Michigan Aggregates Association

Safety Information

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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Safety Committee to conduct audits

February 12, 2016

For the past few years, the MAA Safety Committee has been conducting Safety Audits for members. This is a great opportunity for members to get a new perspective on their safety program. What the Audit entails is the committee meeting at a member location and doing a walk through. Committee members look for safety violations…

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Commission Expands MSHA’s Jurisdiction, Finds Equipment Shop Meets Definition of a Mine

February 5, 2016

By: Gary Visscher, Esq. At its public meeting on January 7, 2016, the four members of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission present were unanimous in affirming a judge’s decision that an equipment maintenance and fabrication shop in Sidney, Kentucky operated by Maxxim Rebuild Company, LLC, comes within the definition of a “mine”…

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MSHA Fatalities – Do we invite bad behavior?

July 21, 2015

By Steve Ward, Team Elmer’s (presented at the 2015 MAA Summer Meeting) The presentation discusses the need to insure our subcontractors and truckers on our sites have the necessary training to be safe, as well as what we should do if we see our subs displaying unsafe behaviors. Download Here

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Sample Safety Training Program for Small and Mid-Size Mines

February 11, 2010

The Michigan Aggregates Association and the Michigan Department of Labor, Energy and Economic Growth have put together a “Sample Safety Training Program for Small and Mid-Size Mines.” Included is information that will help your company prepare a customized safety training program. The contents of this manual are recommendations only. You may modify this safety program…

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Tailgate Training Manual

December 30, 2009

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