Michigan Aggregates Association

Safety Information

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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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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MAA to Host Safepro Inc. Training on March 13-15, 2018 – CANCELED

January 9, 2018

Purpose and Goals of this Course The Safepro seminar will give you the information and knowledge to not only comply with MSHA law but to combat citations with which you do not agree. The three-day seminar covers the 1977 Mine Health and Safety Act as amended by the 2006 Miner’s Act and 30 CFR standards. We will…

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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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