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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’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 Safety Topic: Conveyor Belts – Safety at Surface Mines

August 30, 2018

Conveyor belts are an important method of material haulage at many surface and underground mines. Systems range from a single belt to a series of belts spanning miles. All conveyor belt systems, or belt conveyors, have inherent dangers while in motion. Fatal accidents related to working near, inspecting, adjusting or maintaining conveyor belts occur each…

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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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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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