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ADOSH Advocate – Ladder Safety

Phoenix, AZ – Ladder safety, OSHA Standards update, and much more can be found in the latest ADOSH Advocate. The quarterly ADOSH Advocate is the best place to learn about everything new happening at the Industrial Commission of Arizona and ADOSH. You can find this quarter’s ADOSH Advocate here: www.azica.gov/adosh-newsletter

Gov. Ducey proclaims April 9-13 as Work Zone Awareness Week

PHOENIX –The Arizona State Capitol Dome will be lit orange April 9-13, proclaimed Work Zone Awareness Week in Arizona by Governor Doug Ducey, in an effort to call attention to the importance of being alert when approaching and driving through work zones on Arizona roadways.

“We want everyone to make it home safe,” said Governor Ducey. “Paying attention when driving through work zones will keep safe the men and women who build and maintain Arizona’s roads as well as everyone traveling through work zones.” Read more»

Blasting Through Barriers: UA Builds Future of Mining With Varied Perspectives

University of Arizona mining engineering students come from all over the world — from the mineral-rich deserts of Chile to the alluvial diamond deposits of Angola, from the iron ore-filled plateaus of India to the copper mines of our very own Arizona. Read more»

ARIZONA MINING TO BEGIN TWIN DECLINES AT TAYLOR PROJECT AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Arizona Mining Inc. announces that it has received all required permits and notices for twin exploration declines at the Taylor zinc-lead-silver project located on its 100%-owned Hermosa Project in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

Don Taylor, Chief Operating Officer, stated: “Earlier access to key platforms from underground allows for lower cost infill and expansion drilling, as well as further testing of the high-grade Trench Vein System, all of which we expect to add significant value to this world-class project.” Read more»

MNM Close Call Accident Alert

On 3/13/2018, a front end loader operator was constructing an embankment to detour material away from the water supply. While backing up, the front end loader backed over top of the roadway berm, slid down the embankment, and rolled onto its roof. The front end loader operator unfastened his seat belt and exited the front end loader through the right side door window, which broke when the machine overturned. Read more»

Coal Mine Fatality

Fatality #3 – On Friday, March 16, 2018, a 34-year-old mechanic with 16 years of total mining experience was fatally injured while operating a diesel personnel carrier on the mine haulage road. The vehicle hit the right rib and rolled onto its left side. The victim was partially ejected from the mantrip and the canopy of the mantrip came to rest on his chest. Read more»

MNM SERIOUS ACCIDENT ALERT – SURFACE – LADDER

Surface – Stone On March 7, 2018, a welder was installing a caged ladder on a screening deck when the ladder suddenly fell, striking his hard hat. While sitting down on the walkway of the screening deck to recover, the miner passed out and fell through the opening between the mid rail and toe board 15 feet to the ground. He was transported to a nearby hospital with a critical spinal injury. Read more»

The Sixth Edition of The Construction Chart Book Now Available

The U.S. Construction Industry and Its Workers continues to present the most complete data available on all facets of the U.S. construction industry: economic, demographic, employment/income, education/training, and safety and health issues, plus much more all in one place.

Download the Sixth Edition of The Construction Chart Book(download by right clicking on the link + selecting ‘save link as’)

International Roadcheck Set for June 5-7 with Focus on Hours-of-Service Compliance

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 5-7, 2018. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers. This year’s focus is on hours-of-service compliance. Read more»