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.
Three CEMEX USA cement plants are setting the pace with high safety standards, each reaching more than 1,000 days without a lost-time injury (LTI). Balcones Cement Plant in New Braunfels, Texas, Demopolis Cement Plant in Demopolis, Ala., and Knoxville Cement Plant in Knoxville, Tenn., all achieved the milestone in late 2017.
MSHA has awarded $10,537,000 in grant funding to reduce mining accidents, injuries, and illnesses by supporting safety and health courses, and other programs. The awards were made to 47 states, the Navajo Nation, Guam, and Native Village of Barrow.
CEMEX USA teamed up with BikeHouston, The League of American Bicyclists and Harris County Pct. 5 Constable’s Office Saturday for an event aimed at increasing safety awareness on the streets by providing cyclists and pedestrians the opportunity to see what is visible from a driver’s perspective.