Michigan Aggregates Association

Safety Information

MSHA’S MERRIFIELD to RETIRE THIS MONTH

October 14, 2016

  Neal Merrifield, MSHA Metal/Nonmetal administrator, will retire at the end of October 2016. Joe Main, MSHA assistant secretary made this announcement during a recent MSHA stakeholder meeting and stated that Merrifield will be succeeded on an interim basis by Kevin Stricklin, MSHA’s coal administrator.   There was no work on timing for a permanent replacement.

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Keep Safety as Number One Priority!!!

September 16, 2016

As of September 16, 2016, MSHA has reported that there has been 12 MNM fatalities as a result of a number of incidences including unloading of material, equipment operations, blasting, electrical shock, fall, and embankment failure, falling highway material, and equipment overturning. Click here to review the latest 2016 MSHA Fatal Summary. Also, make sure…

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General Highwall Safety Guidelines

September 16, 2016

For Working Faces Planning: Note and map the location of structural discontinuities (i.e., joints, faults, and bedding planes) and underground mine workings relative to the existing highwall and in the direction of mining. Anticipate unstable highwall conditions in the vicinity of intersecting structural discontinuities and underground mine workings. Design highwalls for stability in local geological…

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Holmes Safety Association MSHA Workshop

September 2, 2016

  Plan to attend the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes District Council, Holmes Safety Association that is scheduled for Thursday October 6, 2016 at The Ridge, 4815 Old 27 South, MI 49735 This 1-day meeting agenda is planned to provide you with valuable information to enhance safety and health on your mine site…

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Upcoming Holmes Safety Association MSHA Workshop

August 2, 2016

Please mark your calendar for October 6, 2016 and plan on attending the upcoming MSHA workshop of the Michigan Chapter of the Holmes Safety Association that will be held in Gaylord, Michigan. An agenda is currently being prepared so keep an eye out for more details. Note that the National Meeting of the Holmes Association…

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New Miner Training (Part 46/48B) – October 3-5, 2016

July 28, 2016

The Michigan Mine Safety & Health Training Program (Michigan Technological University) has a new miner class scheduled in Farmington Hill on October 3-5, 2016. This training will meet the requirements for Part 48B (surface) new miner training and will offer both Part 46 and Part 48 certificates.   If you are in need of Part 46…

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New MAA Safety Reporting Forms “See Stop Do” and “Near Miss”

July 27, 2016

In an effort to help ensure that MAA members continue to operate in a safe and efficient manner, the MAA Safety Committee has generated the following forms that can not only be used to help identify areas of your operation that required modifications due to an unsafe condition “See Stop Do” but to also report…

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MSHA Update

June 30, 2016

Enhanced enforcement implementation triggered from “Rules to Live By” and exam rule violations set to begin July 1st MSHA’s Assistant Secretary Joseph A. Main, recently announced that beginning July 1, 2016, MSHA will implement enhanced enforcement of the “Rules to Live By” (RLB) and the Part 75 Examinations of Work Areas in Underground Coal Mines…

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Publications Available at the MAA Office

April 24, 2016

Tailgate Training Manual Air Permitting Guide Environmental Permits and Regulation Guide Zoning and Land-use Guide Understanding Part 201 of the Environmental Code Michigan Testing Methods MDOT Materials Sampling Guide MSHA Safety Guidelines Commencement/Closing Form MAA Model Drug Policy Miner’s Rights Books Part 46 Training Plan and diskette Noise Rule Compliance Guide Safety Audit Checklists Hazcom…

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