

MSHA’s Best Practices for Powered Haulage Safety

Earlier this week, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) released it’s investigation report on a June 13, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken stone mine involving a haul truck accident. In it’s report, MSHA notes that a lack of ...

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Two men hospitalized after accident at Texas sand and gravel operation

Jan 24, 2014

Two men hospitalized after accident at Texas sand and gravel operation

Two men are in the hospital following an accident at a sand and gravel operation near Amarillo, Texas. One worker was airlifted to the hospital Wednesday morning due to injuries sustained after a cable broke off a truck and struck him ...

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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone mine

Jan 23, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone mine

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a June 13, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken stone mine involving a 49-year-old lead mechanic who was killed after he was ejected from the haul ...

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5 Tips for Material Handling Safety

Jan 22, 2014

5 Tips for Material Handling Safety

Material handling accidents are one of the most common reasons for injury at aggregates operations. According to the Safety Watch section of the August 2013 print issue of Aggregates Manager, 38 percent of all injuries reported at sand, stone and gravel ...

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MSHA Alert: Bulldozer Safety

Jan 22, 2014

MSHA Alert: Bulldozer Safety

Following a non-fatal accident involving a bulldozer that overturned on an embankment, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is offering tips for improving bulldozer safety. According to MSHA’s report the bulldozer overturned on the embankment, rolling onto a bench below. ...

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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at dimension slate operation

Jan 20, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at dimension slate operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 19, 2013, fatality at a dimension slate operation operation involving a 31-year-old laborer who was killed after the flatbed cargo truck he was operating overturned. MSHA ...

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MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone operation

Jan 17, 2014

MSHA releases report on powered haulage fatality at crushed stone operation

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a September 16, 2013, fatality at a crushed and broken limestone operation involving a 58-year-old truck driver who was killed after the truck he was operating went ...

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