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Emphasizing suicide prevention among construction workers

September 1, 2022 By

With September being Suicide Prevention Month, the Associated Builders & Contractors is promoting mental health among construction workers.

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Keys to protecting mine workers from heat stress

New research is underway to better understand heat stress and how it impacts those working within aggregate operations.

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MSHA piloting vaccine outreach program

January 26, 2022 By

The program, which the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will handle, targets mining areas in states with vaccination rates below 60 percent.

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Controlling conveyor system safety, efficiency

December 21, 2021 By

The most effective way to mitigate risks is to design hazards out of components or systems. Learn more about steps aggregate producers can take to improve production and reduce risks.

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What’s ahead with MSHA on powered haulage?

June 22, 2021 By

With fatal powered haulage accidents this year already up over 2020, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will likely be developing a related rule for operators.

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Sponsored: What the ‘end of masks’ means for the nation and the industry

May 28, 2021 By and

The nation’s return to normal is ramping up with new COVID guidance on masks. P&Q’s Kevin Yanik and magazine contributor David Chereb discuss what the development means for the aggregate industry.

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NIOSH awards recognize safety innovation

December 10, 2020 By

Suwannee American Cement was a winner in the stone, sand and gravel category this year within the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health’s (NIOSH) Mine Safety & Health Technology Innovations Awards program.

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Ozark River Manufacturing provides portable sinks as coronavirus response

August 13, 2020 By

The NSF-certified portable sinks provide both hot and cold potable water to ensure safety for frontline workers interacting with patients or customers.

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Returning to work in a new world

May 7, 2020 By and

In the new mining environment, operators are confronted with a series of challenges to reassure their people that the workplace is safe.

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