Tag: safety

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Grant funding available from MSHA

April 18, 2019By

The Brookwood-Sago grants from the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) focus on powered haulage safety.

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Autonomous vehicles and MSHA

April 8, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez examine evolving aggregate industry tech and how the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) will respond.

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If 21st century technology can improve both jobsite safety and production, there’s no reason not to embrace change. Photo: iStock.com/SeventyFour

Safety tech: The next sensation

March 29, 2019By

A healthy blend of smart technologies and tried-and-true approaches is the ticket to next level-safety in the aggregate industry.

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To maintain a safe washing operation, walk it daily, train personnel on the proper lockout/tagout procedures associated with equipment, and keep the area around the plant clean. Photo courtesy of McLanahan Corp.

Safety practices to follow around washing, classifying equipment

March 27, 2019By

Keeping your site clean and training operators on safety procedures have long-lasting benefits for your personnel and equipment.

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The box-shaped structure of some water tanks increases capacity by about 20 percent and lowers the load’s overall center of gravity, enhancing stability and safety. Photo courtesy of Philippi-Hagenbuch

Why water tank design matters

March 8, 2019By

Josh Swank, the vice president of sales and marketing at Philippi-Hagenbuch, provides tips to enhance safety and efficiency at your operations.

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While technology tends to pull job prospects to other industries, many aggregate producers have tech opportunities available that can lead to long-lasting careers. Photo: iStock.com/SeventyFour

Utilizing smart tech

March 8, 2019By

P&Q’s Kevin Yanik explores the positive impact the latest tech can have on aggregate operations.

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Workers whose feet are wet for prolonged periods can experience illness or injury as a result. Photo: iStock.com/francisblack

When work boots wear out

March 5, 2019By and

The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health is nearing completion of a study measuring work boot tread wear to determine the safety of miners.

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Applied Industrial Technologies' Mark Kenyon addresses the crowd at an AGG1 Academy education session. Photo by Allison Barwacz

How investing more in equipment increases ROI, safety

February 22, 2019By

Safety awareness starts when an aggregate producer initially purchases a piece of equipment for a plant.

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