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Aggregate Operator, Clinton Quarry “Don’t burn yourself on the ovens” was the extent of the safety training Seth Bigham received as a shift manager for a local pizza restaurant. Good advice, but that was it. No safety department. No further safety training. In 2005, he left the p... Continue reading this article
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Aggregates Area Manager Mike Martin has been very active in numerous “Legislative Days” in Missouri to promote proper funding for the state’s transportation infrastructure. During one such visit earlier this year, Martin along with members of the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Associa... Continue reading this article
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Whether we work in an office or on our nation’s roadways, we all deserve to Go Home Safe. National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is a national campaign to spread the message that we are all responsible for work zone safety. NWZAW, April 8-12, is a reminder to motorists who drive through w... Continue reading this article
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Demonstrating a strong commitment to employee safety and health, the environment, communities where they mine, and the industry, the Southern Illinois Stone Company (one of the Delta Companies Inc.) received numerous awards and recognition at the 2019 Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers&rsqu... Continue reading this article
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Case Study: Delta Companies Applies Kespry for Accurate, Efficient, and Safe Inventory Management and Mine Planning Delta Companies Inc., one of the Colas USA subsidiaries, is a site development and highway contractor, specializing in asphalt paving and road construction materials. Based in Cape Gi... Continue reading this article
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We had witnessed an increase in the number of incidents with one vehicle running into another or running over something on the ground in the latter months of the summer. Borrowing from our Colas Goal Zero Process, we assembled a cross-functional Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Team to investig... Continue reading this article
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On Wednesday, October 31 (which happened to be Halloween), Colas Inc. representative Jon Hager (Plants and Equipment) wasn’t sure if he would get a trick or a treat during his final inspection at the Southern Illinois Stone (SIS) Quarry Shop. He most definitely received a treat! And, so did ... Continue reading this article
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"Excellence in efficiency, accuracy and safety are three goals aggregate producers strive to achieve every day.These areas are all of high-priority at Delta Companies, a construction materials producer that operates sites in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. The use of a drone now helps the company a... Continue reading this article
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"Giving and receiving safety feedback is simple in principle, but challenging in process. It requires training, practice and reinforcement,"  says Justin Ganschow, CSP, CHMM in a recent article published in Professional Safety magazine.  Ganschow is a consultant for Caterpillar Safety Ser... Continue reading this article
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Fifty-five thousand Colas employees worldwide focused on a single safety topic the last week of June: addictions. Colas Safety Awareness Week 2018 brought to attention the many forms of addiction, including alcohol, drugs and medicines, and even cell phones/mobile devices. Did you know? Com... Continue reading this article
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