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New MSHA silica rule going into effect in June

In Mine & Quarry, Sustainable Dust Control, Underground Mine Dust Control by Steve Vitale

After internal reviews and feedback from multiple public hearings, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has finally settled the details of its latest program for improving miners’ health and safety. The new MSHA silica rule, which updates permissible dust levels and outlines expectations for containing and lowering them, will go into effect on June 17, 2024. With its implementation …

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What is the most effective dust control?

In Dust Control, Guided Self Apply Dust Control, Haul Road Dust Control®, Sustainable Dust Control, Underground Mine Dust Control by Steve Vitale

We know suppressing fugitive dust particles is a major concern across a multitude of industries. Whether it’s preventing dust interference in steel manufacturing, stabilizing mine tailings, keeping gravel runways safe for landings, or protecting a vineyard harvest, customers and prospects alike often ask “What is the most effective dust control?” The first step in answering this question starts with looking …

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Case studies show Soil Sement can redefine your tailings management

In Mine Tailings Management by Steve Vitale

When Midwest began more than 45 years ago, mines were our first customers. We know their challenges and how to solve them. But active tailings add another layer since they’re constantly experiencing an influx of new materials. As the work continues and the waste grows, the hazards do too, leaving mines searching for effective tailings management.  Chlorides: fighting fire with fire …

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Unlocking Sustainable Dust Control

In Dust Control, Guided Self Apply Dust Control, Sustainable Dust Control by Steve Vitale

In a world where sustainability and cost-efficiency go hand in hand, every decision we make can shape a brighter future. One such decision is rethinking how we manage dust control – an essential aspect of various industries that rely on resource-intensive methods. At Midwest, we’re revolutionizing the industry with sustainable dust control solutions designed to save you money but also …

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A Mining Dust Control Breakthrough: Transforming an Underground Mine with MineKleen Plus

In Mine & Quarry, Underground Mine Dust Control by Steve Vitale

Midwest was recently invited to a large underground mine in Canada to showcase the efficacy of the MineKleen Plus system in controlling dust levels. The project’s primary objective was to address dust issues in areas currently treated with various products, including leading competitors using base oils, asphalt emulsions, and MgCl. What transpired during our visit was nothing short of exceptional …