MSHA Hazard Alert Issued for Hoppers

MSHA issued a hazard alert for hoppers after a recent incident. A front-end loader operator was loading into the feed hopper. He dismounted from the cab to retrieve two 55-gal. drum lids from the hopper, when he fell into the hopper and became engulfed by the sand.

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MSHA Special Impact Inspections Hit New York Plant Hard

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced federal inspectors issued 132 citations and two orders during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and five metal and nonmetal mines in December 2016.

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LafargeHolcim Develops Mineral-Based Insulation Product

Airium, an innovative new product from LafargeHolcim, is a "disruptive technology in the insulation market," according to the company. Developed and patented by LafargeHolcim’s global R&D center near Lyon, France, Airium is a mineral insulating foam that improves energy efficiency for buildings, from floor to ceiling.

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Workplace Examination Rule to Go into Effect in May

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced it will issue its Final Rule for Examination of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines. The new rule will be published in the Federal Register on Jan. 23, 2017, and go into effect on May 23, 2017.

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ARTBA Outlines Regulatory Reforms to Help Transportation

More than 20 federal regulations and other policy actions are affecting, and in some cases, hindering the ability to complete transportation improvement projects efficiently, safely, in a timely manner and in the best interests of U.S. taxpayers, according to a comprehensive new report from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).

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