Safety-focused meetings to consider early this year

By |  January 3, 2024
The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Operations, Health  & Safety Seminar will take place Jan. 24-25 at the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel. Photo: OSSGA

The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Operations, Health
& Safety Seminar will take place Jan. 24-25 at the Marriott Toronto Airport Hotel. Photo: OSSGA

The construction materials industry’s events calendar intensifies each year in the first quarter, with trade shows like World of Concrete, MINExchange and AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo on the docket in 2024.

Additionally, safety is a theme of several first-quarter meetings, including the Missouri Mine Safety & Health Conference, the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (OSSGA) Operations, Health & Safety Seminar, and the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association’s (KCSA) Safety & Education Seminar.

The Missouri Mine Safety & Health Conference will take place Jan. 11-12 in Osage Beach, Missouri. Among those scheduled to speak is Nick Scala, an attorney and partner at Conn Maciel Carey who will cover Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) issues and compliance. Mulzer Crushed Stone’s Matt Bunner will also speak at the meeting along with Martin Engineering’s Lindsey Rodriguez. To learn more, visit mmshc.org.

OSSGA’s Jan. 24-25 Operations, Health & Safety Seminar, meanwhile, will take place in Toronto, with speakers slated to address topics such as blasting, hauling, screening and dust suppression. To learn more, visit ossga.com.

Yet another industry meeting covering safety – the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association’s (KCSA) Safety & Education Seminar – is scheduled for Feb. 28-29 in Louisville, Kentucky.  Those who attend KCSA’s Safety & Education Seminar will learn about the latest safety trends.

According to KCSA, the seminar begins on Feb. 28 with presentations from industry representatives and MSHA. Several technical presentations are scheduled on blasting, crushing and screening on Feb. 29. To learn more, visit kycsa.org.

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Kevin Yanik is editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. He can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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