Tag: safety

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NSSGA honors Griesemer with Wendt award

February 21, 2020By

Springfield Underground’s Louis Griesemer, who served the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) as board chairman in 2007, will receive the award at the 2020 NSSGA Annual Convention.

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Continuous improvement is an important and necessary part of a safety program. Photo: IPGGutenbergUKLtd/Getty Images

Resolving to carry out safety improvements in 2020

February 19, 2020By and

Over time, everyone’s initial diligence in carrying out safety improvements falls by the wayside. Continuous improvement is important and necessary.

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Large material and debris can jam inside the crusher, damaging components and causing costly downtime. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Putting safety around crushers front and center

January 20, 2020By

A closer look at modern crusher hydraulic systems illustrates how operation and productivity are affected.

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Whether your plant shuts down for the winter or you continue to operate through it, winterizing and preventive maintenance best practices will help ensure equipment longevity and maximum performance. Photo courtesy of Haver & Boecker Niagara

Caring for vibrating screens through winter

January 16, 2020By

Haver & Boecker Niagara’s Wilm Schulz presents best practices to maintain equipment through bitter cold temperatures.

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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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Journagan Construction received MLPA's Hillenkamp-Rush Meritorious Safety Award, which is given to only one company in Missouri each year and is based on the company’s safety record. John View, vice president at Journagan is pictured at left with the award alongside Ash Grove Aggregates' Keith Stevens, who serves as MLPA board president. Photo courtesy of MLPA

Journagan Construction, Magruder Limestone honored for safety efforts

December 27, 2019By

The aggregate producers earned safety accolades during the Missouri Limestone Producers Association’s 75th Annual Convention.

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Aggregate producers may see rulemaking on powered haulage safety in 2020, perhaps incorporating requirements for deploying new tech into current safety standards. Photo by Kevin Yanik

A year of twists and turns with MSHA

December 14, 2019By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez reflect on the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) key 2019 developments.

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The pledges were presented to David Zatezalo, assistant secretary of the Mine Safety & Health Administration, during a joint-visit to support NSSGA's "Why Risk It? Just Click It!" campaign. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Labor

NSSGA compiles 5,000 seat belt safety pledges

December 3, 2019By

The pledges were presented to the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s David Zatezalo during a joint visit to support a seat belt safety campaign.

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