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.
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.