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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

2018 MAA Safety Awards Program

December 20, 2017

The Annual MAA Safety Award Program is a way to recognize members that encourage and promote a safe work environment. Award recipients will receive a plaque that can be proudly displayed in the main office as well as a 3 ft by 5 ft banner that can be displayed at the entrance of the award…

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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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Alerts

MSHA Close Call Accident Alert – Dozer

June 21, 2018

On May 21, 2018, a dozer operator was working on a waste pile when the soil beneath the dozer sloughed into the adjacent pond, causing the dozer to become submerged in the pond.  The dozer came to rest approximately 12 feet beneath the water’s surface.  Fellow miners were able to dig a trench and drain…

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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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General Info

Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines

June 21, 2018

As a reminder, on April 9, 2018, MSHA published a final rule (effective June 2, 2018) that amends a rule issued in January 2017. This rule provides mine operators additional flexibility in managing their safety and health programs and reduces regulatory burdens without reducing the protections afforded miners. The revised rule requires that: A competent…

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MSHA Posts Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Work Place Exam Rule

June 12, 2018

As you are aware the “Final Rule – Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines Requirements” has taken effect on June 2, 2018. In an effort to provide guidance and understanding of the new rule MSHA has published a list of frequently asked questions regarding the new requirements. Click here to view the…

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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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