Routine inspections in the fall can prevent costly repairs in the future Winter is right around the corner. With the changing seasons comes freeze and thaw cycles, falling pine needles and leaves, organic growth and harsh weather conditions that can wreak havoc on a building or structure’s exterior if not maintained properly.
by Jon M. Casey When people think of what takes place in a quarry operation, two of the most obvious conditions that come to mind are dust and noise. The dust and noise of the blasting, the loaders, the haul trucks and the screen plants, is a given.
by Jon M. Casey Attorney Patrick Dennison, belongs to the Occupational Safety and Health Practice Group as well as the Coal and Oil and Gas Industry Group at Jackson Kelly, PLLC, in Pittsburgh, PA, was a featured speaker at the 2017 Northeast Mine Safety and Health Conference in Columbus, Ohio in early April.
by Collin Warren and Travis Vance President Trump recently nominated David Zatezalo to be the new head of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The nomination raises many questions, including what do we know about Mr. Zatezalo? Also, if he is confirmed, what would the industry like to see in the agency under his direction?
by Jon M. Casey The Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) hosted this year’s biennial Northeast Mine Safety and Health Conference at the Hyatt Regency Columbus Conference Center April 3-5. Patrick Jacomet, OAIMA executive director, welcomed safety professionals from the Mine Safety and Health Administration and mining companies from at least five states.