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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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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 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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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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