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Bunner Named Safety and Health Professional of the Year

Matthew Bunner, safety manager for Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc., was named the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) 2015 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year. The award recognizes an individual for substantial contributions and commitment to safe and healthy operating practices within his or her company and the industry.

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Silica Rule Is Regulatory Overkill

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon publish a final workplace exposure standard for crystalline silica that will cut the permissible exposure limit in half. The final rule was recently issued by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez.

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Is ‘Good Enough’ Really Enough?

It was a hot and humid spring day and the three-man crew had just changed out the gear case on the secondary crusher in record time. Best of all, no one got hurt – not even a busted knuckle. The lead mechanic, Dave, had directed the entire operation and was anxious to test-run the crusher.

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Five Minutes With Joe Main

92 JoeMain 150Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main Talks Impact Inspections, Low Fatalities and Boots on the Ground.

By Mark Kuhar

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