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Mining Safety Equipment – ErectaStep’s Crossover to Access a Mine Pit

ErectaStep provided a customized crossover solution for an Arizona mine company, ensuring safety and compliance with both OSHA and MSHA regulations. By spanning 27 feet with under support, the solution enabled safe access to the pit while accommodating the client's specific requirements, including incorporating a misting system to control dust.

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By Dan Matz
Feb 19, 2019
Estimated 2 minute read

An Arizona mine company needed a crossover solution so they could access the pit and do their jobs more efficiently. The customer was not only looking for a solution that would be safe, but something that would be both OSHA and MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) compliant. After ErectaStep was awarded the business, they conducted an on-site visit to understand what mining safety equipment the company would need.

After completing the site visit, it was apparent that they would need a bridge crossover system with 27’ of under support to meet their needs. 

Being that Erectastep Crossover Stairs typically went 21’ with under support, they were going to have to come up with a new and custom solution to meet the client’s needs of 27′.   

Upon returning from the site visit, ErectaStep’s sales and engineering team came together to come up with an action plan. After they checked the weight restrictions on the under support, it was discovered that ErectaStep could span 27’. Therefore, could provide an easy and safe solution that be the compliance regulations from both OSHA and MSHA.

The experience that the system resulted in was that the customer could confidently provide a safe solution for their employees that met strict regulatory requirements. 

They were also able to not only get a bridge/crossover that allowed safe traveling over the crusher, but were also able to put their misting system on the ErectaStep product so they could keep the dust down. Making it a win-win situation, leaving both parties happy.

Dan, our National Account Sales Manager since 2011, brings extensive expertise in mechanical and industrial engineering solutions, focusing on access and stair safety compliant with OSHA standards. He excels in strategic planning, customer engagement, and negotiation, ensuring clients receive tailored, effective access solutions for their needs.