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2019 MAA Annual Conference Showcase Exhibitor Registration – Now Open

It is hard to believe that we are only a few months away from the 2019 MAA Annual Conference!!! The much anticipated 2019 MAA Annual Conference will take place at the Fire Keepers Casino and Resort on February 6 and 7, 2019 with a slightly modified format from last year’s conference.  In 2019, each of…

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Permitting Requirements of Rental Equipment – Who is responsible?

Who is responsible for ensuring all applicable permits and rules are adhered to on rented equipment?  This question has recently been posed to MAA in regards to who is responsible for making sure that appropriate air quality permits are obtained on rented equipment. According to R 336.1201a of the Administrative Rules for Air Pollution Control…

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Does this Sign Look Familiar?

MAA has recently been informed that an individual is visiting various mining sites throughout Michigan during the nighttime hours in search of building his rock collection for his business.  We were recently sent the following picture of this individual posing behind a sign that states “All visitors must report to scale house”.  If this sign…

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MSHA’s Fire Suppression System Initiative

On September 7, 2018, a miner operating a haul truck died from burn injuries.  During the investigation MSHA checked the manually-activated fire suppression system and discovered that the fire suppression system did not function when activated.  A properly functioning fire suppression system may have saved this miner’s life. As a result, MSHA personnel will place…

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MSHA Fatality #7 Final Report – Struck by Bucket

METAL/NONMETAL MINE FATALITY – On July 31, 2018, a 62-year old foreman with 40 years of experience, was fatally injured while dismantling a portable crusher. The front-end loader was placing a 20-foot long steel tube onto the screen feed conveyor. The front-end loader operator lowered the bucket and crushed the victim against the conveyor structure.…

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2019 MAA Annual Conference – Call for Topics

MAA is currently developing the schedule of events for our 2019 MAA Annual Conference.  If you have an idea or a topic you would like to present on please contact Juanita Patson at jpatson@miagg.org. As a reminder….  The 2019 MAA Annual Conference is scheduled for February 6-7, 2018 at the Fire Keepers Casino and Resort.

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MAA Safety Innovation – VSI Crusher Shoe Change Out

The MAA Safety Committee has recently developed a safety innovation program that recognizes companies who go above and beyond normal safety practices by establishing or developing new ways to be safe.  Safety Innovations can be items/practices invented for a specialized use or items/practices that are adapted from other industries and implemented into our own. To…

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Honeywell Hard Hat Recall

Honeywell recently recalled their Honeywell type 1 Fibre-Metal E2 and North Peak A79 hard hats. They were sold in a variety of different colors. The Fibre- Metal E2 hard hats have a manufacture date of April 2016, May 2016, December 2017 or January 2018. The North Peak A79 hard hats were manufactured from April 2016…

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MAA Advocates for Increase in Infrastructure Investment in D.C.

This past week hundreds of people from aggregates operations all over the country, inducing various members from the Michigan Aggregates Association, gathered in Washington, D.C., for advocacy, networking and professional development at NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler welcomed the aggregates industry to Washington, D.C., and provided updates on…

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MSHA to Enforce Workplace Exam Rule – October 1, 2018

On October 1, 2018, MSHA will begin actively enforcing the new requirements under the Workplace Examinations Rule that technically went into effect on June 2, 2018. Some key differences between the old rule and the new rule can be found on a chart posted on MSHAs website. They include, Conducting exams at least once each…

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