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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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MSHA’s Fire Suppression System Initiative

October 10, 2018

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

October 2, 2018

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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MSHA Fatality Alert – Entanglement in Pulley

September 6, 2018

On August 22, 2018, a 29-year old miner with 1 year of experience was fatally injured while cleaning a snub pulley.  The victim was working from an aerial lift located under the belt conveyor when he became entangled in the conveyor pulley. Click here to view the full MSHA Fatality Report.  

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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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General Info

MSHA’s Fire Suppression System Initiative

October 10, 2018

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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MAA Safety Innovation – VSI Crusher Shoe Change Out

October 1, 2018

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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MSHA to Enforce Workplace Exam Rule – October 1, 2018

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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Great Lakes District Council Annual Meeting

September 11, 2018

The fall 1-day MSHA workshop of the Michigan Chapter of the Holmes Safety Association will be held in Gaylord on Thursday, October 4, 2018. Please click here to learn more about the event.

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