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www.rockproducts.com ROCK products • May 2019 • 59 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY Pfannenberg offers the durable PA 1 PATROL Series Sounder, ideal for audi- ble alarm applications on cranes, in mines, mills and factories, and in other heavy industry. PA 1 PATROL Series Sounders reach a 105 dB (A) Max sound pressure level through a user controlled rotary volume switch and offer 80 pre-pro- grammed alarm tones with 4 stages for distinctive signaling of specific events. Its electromagnetic sound capsule technology includes a share of low fre- quency side bands in the acoustic signal for excellent sound penetration of walls and doors for highly effective alarming. Built to endure harsh environments and any climate, the PA 1 PATROL Series Sounder's polycarbonate/ABS impact-proof housing achieves an IK08 impact rating. It is also simple and safe to assemble and install, with a captive fastener plus electrical wiring that avoids the need for a 3-hand assembly, providing plug and play functionality. The sturdy PA 1 PATROL Series Sounder features a stay-in-place shape-molded gasket and internal volume control. Every PA 1 PATROL Series Sounder includes a standard 10-year warranty. It can be surface or flush-panel mounted and is available in red or grey housing. Certifications include UL, cUL, MED, CE, VdS, GL and EN 54-3. Pfannenberg, www.pfannenbergusa.com GZA Receives Rock Solid Excellence in Safety Award GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. (GZA), a multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water and construction management services, announced that it has received the Rock Solid Excellence in Safety award from the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) for the 13th year in a row. GZA remains the only engineering/ environmental consultant to repeatedly earn that recognition from the IAAP. The IAAP Safety Committee established the awards program to encourage adoption of systems and practices that enhance the safety and health programs of participating companies and helps them to attain the goal of zero injuries. "The Rock Solid Safety Award program was developed to publicly recognize members producing crushed stone, sand, gravel, and industrial minerals as well as companies providing services to the industry," said Dan Eichholz, IAAP executive director. "By rewarding our industry's leaders, member companies are encouraged and being recognized for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of everyone at the mine site and in nearby communities." "We are proud to receive IAAP's highest award for safety," said Patrick Sheehan, GZA's CEO. "Receiving it for the 13th year in a row is a testament to the safety culture we have created." MSHA Announces Grants for Mine Safety The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced the availability of up to $400,000 in funding through its Brookwood-Sago grant program to support education and training to help identify, avoid and prevent unsafe working conditions in and around the nation's mines. Brookwood-Sago grants focus on powered haulage safety (such as reducing vehicle-on-vehicle collisions, increasing seat belt use, and improving belt conveyor safety), emergency prevention and preparedness, examinations of working places at metal and nonmetal mines, or other programs to prevent unsafe conditions in and around mines. Established by the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006, the program promotes mine safety in honor of the 25 miners who died in 2001 in Brookwood, Ala., at the Jim Walter Resources #5 mine, and in 2006 in Buckhannon, W.Va., at the Sago Mine. Funding will enable grant recipients to develop training materials, provide mine safety training or educational pro- grams, recruit mine operators and miners for the training, and conduct and evaluate the training. MSHA will give special emphasis to programs and materials that target miners at smaller mines, including training miners and employers about new agency standards, high-risk activi- ties, or hazards identified by MSHA. To submit a grant application, go to www.grants.gov. The closing date for applications is June 9. MSHA will award grants on or before Sept. 30, 2019. Pfannenberg PA 1 PATROL Series Sounder for Industrial Safety

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