Rock Products Logo



Company Cannot Claim it ‘Lacked Adequate’ Notice of Bad Ball Joints

ESmithBy Ellen Smith
An ALJ improperly determined that a company lacked “adequate notice” when cited for four violations at its plant where an MSHA inspector alleged excessive movement in the ball joints of the steering linkage of four trucks.

Read more: Company Cannot Claim it ‘Lacked Adequate’ Notice of Bad Ball Joints

No Respect

Randy K. LogsdonBy Randy K. Logsdon

Rodney Dangerfield made a fortune by exploiting the line “I get no respect.” Housekeeping is the Rodney Dangerfield of occupational safety in many industries, including mining. There may be a number of reasons (possibly excuses) for neglecting housekeeping in the workplace — rushing, someone else’s job, planning? I suggest that one of those reasons is an institutional lack of respect for the role of (even the term) housekeeping in a safe workplace.

Read more: No Respect

Noise Dosimeter is World’s Smallest

Casella CEL, offers the CEL-350 dBadge micro noise dosimeter. Amazingly compact, this breakthrough safety tool is designed to measure the noise exposure of an employee over the working day to uncover dangerous areas and to assure compliance with strict OSHA, NIOSH or ISO (European) regulations.

Read more: Noise Dosimeter is World’s Smallest

Walking and Chewing Gum

By Randy K. Logsdon

Congress had just passed the bill that funded the government (ending the partial government shut-down at least temporarily) and raising the debt limit again. A television reporter interviewed a congressman and the conversation went something like this:

Read more: Walking and Chewing Gum

New Personal Protective Equipment Products

3M offers the addition of two new products to its personal protective equipment portfolio. The upgraded 3M SecureFit Protective Eyewear 400 Series boasts innovative new features and enhancements to the industry-popular 3M SecureFit Protective Eyewear series. The new 3M Welding Helmet 10 with an Auto-Darkening Filter (ADF) offers an affordable welding helmet solution for students or the first-time welder.

Read more: New Personal Protective Equipment Products