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Safety Committee to conduct audits

For the past few years, the MAA Safety Committee has been conducting Safety Audits for members. This is a great opportunity for members to get a new perspective on their safety program.

What the Audit entails is the committee meeting at a member location and doing a walk through. Committee members look for safety violations or areas that they think could be improved. They don't only look for problems, they also look for the areas that members are doing a good job with their safety program. Read more...

2015 Safety Award applications due

The MAA Safety Award Program is way to recognize members that encourage and promote a safe work environment. Each year the Michigan Aggregates Association recognizes operators who have zero recordable accidents. Each plant must also operate a minimum of 2000 man-hours to qualify for an award. Read more...

Annual Refresher Safety Training - New Dates Added!

We have added two new classes if you still have employees that need training. The dates are Feb. 25 and March 21 in Lansing. Please contact the MAA office if you would like to register.

The Michigan Aggregates Association, together with AIS Construction Equipment, will be hosting Annual Refresher Training Courses at AIS locations throughout Michigan during January and February 2016. AIS Construction Equipment and Michigan Aggregates Association are dedicated to safely advancing and promoting the industry.

For registration information click here.

Commission Expands MSHA’s Jurisdiction, Finds Equipment Shop Meets Definition of a Mine

At a recent meeting, MSHA affirmed a judge’s decision that a mining equipment maintenance and fabrication shop that is operated off site by a mining company falls within the definition of a mine and is subject to all MSHA rules and regulations.

While this decision may appear to expand MHSA’s jurisdiction and require you to revise your current policies and procedures for off site shops, the Michigan MSHA office has been following this definition for a number of years.

Therefore, this serves as a reminder that if you have an equipment or fabrication shop (or portion of any off set shop that is dedicated to mining equipment) the same MSHA rules and regulations apply to the off site location just as if the shop was located within the mine.

If you have any questions, please contact the MAA office.

Click here to read a summary of the recent MSHA findings

MDOT to Begin Monitoring Frost Depths

Spring is around the corner and with that brings the annual occurrence of Spring Weight Restrictions. 

MAA has been informed that MDOT is beginning to monitor frost depths and depending on the weather, MDOT and local agencies may start imposing weight restrictions in a couple weeks.  With that stated, if you have equipment that needs to move don’t wait and move it now.

If you have any questions, please contact the MAA office at 517-381-1732

2016 Environmental Update & Pheasant Hunt

Stay up-to-date with the ever changing environmental rules and regulations by attending this MAA Environmental update.The program will include an update on current and anticipated environmental and permitting issues as well as potential future legislative initiatives. There will also be a brief discussion regarding the MAA PAC and its objectives. Read more

2016 Legislative Affairs Meeting & Walleye Fishing 

Please mark your calendars for a MAA legislative affairs update meeting scheduled to take place June 16, 2016, at 12:00 pm at the Toledo Beach Marina (11840 Toledo Beach Rd, La Salle, Michigan). Read more...

MDEQ to Host 2016 Air Permit to Install Application Workshop Series

February 4, 2016 -  April 12, 2016  -  June 23, 2016  -  September 7, 2016  -  November 1, 2016

This workshop qualifies for 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEHs) for Professional Engineers.

This Air Permit to Install (PTI) Application Training will appeal to those who are interested in learning more about the PTI application process, as well as those who have project-specific questions. Read more...

2016 Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference

June 21-22 at the Lansing Center

The Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) is the DEQ’s premier compliance assistance event, designed to help businesses, municipalities, and environmental professionals comply with their environmental requirements. Whether you are new to the environmental field or an experienced veteran, this conference has something for everyone! Read more...

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2016 Environmental Update & Pheasant Hunt
Dunn Creek Outfitters
Government Affairs/PAC Committee Meeting
Offices of Kelley Cawthorne
Public Relations Committee
Brighton Bar & Grill
Environmental Committee Meeting
MAA Offices
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