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Aggregate training for the safety impaired.
Spokane, WA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-117, 2003 Jan; :poster
Aggregate Training for the Safety Impaired covers basic safety at a surface aggregate operation. This poster includes the following tips: 1. Always wear your personal protective equipment. 2. Be careful around conveyor belts. Tuck in loose clothing and remove loose jewelry. 3. Never ride on a moving conveyor belt! Always make sure they are shut off, locked out and tagged out!. 4. Be aware of vehicles in your area. When approaching a vehicle, make user the operator can see you. Make eye contact and watch for confirmation! 5. High-pressure tires can explode. Never tamper with a tire unless you are properly trained. 6. Never operate a vehicle you aren't trained to run. Ask your supervisor for task training on each specific piece of equipment. 7. electricity can kill you! Be aware of cables, generators, and poser sources. they could be overhead or underground. 8. Always use fall protection when working above the ground. Ask your supervisor about proper use and training. 9. Don't walk or drive over surge piles! 10. Work safe. don't risk injury to yourself or others with horseplay. 11. Stay clear of highwalls and other stockpiled material. The can fall or shift suddenly. 12. Keep your body hydrated and your energy levels up. Mining is hard work. Your body need food and water to operate efficiently. 13. Be prepared for adverse working conditions. Heat or cold, bugs , snakes, and wind all require different means of protection. ask your supervisor about various conditions in and around the mine. and 14. stay away from mine ponds and irrigation channels., The contain hidden hazards that change daily.
Training; Surface-mining; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Miners; Mine-workers; Mining-industry
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-117
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division