Tag: safety

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Convention notebook: Infrastructure, seat belt safety drive discussion

February 12, 2019By

Infrastructure legislation and seat belt safety were two topics that emerged during the NSSGA Annual Convention in Indianapolis.

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An illustration exhibits vibration in three directions: vertical (z), side to side (y) and back to chest (x). Photo courtesy of NIOSH.

Preventing exposure to whole-body vibration

January 30, 2019By

How vibration from heavy machinery affects operator health, and what you can do to minimize the intensity and frequency of these common events.

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Specific requirements, precautions and hazards associated with impact crusher equipment operation and the general work area must be communicated to, and understood by, everyone involved in the operation. Photo: Stedman

The 5 hazardous co-workers around crushers

January 29, 2019By

Working alongside impact crushers and other key quarry equipment is dangerous when the wrong attitude is brought to the task.

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The Biltmore outside of Miami was the location of the 2019 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Photo by Joe McCarthy

Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference hosted in Miami

January 18, 2019By

South Florida was the home of this year’s annual event, which included discussions on equipment and technology, labor, safety and more.

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ABB's Artur Rdaznek shows what the collected data looks like via his smartphone through the ABB Ability app. Photo by Allison Barwacz

The digitalization of the aggregate industry

January 18, 2019By

Aggregate producers are constantly searching for ways to improve their efficiencies and safety – and many turn to digital technologies as solutions.

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Cemex Safety Week 2019 aimed to improve workplace safety

January 9, 2019By

Cemex started the new year with Safety Week 2019, an annual company-wide initiative focused on achieving Zero4Life at its hundreds of facilities across the United States.

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MSHA: 2018 mining fatalities near record low

January 9, 2019By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) reports that 27 mining fatalities occurred in 2018, the second-lowest number ever recorded.

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Screening: Solutions to hazards

November 26, 2018By

Considerations to make when working around screening equipment.

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