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Ground control and drilling hazard awareness is critical to worker safety

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, […]

Dust control strategy for Continental Cement prevents fugitive dust emissions

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.

Is OSHA’s new silica rule Dust in the Wind? Likely not. Court rejects the several challenges to the new standard

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 […]