by Jon M. Casey More than 175 members of the drilling and blasting industry spent January 17 and 18 at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy near Beckley, WV at the 2018 Mine Blasting Safety and Application Seminar. With more than one dozen industry experts offering seminars on a number of issues affecting drilling, […]
by Mark Strebel, Dust Division Manager, Martin Engineering It’s no secret that limestone is the dustiest substance in the cement production process, largely because it’s the primary ingredient. Dust, also known as ‘particulate matter,’ is tightly regulated at the state and federal level, both in and out of the workplace.
by Bill and Mary Weaver Valders Quarry is blessed with an almost one-of-a-kind treasure among quarries in the US in the quality of its building stone — which fully meets the ASTM standards for high density Type lll dolomitic limestone. It is currently being quarried in large blocks.
On the front lines with Fisher Phillips: by Collin Warren and Travis Vance Nearly 2.3 million people in the United States work in jobs that expose them to silica. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) claims that more than 100,000 of those workers are engaged in “high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, foundry […]
Prairie Dawg Practical by Tim Holmberg, DEMI Equipment I heard that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow — so another six weeks of winter it will be. All silliness and tradition aside, it’s getting closer to that time when we must initiate that momentous task of getting production equipment out of hibernation and get those few […]