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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

2015 Award Winners

May 3, 2016

  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 Resources Gravel Pit Prairie Ronde Gravel Pit Plant #2 Power Screen Portable Plant #3 Portable Plant #4 Carr Brothers &…

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2015 Award Program

January 15, 2015

The MAA Safety Award Program is way to recognize members that encourage and promote a safe work environment. Each year the Michigan Aggregates Association recognizes operators who have zero recordable accidents. Each plant must also operate a minimum of 2000 man-hours to qualify for an award. The Safety Awards Program allows the MAA to recognize not…

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Alerts

Safety Bulletin – Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches

August 17, 2018

Eaton has identified a potential non-conformance with certain Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches. The safety switch can potentially supply power when the handle is in the “off” position, subjecting the operator of the switch or any downstream equipment to risk of serious bodily injury or death.   Click here to read the…

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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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General Info

Safety Bulletin – Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches

August 17, 2018

Eaton has identified a potential non-conformance with certain Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches. The safety switch can potentially supply power when the handle is in the “off” position, subjecting the operator of the switch or any downstream equipment to risk of serious bodily injury or death.   Click here to read the…

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U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Public Stakeholder Meetings on Reducing Mine Accidents Involving Mobile Equipment and Belt Conveyors

July 31, 2018

  News Release U.S. Department of Labor | July 31, 2018   U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Public Stakeholder Meetings on Reducing Mine Accidents Involving Mobile Equipment and Belt Conveyors   ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold six public stakeholder meetings and a webinar…

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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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