Wednesday, January 31, 2018

PA Construction Aggregates Facilities Continue No Fatality Safety Record For 3rd Year

The PA Aggregates and Concrete Association Wednesday recognized the industry’s safety record which recorded no fatalities at construction aggregates facilities for the third year in a row.
The last fatalities in underground aggregates facilities in Pennsylvania were in August 2008 and November 2014 for surface aggregates facilities.  
The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) regulates safety at these facilities and tracks injuries and fatalities.  Their latest graph for the metal/nonmetal industry illustrates a downward trend in fatalities since 1977.
“PACA members continue to work together with their employees on effective training campaigns and ensuring both MSHA and DEP requirements are in place to protect their employees and bring them home to their families at the end of their shift,” said PACA President Peter Vlahos.  “As an organization, Safety is a PACA focus.”
PACA will hold its Annual Safety Conference in State College on February 22.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the PA Aggregates and Concrete Association website.

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