Tag: safety

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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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MSHA awards safety grant to University of Nebraska at Kearney

May 13, 2019By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration awarded a $92,000 grant to the Nebraska Safety Center to assist the University of Nebraska at Kearney in training the state’s mining industry.

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Employee safety should always be the first priority when resuming operations in the spring. Photo courtesy of Mellott Company.

Starting up your operation this spring

May 9, 2019By

After the long offseason, checking a site’s conditions and crushing equipment is essential for aggregate operations to successfully resume.

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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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