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MSHA Alert: Blasting Safety

Dec 17, 2013

MSHA Alert: Blasting Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a December 4, 2013, fatality at a crushed stone mine. The incident involved a 63-year-old lead man with 16 years of experience who was killed when he was ...

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Three simple steps to lockout-tagout

Dec 17, 2013

Three simple steps to lockout-tagout

Three simple steps could protect workers when it comes to dealing with electrical equipment, according to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Lock out the energy source. Tag out the disconnecting device. Try out and test to ensure that power is off. Failure ...

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Five California operations recognized for excellence in safety

Dec 13, 2013

Five California operations recognized for excellence in safety

The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) awarded with the association’s 2013 CalCIMA Excellence in Safety Awards. CalCIMA President and CEO Gary Hambly says the awards recognize mines and plants that make an effort to improve workplace safety. “They recognize the ...

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Maine stone crushing operation ordered to pay former employee $6,000 in back wages to resolve lawsuit

Dec 05, 2013

Maine stone crushing operation ordered to pay former employee $6,000 in back wages to resolve lawsuit

The Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Tuesday that Ferraiolo Construction Inc. and owner-president John Ferraiolo, operators of the Portable Pioneer Plant in Thomaston, Maine, will provide $6,000 in compensation to a former employee and take other corrective action ...

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MSHA Alert: Haul Truck Safety

Nov 20, 2013

MSHA Alert: Haul Truck Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has released the investigation report on a November 7, 2013, fatality at a granite mine. The incident involved a 46-year-old equipment operator with 27 years of experience who was killed when the haul ...

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MSHA Alert: Four fatal accidents occurred during Q3 2013

Nov 07, 2013

MSHA Alert: Four fatal accidents occurred during Q3 2013

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported on Thursday that four fatal metal and nonmetal mining accidents accidents occurred in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2013. MSHA released the information in its summary of U.S. mining deaths that ...

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Follow these best practices to improve worker safety around conveyor belts

Nov 05, 2013

Follow these best practices to improve worker safety around conveyor belts

Safety should always be a top priority on the jobsite. However, sometimes safety measures are forgotten or overlooked. It’s important to constantly take note of the things that can be done to improve jobsite safety. According to the Mine Safety and Health ...

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7 Tips for Safety

Oct 30, 2013

7 Tips for Safety

Earlier this year, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) presented several tips for targeting injury reduction at stone, sand and gravel facilities. Those tips include: “Wingman,” which uses the concept of employees looking out for one another and is reinforced ...

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4 Tips for Working Around Conveyor Belts

Oct 25, 2013

4 Tips for Working Around Conveyor Belts

“October is historically the deadliest month for miners,” the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) noted in a report on three fatal accidents in late-September. Additionally, four injuries and one fatality occurred between October 1 and October 22. Though none of ...

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Blasting: Best Practices

Oct 14, 2013

Blasting: Best Practices

Initiating safe, successful blast practices Successful blasts do not come about by chance. They come about via careful planning, assessment, and management of risk, the knowledge and teamwork of all personnel involved and, importantly, what physically happens on the bench during ...

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SME, CIM host Safety In Mining symposium in Ontario

Sep 25, 2013

SME, CIM host Safety In Mining symposium in Ontario

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum (CIM) will host the 3rd annual Safety In Mining symposium October 20-22 at the Hilton Toronto in Ontario, Canada. This year’s theme is “A ...

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W.S Tyler, Caterpillar, MSHA release new resources (Information Library)

Sep 25, 2013

W.S Tyler, Caterpillar, MSHA release new resources (Information Library)

Multilingual minerals processing book W.S. Tyler has made The Rock Book, its minerals processing resource, available in three additional languages. The book features information about technologies, definitions and specification tables for screening, washing and pelletizing operations. This resource is offered free ...

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