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2017 MAA Safety Slogan Contest

2018 MAA Safety Slogan Contest Winner

March 13, 2018

It is with great pride that we announce the winner of the 2018 MAA Safety Slogan Contest winner is Craig Fons from GBM Sand and Gravel. While there were many great entries this year, the MAA Safety Committee selected the following slogan to represent MAA in 2018.   “Industrious by Nature, Safe by Choice”  …

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2018 MAA Safety Slogan Contest

December 20, 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 2018 MAA hardhat decals as well as to be used on the 2018 MAA Safety…

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2016 MAA Safety Awards

Michigan’s Aggregate Producers Recognized at Annual MAA Awards Night

April 20, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2018   CONTACT: Douglas E. Needham, P.E., MAA President 517-381-1732 or dneedham@miagg.org   Michigan’s Aggregate Producers Recognized at Annual MAA Awards Night LANSING, MI – The Michigan Aggregates Association recently honored aggregate producers during their annual Awards ceremony. On April 19, various producers and guests gathered at the Country Club…

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The 2018 MAA Awards Night is Approaching…

April 4, 2018

Make sure to sign up for the 2018 MAA Awards Night and help us honor those companies that have received “Zero MSHA Recordable Injuries in 2017” as well as those that have exemplified a commitment to environmental compliance in their daily operations. MSHA Michigan Field Office Supervisor, George Colby, will help kick off the awards…

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Alerts

MSHA Serious Accident Alert – Tire contractor injured while repairing flat tire on loader

April 30, 2018

A tire contractor was seriously injured when the front-end loader he was repairing fell on him.  The front -end loader had been lifted and placed on cribbing to repair a flat tire.  The contractor was underneath the loader adjusting one of the lifting jacks when the cribbing shifted causing the loader to fall.  The tire…

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MSHA Safety Alert: Splicing Conveyor Belts

April 13, 2018

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Safety Alert: Splicing Conveyor Belts after four miners were fatally injured when performing work around conveyor belts in underground coal mines since Jan. 26, 2017. Two fatalities involved miners crossing the belt, and the third fatal occurred when a miner contacted a moving drive roller for…

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MSHA Serious Accident Alert – Miner Struck by Ladder

March 23, 2018

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a Serious Accident Alert after a ladder fell and hit a miner at a crushed stone operation. On March 7, 2018, a welder was installing a caged ladder on a screening deck when the ladder suddenly fell, striking his hard hat. While sitting down on the walkway…

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MSHA Serious Accident Alert – Conveyor

January 26, 2018

On December 15, 2017, a miner unbolted and lowered a point of contact guard exposing the moving conveyor rollers on one side of a stacking conveyor.  While standing on the blade of a bulldozer, the victim attempted to dislodge ice buildup and was pulled into the conveyor and sustained severe injuries. The conveyor had not…

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General Info

MAA Safety Committee Conducts 2018 Safety Review

May 10, 2018

In the spirit of continuous improvement earlier this week the MAA Safety Committee conducted a peer environmental review of MAA member Mid Michigan Materials. During the review, committee members conducted a walk thru of various aspects of the producer’s operations including their crushing and screening operations, garage, office (paperwork), etc.  During the review, there was…

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Schneider Electric Recalls Square D Safety Switches Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

May 7, 2018

Schneider Electric recently recalled their Square D safety switches due to electrical shock Hazard.  This recall involves Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R safety switches. The switches are a dark gray metal box with a black handle on the side that can be moved to an “ON”…

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MSHA Aggregate Safety Series: Dredging

May 7, 2018

MSHA recently published the following video that focuses on training requirements and best practices for dredging operations that extract and process sand and gravel. Dredging is an aggregate mining activity, an operation usually carried out at least partly underwater, with the purpose of extracting material from the bottom and then sending it to the shore…

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MAA to Host Safepro Inc. Training on March 13-15, 2018 – CANCELED

January 9, 2018

Purpose and Goals of this Course The Safepro seminar will give you the information and knowledge to not only comply with MSHA law but to combat citations with which you do not agree. The three-day seminar covers the 1977 Mine Health and Safety Act as amended by the 2006 Miner’s Act and 30 CFR standards. We will…

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