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Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry recognized for healthy living

Mar 02, 2015

Lafarge North America has announced that its Presque Isle Quarry was awarded the 2015 Alpena Regional Medical Center’s Health Leadership Award during the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner in February. The health leadership award recognizes businesses that promote ...

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Quarry worker safety is a big deal in the U.S., but not everywhere in the world

Mar 02, 2015

Quarry worker safety is a big deal in the U.S., but not everywhere in the world

Miner safety is a top concern for quarries across the nation, not only for their families and loved ones, but for the company they work for and the United States government as well. But that’s not the case everywhere in ...

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2015 Spring Thaw training workshops

Feb 23, 2015

2015 Spring Thaw training workshops

Statistics show that mining accidents tend to increase during April and May, when many intermittently operated mining operations begin producing again, often with new employees who are unaware of the hazards of mining. So with spring right around the corner ...

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Brad Powell named IMAA 2014 “Miner of the Year”

Feb 23, 2015

Brad Powell named IMAA 2014 “Miner of the Year”

On Feb. 3, the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association (IMAA) named Brad Powell, VCNA Prairie, Inc., as the 2014 recipient of its prestigious “Miner of the Year” Award. The award was presented by IMAA Executive Director Robert Jones at the Awards ...

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Product of the Week: Dyno Nobel’s DigiShot 300 RF blasting system

Feb 21, 2015

Product of the Week: Dyno Nobel’s DigiShot 300 RF blasting system

Dyno Nobel and its joint venture partner, DetNet, offer the new DigiShot 300 RF system, which is designed to improve safety of blasting operations. The system is designed for single box firing with the capability of firing up to 450 ...

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CalCIMA presents 2014 safety and member awards

Feb 18, 2015

The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) recently presented its 2014 safety and member recognition awards to companies, plants, and individuals for initiatives to make the workplace safer and improve the industry. “The safety awards recognize both the combined efforts ...

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Lafarge’s Spy Hill Plant produces material for growing Calgary market

Feb 16, 2015

Lafarge Canada Inc. has 10 active aggregates operations around Calgary, including five mobile plants, two fixed wash plants, two mobile wash plants, and its flagship operation at Spy Hill. The 640-acre property has a large fixed plant and several mobile ...

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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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Growing with Calgary

Feb 03, 2015

Growing with Calgary

Lafarge Canada Inc. has 10 active aggregate operations around Calgary, which include five mobile plants, two fixed wash plants, two mobile wash plants, and the company’s flagship operation at Spy Hill. Spy Hill, a 640-acre property with a large fixed ...

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Plan and prepare for a safe 2015

Jan 09, 2015

Plan and prepare for a safe 2015

In 2014, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports that 24 fatalities occurred at metal/non-metal mines; the highest number of fatalities on record since 2010. Over the last five years (2010-2014), several categories of accidents have consistently accounted for fatalities, including ...

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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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