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 […]
by Jon M. Casey For Nathan Scrivener, Quality Control Director for Reliable Contracting Inc., of Odenton, MD, stockpile measurement has become a monthly operation rather than a quarterly one. That is because in October 2016, the company purchased a DJI Phantom 4 Pro professional drone to perform that task. Coupled with “Map Pilot” software, Scrivener […]
by Edwin Peterson, CEO, BossTek Workers clock out after a long shift with faces discolored and streaked from dust and sweat, except where their half-face respirators form a clean triangle from nose to chin. Many of these people wear this equipment in atmospheres heavy with dust, only to take them off when the air seems […]