Information Library

Kerry Clines

October 14, 2012

Aggregates handbook

The second edition of The Aggregates Handbook will be available on Nov. 1. The new edition offers updated content and expanded coverage on all aspects of the aggregate industry. Topics include sustainability, production technology, safety, transportation, geology, plant processing, design, technology standards, and industry trends. The 800+ page handbook focuses on three major areas:

  • Locating, mining, processing, and transporting aggregates from a deposit to market;
  • Aggregate users; and
  • Specifications and standards, as well as sampling, testing, and quality control principles.

The handbook will be available in both hardcopy and electronic form. For more information or to order, go to National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association.


Educational materials

Safety posters are available for free download, or professionally printed copies may be ordered at a cost of $1 per poster plus shipping. The posters include: Take Five for Finger and Hand Safety!; Wrench Right; Proper Prying; Get On and Off Safely!; and Beware! The Unexpected Danger. Go to for more information. Industrial Minerals Association North America.


Mining survey

A new survey of the U.S. mining population captures the profile of the mining workforce. A total of 737 randomly selected mining operations returned completed questionnaires and reported data for 9,008 employees. Two sets of data were collected — Part I: Employees presents the employee-level data; Part II: Mines presents the mine-level data. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.


Dozer training program

A new web-based training course, part of Vista’s Silver Series, focuses on the basic operation and safety of crawler dozers. The program is designed to help trainees in the construction and mining industries to become safe and productive operators. Lessons cover components, controls, and design and application. Vista Training.


Safety procedures materials

A set of successful or good practices for confined space and lockout/tagout procedures are now available for those who do not have available resources. Both sets of materials include a sample written program, sample checklists, links to federal and state standards, and more. The materials are available at The Phylmar Group.


Labeling guides

Three free labeling guides for facility and plant managers worldwide include the following:

  • Available Fault Current Labeling Guide;
  • OSHA HazCom 2012 Best Practices Guide for Labeling; and
  • SDS Quick Reference Labeling Guide for HazCom 2012.

Request the new guides at Graphic Products, Inc.


Aggregates industry equipment

A new brochure, Equipment for the Aggregates Industry, features the wide array of Eriez material handling, magnetic separation, and metal detection equipment for use in the aggregate industry. The six-page brochure may be downloaded in PDF format at For a hard copy, contact the company. Eriez.


Conveyor literature

A new 48-page product handbook details features and benefits of Superior’s growing collection of telescoping radial stackers, portable stackers, transfer conveyors, feed systems, and stationary conveying solutions. The handbook includes application photography, unique product features, and data related to each product’s dimensional range. Superior Industries, North America.


Attachment comparison video

A new attachment section on Bobcat’s website showcases more than 70 front-end implements and attachments. It also features five comparison videos for augers, buckets, pallet forks, industrial grapples, and soil conditioners to help contractors compare the company’s attachments with other manufacturers’ attachments. All videos can be viewed at Bobcat.


Underground excavation app

The first in a series of apps from Atlas Copco focuses on the Underground Rock Excavation division. The free app allows users to get extensive access to the company’s wide range of underground face drilling rigs, loaders, trucks, and other equipment. The app contains technical data, 3D images, and a video, as well as case stories and a social news flow. Atlas Copco.


Field operations app

A new suite of mobile apps was developed specifically for collecting and reviewing data on construction field operations, allowing contractors to record an entire time card including diaries, photographs, and cost-coded employee and equipment hours, as well as production quantities. HCSS.


Light tower bulb change video

A new video demonstrates how to change a light bulb on Doosan portable light towers properly. To view the video, go to and click on the Product Videos link in the left-hand navigation bar, then click on “How to Change a Bulb in a Doosan Portable Power Light Tower.” The video can also be viewed on the Doosan Portable Power YouTube channel at


New product catalog app

Power Transmission Solutions, a business of Emerson Industrial Automation, released a free bookshelf app for iPhones and iPads that allows users to browse digital versions of the company’s product catalogs and interact with the content.


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