Reducing Waste in the Haul Cycle

A Good Dashboard Allows Managers To Manage By Exception, And Also Look Deeper Into The Haul Cycle When Required To Compare Against Site Targets. By Chris van der Loo Optimizing efficiency is an ongoing challenge for any aggregates operator. Identifying, eliminating and controlling waste in the haul cycle is key to staying on schedule and improving the bottom line, but…

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MSHA to Hold Public Hearing on Mobile Equipment Rule

Dec. 17, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Labor will reopen the rulemaking record and hold a virtual public hearing on Jan. 11, 2022, on the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s proposed rule for Safety Program for Surface Mobile Equipment to improve safe usage of mobile, powered-haulage equipment. This proposed rule is one of several actions MSHA has taken to…

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MSHA Reports 23rd Fatality

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reported that on Aug. 3, a miner at Bridgeport Stone Plant, Wise County, Texas, was run over by a customer tractor-trailer while walking to his normal work area.  This is the 23rd fatality reported in 2021, and the ninth classified as “Powered Haulage.” Year to date, this is the highest number of powered…

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MSHA to Hold Stakeholder Meetings

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold six public stakeholder meetings and a webinar on the Agency’s Request for Information (RFI) on Safety Improvement Technologies for Mobile Equipment at Surface Mines, and for Belt Conveyors at Surface and Underground Mines. The RFI was published in the Federal Register on June 26.

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MSHA Seeking Data on Technologies to Improve Safety

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced it is seeking data on technologies that can improve safety conditions for America’s miners. MSHA’s Request for Information (RFI) focuses on reducing accidents involving mobile equipment at surface mines, and belt conveyors at surface and underground mines. The RFI is available at the Federal Register.

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Kolberg-Pioneer Filter Kits for All Mobile Equipment

Kolberg-Pioneer Inc. (KPI), released new filter kits for all mobile equipment. The new filter kits will further improve engine performance in asphalt and other dusty environments. “Our equipment is well-suited for RAP applications, these filters allow us to build on that strength for even better performance,” said Tim Harms, product manager for crushing and screening products.

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