Tag: equipment safety

The SmartROC D60 and its GPS-enabled hole navigation system decreased load time at Luck Stone’s Spotsylvania Plant by 21 seconds – or roughly 2.5 hours per week. Photo: Epiroc

Luck Stone taking drilling to the next level

May 24, 2024 By

The company is improving safety, efficiency and profits at its Spotsylvania Plant with a technology-enabled drill rig.

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Best practices to ensure customer truck driver safety

May 20, 2024 By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration recently issued a safety alert reminding mine operations about the dangers sometimes faced by customer truck drivers.

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Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran says mine operators must have a written mobile equipment program in place for the Mine Safety & Health Administration by July 17. Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

Detailing the road ahead for MSHA

May 3, 2024 By

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran joined the 2024 Roundtable to discuss the latest developments related to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA).

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Keys to safety success

February 14, 2024 By

Several equipment manufacturers detail the value their companies put on safety, as well as how they go about upholding the value the aggregate industry considers No. 1.

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Breakers can be mounted to a mobile carrier like an excavator, as well as to stationary boom systems attached to crushing equipment. Photo: P&Q Staff

Detailing MSHA’s recent mobile equipment rule

February 12, 2024 By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) finalized its ruling on surface mobile equipment safety in December. Find out the key elements the rule covers.

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Pronto’s autonomous hauling system allows mine operators to store saved routes and share them with trucks throughout their fleet. Photo: Pronto

How mining operations are adopting autonomy

August 18, 2023 By

The benefits of autonomous hauling are becoming evident as mining operations utilize the technology more.

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Improving safe access and maintenance to conveyors increases efficiency significantly. Photo: Martin Engineering

A real-world look at what diminishes conveyor safety

August 16, 2023 By and

Among the root causes of conveying system safety issues are production-first cultures, low-bid purchasing and designs that are needlessly complex.

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Taking steps towards mine safety

June 28, 2023 By and

There has been a spike of fatal accidents occurring across the mining industry. Ogleree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez discuss how operators can stay safe around machinery and powered haulage.

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Jamen McDermott of Sensata Technologies/PreView Radar, center, says safety is at the heart of the products his company offers. Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

How producers are prioritizing jobsite safety today

April 28, 2023 By

Aggregate producers detail their approaches to safety and health and how they create cultures that send employees home the way they arrived each day.

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