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FEB 2018

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Page 68 of 85 ROCK products • February 2018 • 65 FOCUS ON HEALTH & SAFETY DATE DISTRICT FIELD OFFICE LOCATION CONTACT 02/07/2018 Northeast Wyomissing, PA Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey 406 Station Rd. Grantville, PA 17028 Kallie Kline (717) 234-2603 02/08/2018 Northeast Geneva, NY Millennium Hotel 2040 Walden Rd. Buffalo, NY 14225 Marino Franchini (518) 577-9902 02/12/2018 Northeast Hebron, OH 2886 Airport Dr. Columbus, OH 43219 Dawn Hoover dawnh@oaima. org 02/12/2018 Northeast Albany, NY Desmond Hotel 660 Albany-Shaker Rd. Albany, NY 12211 Marino Franchini (518) 577-9902 02/18/2018 Northeast Geneva, NY Homewood Suites 36 Cinema Dr. Ithaca, NY 14850 Marino Franchini (518) 577-9902 02/22/2018 Northeast Wyomissing, PA 1 Country Club Ln. State College, PA 16803 Kallie Kline (717) 234-2603 02/23/2018 Northeast Albany, NY Fred's Inn 5149 New York Route 12 Norwich, NY 13815 Marino Franchini (518) 577-9902 02/27/2018 Western CalCima & San Ber- nardino, CA DoubleTree Hotel Ontario Airport 222 N. Vineyard Ave. Ontario, CA 91764 Charlie Rea (CalCIMA) (916) 661-6821 MSHA Reports 13th Fatality for 2017 The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported the 13th fatality for calendar year 2017 in metal and non- metal mining. On Dec. 30, 2017, an employee in a pickup truck approached the quarry loadout area to get the front-end loader opera- tor for lunch. The front-end loader operator backed into the pickup, pushing it sideways and crushing the driver's side of the pickup cab, trapping the victim inside the truck. The pickup truck caught fire and efforts by the front-end loader operator and a nearby contractor to put the fire out using fire extinguishers were not successful. In 2016, there were 17 fatalities reported in metal and non- metal mining. This was the sixth Powered Haulage fatality in 2017. There were four Powered Haulage fatalities in the same period in 2016. MSHA recommends the following best practices: •  When approaching large mobile equipment, do not proceed until you communicate and verify with the equipment oper- ator your planned movement and location. Provide radio communication systems between vehicles and large mobile equipment. •  Ensure all persons are trained to recognize workplace hazards – specifically, the limited visibility and blind areas inherent to operation of large equipment and the hazard of mobile equipment traveling near them. • Ensure, by signal or other means, that all persons are clear before moving equipment. •  Minimize situations where smaller vehicles need to approach large front end loaders. •  Do not drive or park smaller vehicles in mobile equipment's potential path of movement. •  Equip smaller vehicles with flags or strobe lights positioned high enough to be seen from the cabs of haulage trucks. •  Install and maintain proximity detection or collision avoid- ance/warning systems and cameras. 2018 Spring Thaw Workshops Planned Statistics show that mining accidents tend to increase during April and May when many intermittently operated mining operations begin producing again, often with new employees who are unaware of the hazards of mining. Each spring, the metal and nonmetal mining industry hosts cooperative mine safety and health training workshops around the nation to increase awareness of mining hazards and improve mine safety and health. During these educa- tional outreach events, safety professionals from mining companies, associations, and MSHA share information and experiences in dealing with a range of mining dangers. DATE DISTRICT FIELD OFFICE LOCATION CONTACT 02/28/2018 Northeast Geneva, NY Hilton Garden Inn 1290 Arsenal St. Watertown, NY 13601 Marino Franchini (518)-577-9902 03/06/2018 Western OCAPA & Albany, OR Eagle Crest Resort 1522 Cline Falls Rd. Redmond, OR 97756 Sandy Hershfelt (503) 588-2430 03/07/2018 Western OCAPA & Albany, OR Eagle Crest Resort 1522 Cline Falls Rd. Redmond, OR 97756 Sandy Hershfelt (503) 588-2430 03/13/2018 Western CalCima & Vacaville, CA DoubleTree Hotel 2001 Point West Way Sacramento, CA 95815 Charlie Rea (CalCIMA) (916) 661-6821 03/14/2018 Northeast Manchester, NH 76 Community Dr. Augusta, ME 04330 Chip Laite (207) 817-7575 03/15/2018 Rocky Mountain Salt Lake City, UT Little America Hotel 500 Main St. Salt Lake City, UT 84101 Joey Gilbert (801) 363-2753 03/15/2018 Rocky Mountain Topeka, KS 3301 W. 18th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801 Jim Barta (620) 474-2816 Spring Thaw 2018 Workshop Schedule

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