Tag: health and safety

Three of the 16 fatalities the Mine Safety & Health Administration recorded through the end of July were classified as powered haulage. Photo: P&Q Staff

Prioritizing safety on the job

May 22, 2024 By

Three producers reflected on their experiences of late with safety and health at aggregate operations.

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Fatalities down sharply so far this year

April 10, 2024 By

Through April 10, there have been three recorded mine fatalities – an 80 percent decrease from a year earlier when there were 15 fatalities year to date.

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Quarry Faces: March 2024

March 8, 2024 By

Check out photos from P&Q’s travels — including a visit to the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Operations, Health & Safety Seminar and the Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference.

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Mine safety and health training conference coming in October

August 7, 2023 By

Workshops at the Training Resources Applied to Mining Conference in West Virginia will cover a variety of topics pertinent to mine safety trainers.

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Operating safely when there is no MSHA standard

April 10, 2023 By and

When a new technology is introduced, it is tempting to assume that all of the new associated risks will be identified and addressed. This, however, is not always the case.

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Says Trimble Applanix’s Damir Gumerov: “It’s easier to design a mine site as a closed environment, something where you train people on the site to react.” Photo: P&Q Staff

MSHA program aims to enhance driver safety

June 20, 2022 By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez outline a recent program from the Mine Safety & Health Administration aimed at protecting truck drivers.

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John Deere producing face shields for medical workers

April 10, 2020 By

The company joined a number of organizations and companies across the United States to produce protective face shields for health care workers in response to the coronavirus pandemic.   

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ARTBA: Transportation construction continues in most states

April 7, 2020 By

A late March survey initiated by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) shows that many of the companies that build and maintain the nation’s transportation infrastructure continue to work.

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Health and safety measures for ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 continue

March 2, 2020 By

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 registrations continue to skew upward in the wake of global health concerns regarding the coronavirus. The show, however, is encouraging an onsite policy regarding handshakes.

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