Michigan Aggregates Association

Safety Information

New MAA Membership Plaques

March 17, 2017

As you have noticed, MAA has been rebranding itself over the past year with a new logo, website, etc. and is now in the process of updating our membership plaques.  However, it has been suggested that we add a tag line to updated plaque that states, “Proud MAA member since XXXX”. While this may seem…

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New Miner Training (Part46/48B) – March 20-22, 2017

March 3, 2017

The Michigan Mine Safety & Health Training Program (Michigan Technological University) has a new miner class scheduled in Port Huron on March 20-22, 2017. 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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2017 MAA Safety Summit Presentations

March 3, 2017

This past week as a prelude to the 2017 MAA Annual Conference, MAA hosted a 2017 Safety Summit in Port Huron.  Hopefully, you were able to attend this informative summit and learned first-hand about the many great safety measures and assessments that should be taken to ensure your company is operating in the most efficient…

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Bob Wagner Retiring from MDEQ

January 19, 2017

After 31 years of serving the people of the state of Michigan, Bob Wagner, MDEQ Environment Deputy Director, has elected to retire effective February 10, 2017. Bob began his career with the state in 1985 working for Groundwater Division in the Roscommon Regional Office for the Department of Natural Resources. He was one of the…

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US DOL Aggregates Safety Series: Small Mines

January 6, 2017

US DOL recently released a video series focuses specifically on training requirements at small aggregate mining operations that produce crushed stone, sand, and gravel. These training requirements are covered under 30 CFR Part 46. The material in this program is not intended to replace the information in your mine’s Part 46 training plan; rather, it…

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MSHA Winter Workshops hosted by Holmes Safety Assoc.

January 3, 2017

The 23th Annual MSHA Winter Workshops hosted by the Holmes Safety Association are scheduled to take place in Marquette on January 25, 2017 and Gaylord on January 26, 2017. MSHA representatives and others will be available to update you on changes related to MSHA compliance initiatives and to answer any questions you may have. The…

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Notification Alternatives to Comply with 30 C.F.R. §§ 56/57.1000

October 21, 2016

This is a reminder to contact MSHA at least two weeks prior to closing a mine for the season. Click here for a copy of a 2012 MSHA Program Bulletin that discusses notification requirements for opening and closing mines as well as what information should be sent to MSHA when opening or closing a mine. Metal…

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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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