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IMAA News

IMAA Safety Training Moves Online!



Starting in 2021, IMAA will be offering MSHA Part 46 8-hour Annual Refresher Training as a live, online interactive class. The classes will be conducted by MSHA certified instructor, Ron Bucci, and hosted through Zoom. Find a class that fits your schedule: Training Calendar Benefits of Virtual Annual Refresher Training: Keep travel to a minimum! […]

Industry News

COVID-19 Resources for the Aggregates Industry



Recently, NSSGA held a conference call to discuss the COVID-19 crisis and effects on aggregates businesses. Below are a list of resources that resulted from the call, as well as some additional resources for the Indiana aggregates industry: Best Practices Best Management Practices for Aggregates Regarding COVID-19 COVID-19 Measures – CRH COVID-19 Operations Collected Industry […]

IMAA News

IMAA Updates Safety Training Fee Schedule for 2020



IMAA offers MSHA certified safety training to both members and non-members throughout the year.  Safety trainings are either scheduled for Open Enrollment on predetermined dates at the IMAA office for both annual refresher classes or new miner classes, or scheduled on an as-need basis through a custom class at the requesting company’s site. Open Enrollment […]

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2020 Operations Seminar Focuses on MSHA Inspections



On Monday, January 27th the Plant Operators Committee presented their annual Operations Seminar.  During 2019 the committee, lead by IMI’s Craig Gibson, looked at several different topics to feature at the one-day, dedicated seminar specifically designed for the day-to-day operators of a plant or quarry. Committee members recognized the need for consistent and effective communication […]

Industry News

Fatal U.S. Mining Accidents Dropped in 2019



Respirable Quartz and Dust Fell to All-Time Low ARLINGTON, VA – There were 24 mining fatalities in the U.S. in 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports. This is the fewest annual fatalities ever recorded, and only the fifth year in MSHA’s 43-year history that mining fatalities were below 30. MSHA […]

IMAA Awards

IMAA Honors Producer Members for Outstanding Safety Records



The Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association is very pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Safety Awards. One hundred twelve awards were presented to representatives from plants that had no reportable injuries to plant personnel for the previous year, which was based on the 2018 MSHA data.  With safety being a top priority at every […]

IMAA News

IMAA Presents Awards during 2020 Winter Workshops



On January 28, 2020, IMAA presented numerous members and locations with awards for 2019.  Awards include: 2019 INDOT District CAPP Awards 2019 Excellence in Mining Awards 2019 Safety Achievement Awards ESC Shining Star Award Community Connection Award President’s Award Keystone Award Miner of the Year Award Hall of Fame Award.

Industry News

MSHA Begins Workplace Exam Training before Enforcement



MSHA announced the dates, times, and locations of stakeholder meetings regarding the 2017 Workplace Exam (WPE) rule, which was reinstated on Sept. 30, 2019. These stakeholder meetings are part of the 90-day implementation period that MSHA promised operations before beginning enforcement in late December. MSHA will provide training and compliance assistance to participants and member […]

IMAA News

IMAA Hiring Program Services Coordinator



IMAA seeking applicants for Program Services Coordinator. Notice to the IMAA Membership: IMAA is currently accepting applications for the Program Services Coordinator position. Current Program Services Coordinator, Ron Bucci, will be retiring from this position at the end of the year. However, Ron will still be actively involved in IMAA’s Safety Training Program. Please see […]

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IMAA Hosts a Conversation with MSHA’s David Zatezalo



On July 9th, IMAA hosted representatives from MSHA including Assistant Secretary David Zatezalo, Senior Advisor Ed Elliot, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operations Pat Silvey, District Manager Ron Burns, and Mooresville Field Office Manager Donnie Lewis. The morning consisted of a breakfast meet and greet with IMAA members and the MSHA representatives, as well as a […]