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Tag: NIOSH

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Lehigh Hanson operation wins innovation award

September 30, 2021By

The company’s Lowrys Quarry in South Carolina was recognized by several industry organizations for improving air quality in the cab of a haul truck.

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The combination of long hours and shift work can result in a tired or fatigued workforce. Photo: Nalinee Supapornpasupad/IStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Addressing fatigue in the mining workforce

Shift work schedules can increase the likelihood of fatigue on the job. Implementing a fatigue risk management system is a proven way to combat fatigue within the mining workforce.

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New safety app helps miners identify hazards

April 8, 2021By

Version 2.0 of the ErgoMine app is an on-the-ground resource and auditing app to help miners identify, record and track safety hazards at jobsites.

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To help reinforce the proper use of personal fall protection, NIOSH developed two infographics on fall protection (“As Simple as ABC” and “As Easy as 123”) that may be posted in useful areas. Photo: NIOSH

Understanding why workers fall

Falls are an imminent danger in mining, but having protection equipment and the know-how to use it is the recipe to avoid accidents.

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NIOSH awards recognize safety innovation

December 10, 2020By

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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Agencies jointly pursuing solutions on silica

February 12, 2020By

The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health and the Mine Safety & Health Administration formed a working group to safeguard the health of mine workers regarding exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

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An example of solid and liquid contaminants observed during the shadowing period. Photo courtesy of NIOSH

Overcoming common slip, trip and fall hazards

Check out these proactive measures, based on National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health research, to help your operation avoid serious incidents.

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Identifying safety risks through panorama photos

Capturing and studying panoramic photos is one way aggregate producers can build up their hazard recognition skills during safety training.

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