Aggregate Policy Seminar
The Illinois Department of Transportation informational meeting led by
Sheila Beshears and Sean Stutler, Central Bureau of Materials, addresses a broad
range of recent aggregate issues including how Illinois’ aggregate policy has
changed and a look into the future. This free seminar will benefit aggregate
technicians, inspectors and QC managers and will include a question and answer
reports and Rock Solid Safety awards
Frequency Screening and Dry Fines Separation; Turning Waste into Profit -
high frequency screen is the best kept secret in the industry. In this
presentation, Chris Maynard and Kelan Moylan of TCI Manufacturing and Equipment
Sales will discuss the key factors that make a high frequency screen work, where
and how to apply the high frequency screen, how to turn waste products into
sellable products and show successful applications of the high frequency screen.
Safety and Drones – Today & Tomorrow -
marketplace is changing every 6-12 months as technology rapidly evolves.
Construction aggregate operations of every size and scope across the globe are
investing in and implementing them at-scale. Most common ROIs stem from (1)
inventory/financial management (2) mine engineering and (3) jobsite safety. In
this seminar, Brian Isbell of Kespry will analyze how automated drones enhance
safety measures today and where our industry will further benefit in the near
Yourself from Liability – Before, During & After the Blast -
is legally considered a Strict Liability operation. Jeff Taylor of Sauls
Seismic, along with attorney Kelly Ratliff of Montgomery, Rennie & Johnson, will
provide recommendations for best management practices to establish daily
protocols that improve risk management and liability protection in blasting
operations. This presentation also provides a pro-active scheme for blasters,
mine/site operators and owners to follow to prevent regulatory issues and
frivolous blast damage law suits. New ideas and technologies are discussed that
are available to improve blast optimization for blasting operations.
Habitat Council -
Wildlife Habitat Council’s Daniel Goldfarb will outline how WHC works with
aggregate mining companies and highlight success stories from current
participants. He will help you understand how the program works and steps to
take towards certification. You will also learn about opportunities
certification presents and the cost/benefit of participating in WHC programs.
Ed Elliot’s Safety Leadership presentation will outline steps managers can take
to change the culture of their organization to assign a greater value to safety
and health. Targeting front line, middle management, and upper management
safety and health leadership techniques, Ed Elliot will describe simple
accountability techniques that will help you develop skills for the
circumstances you face in your organization and provide techniques for leaders
to move the culture in the right direction. Whether it is simply supporting an
existing excellent safety culture or forcing an organization to accept safety as
a value, together, we will identify successful steps a leader can use to achieve
their objectives. Ed Elliot welcomes you to bring to the seminar real-life
examples of situations to discuss and he will provide recommendations for
dealing with difficulties you have encountered.
Environmental Regulations During the Trump Administration -
election of a Republican President and Congress who have made regulatory reform
a key issue, there is a golden opportunity to make common sense changes to
environmental requirements to help the aggregates industry. Emily Coyner of
NSSGA will discuss some of the potential reforms and roadblocks to expect in the
next 4 years, including WOTUS and other permit & compliance issues.
Near Buried Pipelines -
thousands of miles of pipelines throughout the United States. These pipelines
are made of various materials, have different diameters, carry products at
different internal pressures and are of various ages. Blasters are often
confronted with the need to remove rock near these critical utilities. Often
times, unrealistic or unchecked vibration limits are put forth to protect the
utility. Vibra-Tech’s Michael Spors will discuss some of the key engineering
characteristics of pipelines that affect the allowable vibration limit.
Innovative Safety &
health Leadership, Community Relations; Certificate of Achievement in
Environmental Excellence, Mining New Members, and Industry Leadership.
and Safety -
Tire Services’ Steve Helfers will teach you about various components of tire
safety including the importance of proper air pressure, tire pressure system
options, operating conditions that effect tire wear, proper pre/post shift tire
and wheel inspections, and proper tire inflation procedures.
Site Processes with Technology -
Dirk Krueger of Command Alkon will show you how to increase productivity with
automated check-in and ticketing processes. He will also discuss the use of
Radio Frequency ID, kiosks, cameras and printer enclosures to automate the
processes at your sites.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency -
IEPA Director, Alec Messina, will discuss environmental topics important to the