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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

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

MSHA publishes final rule to delay effective date of workplace exams

October 6, 2017

On October 5, 2017, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will publish the final rule that further delays the effective date of the final rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines (82 FR 7680) from October 2, 2017, to June 2, 2018. Stakeholders will be notified when the final rule…

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Holmes Safety Association’s 2017 Fall Workshop – Save the Date

August 25, 2017

The fall 1-day MSHA workshop of the Michigan Chapter of the Holmes Safety Association will be held in Gaylord on October 5, 2017 Thursday. Please set aside this date for travel to Gaylord during Michigan’s beautiful fall color season. An agenda is being prepared to include speakers who can assist miners, supervisors, trainers and safety…

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NSSGA Update – MSHA Again Extends Effective Date of Examinations of Working Places Rule

May 26, 2017

The effective date for the MSHA Examinations of Working Places Rule has been extended by the agency to October 2, 2017. NSSGA had requested an indefinite extension until the rule’s legal status is determined. In addition to providing comments and working with other aligned stakeholders, NSSGA also briefed lawmakers with Congressional oversight of MSHA in…

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MSHA vs. OSHA – 6th Circuit Rules Jurisdiction Beyond the Mine Site

April 21, 2017

A key federal appeals court decision has rejected MSHA’s argument that the Mine Act gave it authority to take enforcement against a manufacturing plant making and repairing mine equipment, saying that instead the shop falls under OSHA jurisdiction. The decision is whether a company that operates a shop that makes and repairs mining equipment, is…

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