A Message from Josh Swank of Philippi-Hagenbuch

“The Best Professional Experience of my Life”

A couple of years out of college and freshly married, my career trajectory was not set on one within the aggregates industry, but as with many of us, fate intervened. I found myself in the land of full-sized Tonka trucks and boulders larger than my car, but I was young, new and excited to have such a unique career. 

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Brrrr! Terex Trucks Offers Extreme Weather Protection Advice

Winter is the time of the year when the relationship between man and machine is put to the ultimate test. From frostbite to fatigue failures, operating in extremely low temperatures where downtime is not an option is always a challenge. Terex Trucks’ Regional Customer Support Manager John Hunter offers some key practices to aid safe operation, and prevent damage to off-highway haulers in the cutting cold. He knows from experience, as a veteran of temperatures of -30 degrees during winter in Siberia, Russia.

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Examination Citation for Elevators Violated Due Process Rights

Judge Thomas McCarthy vacated an S&S citation issued against Cemex’s Demopolis plant under §56.18002(a) for allegedly failing to designate a competent person to inspect elevators for each shift. The decision is similar to a July 2016, decision by Judge Barbour. Judge McCarthy found that the Secretary did not give “fair notice” to the operator that elevators fell within the definition of a “working place.”

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The Night Shift

This will be the last safety column by Randy Logsdon, as he has accepted appointment by the governor of New Mexico to the position of state mine inspector. We thank him for his contributions to Rock Products. – Ed.

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