Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc.’s Temple Quarry received industry accolades this week for going five (5) years without a single MSHA citation. While every organization under the watchful eye of MSHA strives to conclude an inspection with the same result, MSHA’s detailed and systematic approach can often result in very minor citations that simply must be addressed. For example, aggregate quarries are required to file mountains of paperwork each year to be in compliance with many MSHA requirements. Think about all of the paper you have to fill out in your daily life or at work and you can understand how easy it would be to accidentally miss a step. Ever had a headlight go out on your vehicle and not notice it during daylight hours? That’s another example of a MSHA citation that is difficult to catch before an inspection.
To put this achievement into greater perspective, consider that Temple Quarry receives 2 MSHA inspections a year, with each one lasting anywhere from 2 to 3 days – that’s 144 hours of intense, in-depth review a year. All in, MSHA inspectors have been on site at Temple for over 700 hours in the last five years and haven’t found one single citation. That’s pretty impressive.
Since taking shape in 1978, under the Mine Act of 1977, MSHA has continued to work to reduce injuries, illnesses and fatalities through enforcement as well as active outreach, education & training, and technical support in the mining industry. Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. values the working relationship we have with MSHA and the shared resources available to help us ensure our employees make it home to their families safely, every single day. Temple Quarry’s five year record, with zero citations, illustrates an extreme dedication to safety by all employees, those who work at Temple daily and those who are in support roles off-site. Way to go Mulzer & Temple Teams!