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SUPPORT THE TROOPS CARE PACKAGE DRIVE – JUNE 1-29, 2018

ATB, along with members are collecting items for care packages to send to our troops in various units and branches of military deployed overseas. Bring items now through the morning of June 29, 2018 to any of these locations. A mid-day care package boxing event will be held at the ATB office June 29th, with lunch sponsored by Miura Contracting.

Collection Points:
 
Arizona Transportation Builders Association
Aerotek
Ashton Company, Inc.
Day’s Excavating
Granite
KE&G Construction, Inc.
Mama Louisa’s
McCraren Compliance
Miura Contracting
Precision Tool & Construction Supply, Inc.
Tierra Right of Way Services
Trafficade

Thank you for helping to Support Our Troops!

General Industry and Maritime Silica Standard Effective June 23

 

General industry and maritime employers must comply with OSHA’s silica standard by June 23, except for phase-in dates for General Industry and Maritime Silica Standard Effective June 23medical surveillance and for engineering controls in the oil and gas industry. Visit the silica webpage for guidance on complying with the standard, as well as information on silica sampling and analysis, health effects of silica exposure, and answers to frequently asked questions.

June 12 is National Forklift Safety Day

National Forklift Safety Day - Industrial Truck Association

National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), will be recognized on June 12 in Washington, D.C., and workplaces nationwide. Throughout the day, forklift manufacturers will highlight the safe use of forklifts, the importance of operator training, and the need for daily equipment checks. ITA works with OSHA through an Alliance to provide training seminars for OSHA inspectors, and develop safety materials. For these and other resources to share on National Forklift Safety Day, visit OSHA’s forklift webpage.

MNM Serious Accident Alert – Surface – Kiln

Surface – Lime –  On May 9, 2018, a miner was burned while lighting a gas-fired kiln. Gas accumulated inside the kiln before the pilot light was inserted through an opening in the hood.  When the main burner ignited, the flame propagated to the area outside the kiln through the hood opening, catching the worker’s shirt on fire. The miner suffered significant burns and will require a lengthy hospitalization. The green jacket-draped chair in the image shows where the worker was positioned when the flame blow-back occurred. Read more»

Safe + Sound Campaign: Communication is Key

OSHA offers several resources to help employers increase worker participation in their safety and health efforts:

For more information, visit the Safe + Sound Campaign webpage.

CFO Spotlight Survey

The 2018 Arizona CFO Spotlight Survey explores the levels of optimism, sentiments and opinions among CFOs in a variety of industries, as well as activities and emerging trends that may impact how Arizona businesses and organizations operate. From the local business climate to how regulation, millennials and data security are shaping business strategies, this survey includes timely topics vetted by business advisors and CFOs.

Inside the Report:

  • Results at a Glance
  • Executive Summary
  • Highlights by Topic
  • Outlook by City (Phoenix, Tucson)
  • Outlook by Industry

Some of the topics addressed in the survey include:

  • Arizona business climate
  • Disruptive technologies
  • Optimism for growth
  • Millenials
  • Regulation
  • Environment
  • Access to capital
  • Cybersecurity
  • Hiring/labor
  • Cross-border
  • Risk management
  • Healthcare

Get the full report

2018 SME & NSSGA Mine Design Challenge

The SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition is a mine design challenge held annually, open to undergraduate students. Students in teams of up to six have 35 hours each over the first phase to design a life-of-mine (LOM) plan for an aggregate site somewhere in the US. Judges then evaluate first phase submissions for professionalism, clarity, feasibility, and creativity of the mine design. The top six teams worldwide are invited to the SME National Conference in February to compete there, where they each have about 48 hours to incorporate information from a second problem statement into their design. At the conclusion of this 48-hour period each team presents to a panel of six judges, and the top three teams are awarded prizes. www.youtube.com

Schneider Electric Recalls Square D Safety Switches Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Consumers should immediately inspect installed safety switches by moving the handle to the “OFF” position. If the power stays on when the handle is in the “OFF” position, contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement safety switch and free service support to install the replacement switch.

Consumer Contact:

Schneider Electric toll-free at 877-672-1953 or online at www.schneider-electric.us/gdss-safetyalert or www.schneider-electric.com and click on “Square D” (found under Quick Links) for more information.