Category Archives: Safety

Preparing for and managing blasting complaints, gives blasters additional confidence

by Jon M. Casey How to respond to, handle and avoid blasting complaints is always something to consider when going about blasting projects, whether they be in quarry applications or at construction sites. According to representatives from Sauls Seismic, LLC and the law firm of Montgomery, Rennie & Jonson, there are a number of items […]

Design refinements for new CAT® articulated trucks address operator safety and convenience, enhanced control, and powertrain advances

Three new Cat® articulated trucks — 730, 730 EJ (Ejector), and 735 — have been extensively redesigned, enhancing the field-proven features and performance of their C-Series predecessors (730C2, 730C2 EJ, and 735C) with new operator stations — including innovative new controls, transmission-protection features, new hoist-assist system, advanced traction control system, new stability-assist system, and a […]

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, […]

New profiling technology helps make drilling and blasting safer

by Jon M. Casey For drilling and blasting professionals looking for newer, safer and more efficient ways to do their work, industry experts offered new, technological advancements at the 2018 Mine Blasting Safety and Application Seminar, Jan. 17-18 at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Beckley, WV. During two of these presentations, Joe […]