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NISA Receives H&S Award from SME

Posted By Darrell Smith, Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The National Industrial Sand Association (NISA) today received an award from the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) and its newly established Health & Safety Division. The Health & Safety Research and Educational Excellence Award was presented to NISA President Mark Ellis by Division Chairman Dr. Eric Lutz at SME's 2016 Annual Conference & Expo in Phoenix, AZ. The award inscription reads:  "For development of an innovative health program to prevent occupational disease related to overexposure to respirable crystalline silica."  In accepting the award, Ellis reminded the Division that, "Silicosis is a totally preventable occupational disease and preventing it begins with knowing the concentration of exposures to which their employees are exposed. Prevention, and corrective action if necessary, begins there."
 
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MineFit Tidbit: Ham it Up!

Posted By Darrell Smith, Friday, February 19, 2016

Tightness in the hamstring muscle limits motion in the pelvis which can increase stress and strain across the low back. Stretching the hamstrings can gradually lengthen them and reduce the stress felt in the lower back. Hamstring stretching should include applying pressure to lengthen the hamstring muscle for 30-45 seconds at a time, one to two times each day. The hamstring muscles will lengthen over time, decreasing stress on the low back.


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WEBINAR: Best Practices for Compliance with MSHA's Machinery and Equipment Standards

Posted By Darrell Smith, Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Please register for Best Practices for Compliance with MSHA's Machinery and Equipment Standards on Feb 26, 2016 2:00 PM EST at: 

Click here to Register!

Following a number of fatal accidents involving machinery and non-haulage mobile and quarry equipment over the past several years, MSHA issued an enforcement alert focusing broadly on equipment use at Metal/Nonmetal Mines. This webinar will spotlight many of the standards MSHA may target in response to these accidents, including best practices, tips for compliance, and defenses to citations. 

Instructor: Joshua Schultz, Law Office of Adele Abrams, PC

Cost: $39/person for IMA Members 
$69/person for non-members

-The webinar will be recorded and the recording and slides will be made available 
-After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar

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WEBINAR: Telematics - Past, Present, & Future Tomorrow

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tomorrow at 2:00pm EST IMA-NA will be hosting our first Operations & Engineering focused webinar of 2016. Throughout the year IMA-NA will be expanding our webinar series to include not only Safety & Health topics but also topics on transportation, energy, legal, environmental, sustainability, fitness, and technology. We are excited to welcome our Associate Member, Volvo, as our expert on telematics.  Senior Telematics Specialist, Hilton Wood will be presenting members with an outline of where telematics has been and where it is headed in the future. The webinar will demonstrate the ways in which you can maximize your usage of your fleet by leveraging current technologies to communicate information on the vehicles in your fleet.  Please join us for our first Operations & Engineering focused webinar.  

Title: Heavy Construction Equipment Telematics: Past, Present, and Future

Date and Time: February 11th, 2pm EST

To register click here

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"Machinery and Equipment Safety" Alert from Neal Merrifield

Posted By Darrell Smith, Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Since 2011, 16 metal and nonmetal miners have died in accidents involving machinery and non-haulage mobile and quarry equipment, and many more have been seriously injured or disabled.  Of the 16 persons fatally injured, six were supervisors and three were contractors.  Seven miners died when they were struck by the equipment they or a co-worker were operating, four miners drowned when their equipment ran into or overturned into water, and five more died when they were caught in crushers, on drill steel or between reciprocating machinery.  The equipment involved represented a wide variety of mining equipment: drills, dozers, excavators, graders, dredges and crushers.

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Foundry Sand Beneficial Use Webinars February 10 & 18

Posted By Mark Ellis, Friday, February 5, 2016
Updated: Friday, February 5, 2016

The American Foundry Society (AFS) is presenting a free webinar series covering U.S. EPA’s recent study on the beneficial use of foundry sand. The idea of beneficial use for metalcasters has gained continued traction across the country, and the release of U.S. EPA’s Risk Assessment of Spent Foundry Sands in Soil Related Applications provides significant opportunity for the metalcasting industry to promote and reform beneficial use rules.

 The first of two webinars in this series will summarize the risk assessment, discuss why it is important to you, and show how various foundry groups have been using the risk assessment to advance beneficial use in their states. 


Presenters are Greg Kramer, corporate environmental engineer, ME Global Inc.; Dan Oman, principal consultant, Haley & Aldrich; Bryant Esch, environmental coordinator, Waupaca Foundry; and Mike Lenahan, vice president of sales, Fairmount Santrol.

 

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NIOSH Announces New Leadership for Spokane Mining Research Division

Posted By Mark Ellis, Friday, February 5, 2016

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has appointed Dr. Eric A. Lutz as Director of its new Spokane Mining Research Division, part of the NIOSH Office of Mine Safety and Health Research (OMSHR).

“Dr. Lutz’s expertise in miner health and safety will be critical as this new NIOSH research division expands to address the special needs of the extractive industries in the western United States,” said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Lutz to NIOSH and am confident his leadership will help the Division move forward in its mission to ensure the health and safety of the dedicated workers within the mining industry."

In his new role, Dr. Lutz will provide oversight, guidance, and direction to research personnel and support NIOSH’s cutting-edge health and safety research focused on the mining community. He will help guide the translation of research results into practice to ultimately protect the health and improve the lives of miners and mining communities.

Prior to joining NIOSH, Dr. Lutz served as Assistant Professor in the Division of Community, Environment, and Policy at the Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona (UA) in Tucson while concurrently serving as the UA Director of Mining Health and Safety Programs. He also brings a wealth of health and safety expertise garnered in the private sector working for organizations such as Battelle Memorial Institute and BioGard Environmental Services.

A Certified Mine Safety Professional, Dr. Lutz also serves as the director and co-founder of the Health and Safety Technical Advisory Committee of the Institute for Mineral Resources and is chair of the Health and Safety Division in the Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration. He is also the co-founder and vice chair of the Mining Working Group of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Dr. Lutz received a Master of Science degree from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Public Health. He also holds a doctorate in Environmental Health Sciences, also from OSU College of Public Health. 

The Spokane Mining Research Division was created in April 2015, and is located at the NIOSH facility in Spokane, Washington. 

NIOSH is the federal agency that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Click here for more information about NIOSH.

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WEBINAR: Telematics - Past, Present, & Future Next Week

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Friday, February 5, 2016

Next Thursday, February 11th at 2:00pm EST IMA-NA will be hosting our first Operations & Engineering focused webinar of 2016. Throughout the year IMA-NA will be expanding our webinar series to include not only Safety & Health topics but also topics on transportation, energy, legal, environmental, sustainability, fitness, and technology. We are excited to welcome our Associate Member, Volvo, as our expert on telematics.  Senior Telematics Specialist, Hilton Wood will be presenting members with an outline of where telematics has been and where it is headed in the future. The webinar will demonstrate the ways in which you can maximize your usage of your fleet by leveraging current technologies to communicate information on the vehicles in your fleet.  Please join us next week for our first Operations & Engineering focused webinar.  

Title: Heavy Construction Equipment Telematics: Past, Present, and Future

Date and Time: February 11th, 2pm EST

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IMA-NA Webinar on Friday, Register today

Posted By Darrell Smith, Wednesday, January 27, 2016
WEBINAR: Straight, Strong Backs: Using Posture to Prevent the "Big Three Back" Injuries and Improve Spinal Health

Date: Friday, January 29, 2-3:30 PM ET

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The mining industry is plagued by back injuries. And the rates of injury, in conjunction with reports of recurrent pain amongst workers and employees, indicates that simply focusing on proper lifting techniques (which has been oversold as a true solution) does not attack the core cause of these pervasive injuries. In this webinar, MineFit's head coach, Monica Pampell, will discuss the "Big Three Back" injuries and how they can be eliminated by teaching miners to focus their attention on proper posture and back fitness. By utilizing just a few important techniques and intervention strategies, the "Big 3 Back" focus can serve as the bedrock for a broad reduction in rates of injury.

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New Year, New Webinars

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Wednesday, January 20, 2016

IMA-NA is kicking off our 2016 Webinar Program with two webinars focused on very different aspects of the mining industry.  On January 29th we welcome back Monica Pampell, President of PentaFit LLC and head coach for IMA-NA's new MineFit Program, to present Straight, Strong Backs: Using Posture to Prevent the "Big Three Back" Injuries and Improve Spinal Health.   Our second webinar will take place on February 11th and we will hear from Hilton Wood with Volvo Construction Equipment about the growing role of telematics in the world of heavy construction equipment.  Below are complete descriptions of both webinars along with links to register. 

 

Straight, Strong Backs: Using Posture to Prevent the "Big Three Back" Injuries and Improve Spinal Health

Fri, Jan 29, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

The mining industry is plagued by back injuries. And the rates of injury, in conjunction with reports of recurrent pain amongst workers and employees, indicates that simply focusing on proper lifting techniques (which has been oversold as a true solution) do not attack the core cause of these pervasive injuries. In this webinar, MineFit's head coach, Monica Pampell, will discuss the "Big Three Back" injuries and how they can be eliminated by teaching miners to focus their attention on proper posture and back fitness. By utilizing just a few important techniques and intervention strategies, the "Big 3 Back" focus can serve as the bedrock for a broad reduction in rates of injury.

Click here to register

 

Heavy Construction Equipment Telematics: Past, Present, and Future

Thu, Feb 11, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

Telematics, in a broad sense, is the integrated use of telecommunications with information and communications technology. It is the technology that sends, receives, and stores information relating to remote assets, such as vehicles, via telecommunication devices. In this live webinar presentation, Hilton Wood, Senior Telematics Specialist with Volvo Construction Equipment, will speak to the past, present, and future of Heavy Construction Equipment telematics.

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