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Tag: silica

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

Expect MSHA to continue with its strong enforcement approach

October 7, 2020By and

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) has been active on both the enforcement and rulemaking fronts under the Trump administration, setting a course that it’s likely to keep for the foreseeable future.

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Montabert introduces water mist system at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020

March 11, 2020By

According to Montabert, the water mist system was created to mitigate silica on job sites following regulation changes from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.

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Athabasca Minerals appoints COO

January 22, 2019By

Athabasca Minerals, a resource company for aggregate projects, appointed Dana Archibald to COO.

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Report: Good growth expected for Canadian silica

September 11, 2018By

Canadian industrial silica sand demand is projected to rise 6.7 percent each year over the next several years.

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Things to consider if OSHA’s silica dust rule affects you

April 2, 2018By

An Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) rule on respirable crystalline silica is coming down in June for general industry and maritime.

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MSHA: Mining deaths drop to historic lows

October 13, 2016By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) released data that reveals fiscal year 2016 was the safest year in mining history.

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Silica safety

February 3, 2015By and

Understanding dust sources to support healthier work practices. Exposure to silica and other respirable dust continues to be […]

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Fairmount Minerals earns award for community service

June 21, 2012By

Fairmount Minerals’ Wedron Silica sand-mining facility has earned a community relations award from the Illinois Association of Aggregate […]

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