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2017 MAA Safety Slogan Contest

2017 MAA Safety Slogan Contest Winner

March 10, 2017

It is with great pride that we announce the winner of the 2017 MAA Safety Slogan Contest winner is Wendy Nichols from Soils & Structures, Muskegon. While there were many great entries this year, the MAA Safety Committee selected the following slogan to represent MAA in 2017. “Be Safe! Every Day – Every Way” Please…

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2017 MAA Safety Slogan Contest

January 6, 2017

  The ever popular annual MAA safety slogan contest is underway.  As in year’s past, over the next four weeks, the MAA Safety Committee is soliciting the entire membership for a short slogan that can be used to help create the 2017 MAA hardhat decals as well as to be used on the 2017 MAA…

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2016 MAA Safety Awards

2017 Awards Banquet

March 24, 2017

The event begins with beverages and hors d’oeuvres at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm with the award Ceremony to follow at 7:00pm. The following awards will be presented during the event… 2017 MAA Environmental 2017 MAA Safety Awards 2017 MAA Scholarship recipients 2017 Michael Newman Distinguished Service Award Recipient Special tribute…

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2016 MAA Safety Awards

January 6, 2017

The Annual MAA Safety Award Program is a way to recognize members that encourage and promote a safe work environment. In the spirit of continual improvement, we are pleased to announce that new this year the Annual MAA Safety Awards has changed.  This year the safety awards will be presented to those companies that have…

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Alerts

2nd MIOSHA Fatality of 2017 – Tire Exploded

February 9, 2017

  MISOHA recently released details of their 2nd reported fatality of 2017.  While most of our operations are covered by MSHA, this MIOSHA fatality is close to home as it deals with tire maintenance. Details of the incident are as follows: A 61-year-old truck driver was watching two mechanics work on the inside rear tire…

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Bob Wagner Retiring from MDEQ

January 19, 2017

After 31 years of serving the people of the state of Michigan, Bob Wagner, MDEQ Environment Deputy Director, has elected to retire effective February 10, 2017. Bob began his career with the state in 1985 working for Groundwater Division in the Roscommon Regional Office for the Department of Natural Resources. He was one of the…

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MSHA Issues Final Rule on Workplace Exams

January 19, 2017

MSHA issued a final workplace exams rule today, after months of comments and opposition from NSSGA and member companies. NSSGA is planning to seek the help of the incoming Trump administration to rescind or block the implementation of the rule because it does little to improve workplace safety. While the agency failed to estimate the…

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2016 MSHA Fatalgram Summary

January 19, 2017

As of December 30, 2016, MSHA has reported that there has been 16 MNM fatalities as a result of a number of incidences including unloading of material, equipment operations, blasting, electrical shock, fall, and embankment failure, falling highway material, and equipment overturning, etc. Unfortunately, the last fatal identified on the list occurred with the state…

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General Info

New MAA Membership Plaques

March 17, 2017

As you have noticed, MAA has been rebranding itself over the past year with a new logo, website, etc. and is now in the process of updating our membership plaques.  However, it has been suggested that we add a tag line to updated plaque that states, “Proud MAA member since XXXX”. While this may seem…

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New Miner Training (Part46/48B) – March 20-22, 2017

March 3, 2017

The Michigan Mine Safety & Health Training Program (Michigan Technological University) has a new miner class scheduled in Port Huron on March 20-22, 2017. This training will meet the requirements for Part 48B (surface) new miner training and will offer both Part 46 and Part 48 certificates.   If you are in need of Part 46…

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2017 MAA Safety Summit Presentations

March 3, 2017

This past week as a prelude to the 2017 MAA Annual Conference, MAA hosted a 2017 Safety Summit in Port Huron.  Hopefully, you were able to attend this informative summit and learned first-hand about the many great safety measures and assessments that should be taken to ensure your company is operating in the most efficient…

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US DOL Aggregates Safety Series: Small Mines

January 6, 2017

US DOL recently released a video series focuses specifically on training requirements at small aggregate mining operations that produce crushed stone, sand, and gravel. These training requirements are covered under 30 CFR Part 46. The material in this program is not intended to replace the information in your mine’s Part 46 training plan; rather, it…

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