Wednesday, September 23
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
The whole session will be outdoors. To ensure your safety, masks will be required when social distancing cannot be maintained, and attendance will be limited.
REGISTER TO ATTEND
The electricity cost savings, sustainability advantages, and associated marketing benefits of solar power are motivating aggregate operators to take a closer look. What do you need to know and where do you start?
The IAAP’s Sustainability Committee invites you to participate in an educational field trip to Thelen Sand & Gravel (Antioch) to learn more about solar integration and how it has worked for the mining company. The session will give attendees an opportunity to tour the ground-mounted array and hear from company stakeholders about the key project motivations and results. Attendees will also learn more about the pertinent technical, financial and operational aspects of the investment from SunPeak, the company who developed and constructed the Thelen solar system.
This session will cover many commonly asked questions about solar, including:
The session will begin at 10:00 AM onsite at the Antioch mine (28955 W. IL Route 173, Antioch, IL) and lunch will be provided. Register to attend by following this link: https://forms.gle/QLYhomdJPyA8kgdu8
Thelen Sand & Gravel received the IAAP’s first Sustainability Award earlier this year because of the demonstrated success of this project and other sustainable business efforts. SunPeak is one of the IAAP’s newest associate members.
Learn more about solar energy benefiting mining companies here: https://www.iaap-aggregates.org/solar-energy.html.
Learn how the mining industry enhances sustainability here: https://www.iaap-aggregates.org/sustainability1.html.
MSHA/OSHA Compliance/Workplace Safety & Health Considerations During COVID-19
COVID-19 exposure prevention, preparedness , and response plan template
Safe and Sound week
Safety slogan contest
Order safety slogan T-shirts
Read it HERE
On Tuesday of this week, Governor Pritzker released the IDOT Multi-Year Plan for state road work in Illinois over the next six years. The plan calls for $3.15 billion to be invested this year. When making the announcement, IDOT Acting Secretary Omer Osman indicated that some of the projects may have to be delayed if revenues continue to lag expectations due to COVID, and that the department will be tracking that closely.
John Lowder prepared this initial analysis of the Multi-Year Plan.
Lake Land College is authorized by IDOT to provide the 5-day aggregate technician course. Earlier this year, all classes were postponed when the Governor issued the first stay at home order. However, Lake Land has developed virtual classes for many of their training courses. For this course, the lecture portion will be held online and students can complete it on their own as long as they meet the due dates. The labs are mandatory and will be completed via live Zoom meetings at scheduled times.
If you or others at your company need to obtain the 5-day aggregate technician certification, contact Kathy Willenborg at Lake Land by calling 217-962-0591 or email email@example.com. Provide the employee's name and contact info to be placed on the waiting list.
Lake Land wants to reach a minimum of 15 students before holding the class. The start date has yet to be determined but the earliest it could be held would be mid to late August.
Learn more about the course on their web page:
Scroll down and click on the Course Descriptions and Fees and then go to “CET 021 Aggregate Technician” to see the description for the class. The fee for this virtual course is the same.
IAAP Safety Alert: MSHA/OSHA Compliance/Workplace Safety webinar; Fall accidents; Ladder safety; Mine fatality; Safety slogan contestand T-shirts
Read the alert HERE.