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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 31, 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

MSHA Guarding Machinery at Metal & Nonmetal Mines

September 22, 2017

As a reminder, providing proper guarding of machinery is required per MSHA regulations.  This guide provides compliance information to help the metal and nonmetal mining industry meet current requirements of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA’s) guarding standards addressing machinery.   This document is also intended to enhance awareness of guarding compliance for miners, mine…

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MSHA Fatalgram: Metal/ Nonmetal Mine Fatality – Small Vehicle Run over by Haul Truck

August 25, 2017

On July 27, 2017, a miner was fatally injured when his light-duty truck was run over by a haul truck. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Click here to view the full MSHA Fatalgram.

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MSHA Fatalgram: Fall of Material

August 18, 2017

On July 20, 2017, a miner was driving wedges into a block of granite in an attempt to break it loose.  A piece of granite weighing 9 tons fell and crushed the victim against the quarry floor. Click here to view the full MSHA Fatalgram. This is the 6th fatality reported in calendar year 2017…

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METAL/NONMETAL – Serious Accident

August 10, 2017

Surface – Industry Sand – Two miners were attempting to access a plugged grizzly screen by excavating a slot cut trench when the trench walls collapsed, engulfing the miners. During an initial rescue attempt, the walls collapsed further, trapping two additional miners. The material was waist high on three of the miners and was over…

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General Info

MSHA publishes final rule to delay effective date of workplace exams

October 6, 2017

On October 5, 2017, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will publish the final rule that further delays the effective date of the final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines (82 FR 7680) from October 2, 2017, to June 2, 2018. Stakeholders will be notified when the final rule…

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Holmes Safety Association’s 2017 Fall Workshop – Save the Date

August 25, 2017

The fall 1-day MSHA workshop of the Michigan Chapter of the Holmes Safety Association will be held in Gaylord on October 5, 2017 Thursday. Please set aside this date for travel to Gaylord during Michigan’s beautiful fall color season. An agenda is being prepared to include speakers who can assist miners, supervisors, trainers and safety…

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NSSGA Update – MSHA Again Extends Effective Date of Examinations of Working Places Rule

May 26, 2017

The effective date for the MSHA Examinations of Working Places Rule has been extended by the agency to October 2, 2017. NSSGA had requested an indefinite extension until the rule’s legal status is determined. In addition to providing comments and working with other aligned stakeholders, NSSGA also briefed lawmakers with Congressional oversight of MSHA in…

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MSHA vs. OSHA – 6th Circuit Rules Jurisdiction Beyond the Mine Site

April 21, 2017

A key federal appeals court decision has rejected MSHA’s argument that the Mine Act gave it authority to take enforcement against a manufacturing plant making and repairing mine equipment, saying that instead the shop falls under OSHA jurisdiction. The decision is whether a company that operates a shop that makes and repairs mining equipment, is…

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