Crushing in the Age of COVID-19

Oct 6, 2020

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Which Screening Setup Can Optimize Your Crushing Operation?

Portable plants and other crushing equipment can come in many shapes and sizes depending on the needs of a producer. Just as integral to a crushing operation as an impactor or jaw crusher are the screens being utilized to sort product. With so many options and...

Eagle Crusher Company Updates – April 2021

Eagle Crusher Names New Del. and MD. Crushing and Screening Plant Distributor Eagle Crusher Co., Inc. is proud to announce GT Mid Atlantic as the new Eagle Crusher distributor for the states of Delaware and Maryland. The company will represent Eagle Crusher’s full...

Following Lockout-Tagout Procedure to Protect Crushing Personnel

In order to protect team members who are performing maintenance on crushing equipment like portable plants, energy must be completely removed and disconnected from relevant components to make maintenance safe through a process known as an isolation procedure or more...

Optimize Your Crushing with Eagle Crusher’s Configurable Designs

Working in the crushing industry can lead to some unique challenges on the job site. How to best lay out equipment to optimize production? What type of crushers are needed to reduce the material efficiently? Will one crusher be enough for the job? Eagle Crusher is...

Properly Feeding Material for Crushing

On a crushing site, there are many moving pieces and parts that work together to ensure that production is optimized and remains issue-free, like the loaders, the crushers, screening plants, conveyors, etc. Loaders transporting material to the crusher have the...

Reselling Portable Plants & Buying Preowned Crushing Equipment

Portable crushing plants like those that Eagle Crusher manufactures are engineered to be high quality and heavy-duty products in order to withstand the extreme amounts of wear and tear associated with crushing and screening materials like aggregate, concrete, and...

Eagle Crusher Company Updates – March 2021

Eagle Crusher Exhibits at C&D World 2021 The Eagle Crusher sales team exhibited our comprehensive line of crushing equipment and services at the C&D World 2021 Conference & Exhibition, hosted at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on March 21...

Wearing PPE and Crushing Safely

Heavy material like aggregate and concrete blocks can move around a crushing site quickly, from the loader, into an impactor, and out across conveyor belts. All of this moving material, paired with the site’s heavy machinery, can present job hazards. Crushing teams...

Powerful Portable Crushing Plants for C&D Recycling

Recycling materials like concrete and asphalt collected from construction and demolition waste through the use of crushing equipment like portable plants is an industry that has seen tremendous success for its positive environmental impact and cost-saving results....

Sorting Rebar and Metal Contaminants When Crushing Concrete

In the crushing industry, C&D recycling has grown in popularity in recent years for its significant waste-saving results; millions of tons of concrete and asphalt are able to be diverted from landfills every year which results in big savings for companies and...

As new cases of COVID-19 continue to present themselves across the United States, many rock crushing and other essential material processing businesses remain in operation, potentially exposing crew members to the virus if certain safety criteria are not met.

With many health experts expecting a large surge of infection rates during the upcoming fall and winter seasons, it is more important than ever to take steps to protect the health of you and your coworkers on the crushing site by adhering to professional prevention recommendations, like those presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Crushing in the Age of COVID-19

Despite crusher operators and crew members working in relatively solitary positions, there are often moments when personnel can find themselves in close proximity. As the virus is believed to spread through respiratory droplets between people in close contact, it is recommended that team members maintain a distance of more than 6 feet from each other when possible.

In some instances, it can be challenging to maintain 6 feet of distance between coworkers on the crushing job site which is why the CDC recommends that personnel cover their face with a cloth covering which has been shown to significantly prevent transmission of the virus, especially by those who may be asymptomatic.

For many crushing operations, like aggregate, concrete, and asphalt processing, team members are expected to wear personal protection equipment which may include gloves; however, when the gloves are off, it is recommended that personnel clean their hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer to avoid spreading contaminated droplets.

Likewise, crew members should avoid touching their face whenever possible and limit tool sharing between coworkers. It is recommended that any tools and surfaces that are frequently used should be regularly cleaned and sanitized to reduce the possibility of contamination.

Perhaps most importantly, crushing site personnel should monitor their health daily and remain vigilant for symptoms of COVID-19 which may include a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and others. If these symptoms develop, it is vital that crew members notify their employer and adhere to subsequent recommendations, like remaining home from work.

Above all, the pandemic and its effects continue to become more understood day by day. It is encouraged that any essential onsite workers, like those operating crushing equipment, observe their employer’s safety protocol and follow prevention recommendations by professional organizations like the CDC.

For the most up-to-date information from the CDC and OSHA regarding safely operating during COVID-19, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html. You can also visit you state or county health department’s websites for specific information or requirements that may apply in your location.

This article does not serve as an official safety recommendation by Eagle Crusher and should not be viewed as such. Relevant personnel should consult with their employer’s own prevention protocol and comply with any mandated safety guidelines. For more information on COVID-19 prevention and updates, visit cdc.gov.

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Previous Posts

Which Screening Setup Can Optimize Your Crushing Operation?

Portable plants and other crushing equipment can come in many shapes and sizes depending on the needs of a producer. Just as integral to a crushing operation as an impactor or jaw crusher are the screens being utilized to sort product. With so many options and...

Eagle Crusher Company Updates – April 2021

Eagle Crusher Names New Del. and MD. Crushing and Screening Plant Distributor Eagle Crusher Co., Inc. is proud to announce GT Mid Atlantic as the new Eagle Crusher distributor for the states of Delaware and Maryland. The company will represent Eagle Crusher’s full...

Following Lockout-Tagout Procedure to Protect Crushing Personnel

In order to protect team members who are performing maintenance on crushing equipment like portable plants, energy must be completely removed and disconnected from relevant components to make maintenance safe through a process known as an isolation procedure or more...

Optimize Your Crushing with Eagle Crusher’s Configurable Designs

Working in the crushing industry can lead to some unique challenges on the job site. How to best lay out equipment to optimize production? What type of crushers are needed to reduce the material efficiently? Will one crusher be enough for the job? Eagle Crusher is...

Properly Feeding Material for Crushing

On a crushing site, there are many moving pieces and parts that work together to ensure that production is optimized and remains issue-free, like the loaders, the crushers, screening plants, conveyors, etc. Loaders transporting material to the crusher have the...

Reselling Portable Plants & Buying Preowned Crushing Equipment

Portable crushing plants like those that Eagle Crusher manufactures are engineered to be high quality and heavy-duty products in order to withstand the extreme amounts of wear and tear associated with crushing and screening materials like aggregate, concrete, and...

Eagle Crusher Company Updates – March 2021

Eagle Crusher Exhibits at C&D World 2021 The Eagle Crusher sales team exhibited our comprehensive line of crushing equipment and services at the C&D World 2021 Conference & Exhibition, hosted at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on March 21...

Wearing PPE and Crushing Safely

Heavy material like aggregate and concrete blocks can move around a crushing site quickly, from the loader, into an impactor, and out across conveyor belts. All of this moving material, paired with the site’s heavy machinery, can present job hazards. Crushing teams...

Powerful Portable Crushing Plants for C&D Recycling

Recycling materials like concrete and asphalt collected from construction and demolition waste through the use of crushing equipment like portable plants is an industry that has seen tremendous success for its positive environmental impact and cost-saving results....

Sorting Rebar and Metal Contaminants When Crushing Concrete

In the crushing industry, C&D recycling has grown in popularity in recent years for its significant waste-saving results; millions of tons of concrete and asphalt are able to be diverted from landfills every year which results in big savings for companies and...

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