Safety Information


MSHA Seasonal Safety Alert

From 1998 through 2015, sixty-one miners died at metal and nonmetal operations during the month of October. That’s an average of more than three fatal accidents each October since 1998. Ten miners died in October

Hazard Alert – Water Related Fatalities

24 water related fatalities in metal nonmetal since 2005!  Working Near Water Hazards  HAZARD - Working around, over, or near water POTENTIAL OUTCOME - Entrapment, drowning RISKS – Traveling or operating equipment near water, equipment

September 9th, 2016|Safety Alerts|

General Info

Notification Alternatives to Comply with 30 C.F.R. §§ 56/57.1000

This is a reminder to contact MSHA at least two weeks prior to closing a mine for the season. Click here for a copy of a 2012 MSHA Program Bulletin that discusses notification requirements for opening


  Neal Merrifield, MSHA Metal/Nonmetal administrator, will retire at the end of October 2016. Joe Main, MSHA assistant secretary made this announcement during a recent MSHA stakeholder meeting and stated that Merrifield will be succeeded

Slogan Contest


The Michigan Aggregates Association Safety Committee has chosen a winner for the 2016 MAA Safety Slogan Contest! Derek Quinn of Carr Brothers & Sons, submitted the winning slogan. He will receive $100 for his entry. The


Sharon Kindt of Carmeuse Lime & Stone was the winner of the 2015 Safety Slogan contest. Her slogan is: Be a Safety Leader - Own it! His winning slogan was used on hard hat stickers

January 24th, 2015|Safety Slogan Contest|


Metal and Nonmetal Mine Safety Alert

Blasting safety demands the highest level of attention among employees working in metal and nonmetal mining. Since 2010, seven miners have died at mines as a result of flyrock, misfires and toxic fumes. Two miners

August 1st, 2016|Safety Awards|

2015 Award Winners

Aggregrate Industries Dundee Quarry Chelsea Sand & Gravel Battle Creek Sand & Gravel Kwest Sand & Gravel Wayland Sand & Gravel Sweet Otsego Shop Edwardsburg Sand & Gravel NB #1 Aggregate Resources Inc. Aggregate

May 3rd, 2016|Safety Awards|