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Navigating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s New Beryllium Rule

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
Cost: FREE

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Abrasives Inc.

Abrasives Incorporated, with offices in North Dakota and Minnesota and distribution throughout the US and Canada, manufactures Black Magic Coal Slag and has for over 16 years. Made from lignite coal, which is only produced in a few places in the world, Black Magic is more aggressive and consistently sized for industrial steel prep application. The products are safer for the environment and worker health, which is why world-leading steel prep companies are increasingly turning to Abrasives Inc.

Harsco Metals and Minerals

Harsco Corporation is a diversified industrial services company serving global industries that are fundamental to worldwide economic growth. The company operates in three segments: Harsco Metals & Minerals, Harsco Industrial and Harsco Rail. The Harsco Metals & Minerals Segment is a provider of onsite services for material logistics and resource recovery from iron, steel and metals manufacturing. Harsco Minerals is an industry pioneer in the processing of mineral products for environmentally beneficial uses and is known throughout the industry for its high-quality, high-performance BLACK BEAUTY® abrasives, roofing granules and aggregates products. For more information, please visit

U.S. Minerals

U.S. Minerals is a producer and supplier of Black Diamond Abrasive Products. With uniform weight and gradation for fast-cutting strength, Black Diamond can get any job done. They supply coal slag, iron silicate, and a full selection of specialty abrasives products, in a comprehensive variety of granule sizes to achieve your target profile. Their nationwide network of plants and distributors means they can get you your product where you need it, when you need it. And their commitment to outstanding customer service is their promise to get your job done right. For more information, please visit

The topic of Beryllium in abrasives is one that raises questions across the coatings industry, and OSHA's ruling in 2015 regarding the metal only raised more. This webinar is a panel discussion that tackles how OSHA's ruling affects the regulation of abrasives in the industry. Originally presented on November 9, 2017 at Technology Publishing Company's Contractor Connect event, this panel discussion was moderated by Alison B. Kaelin, principal, ABKaelin LLC, with panelists Russell Raad, president, Abrasives, Inc; Dominic DeAngelo, director, sales & marketing, Harsco; and Mike Johnston, president & CEO, U.S. Minerals.


Alison Kaelin, ABKaelin LLC

Alison Kaelin a certified quality auditor and a NACE-certified coating inspector with more than 30 years in the industry. She was a co-recipient of the 2016 Coatings Education Award, a co-recipient of the inaugural SSPC 2014 Women in Coatings Award, a 2012 JPCL Top Thinker, a 2012 JPCL Editor’s Award Winner and an SSPC Technical Achievement Award winner in 2005. Kaelin is also a JPCL contributing editor.

Russell Raad, President
Abrasives, Inc.

Russell Raad is president of Abrasives Incorporated, with offices in North Dakota and Minnesota, and home to Black Magic® Coal Slag. Russell started at Abrasives Inc. in 2006 as the GM, and became president in 2010 when he arranged the Employee Stock Ownership Plan to create an employee-owned business.

Dominic DeAngelo, Director, Sales & Marketing
Harsco Metals and Minerals

Dominic DeAngelo is the director of sales & marketing at Reed Minerals, a division of Harsco Corporation. He is responsible for sales and marketing of the Original BLACK BEAUTY® product line which supports the abrasives and roofing markets along with the development and implementation of global growth strategies for the division.

Mike Johnston, President and CEO
U.S. Minerals

Mike Johnston joined U.S. Minerals as president and CEO in 2015. Since joining the company, Mike has led improvements in the staff and physical assets that have grown the business. Mike has a BS in chemistry from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of GE’s Manufacturing Management Program, executive development courses and Philips Electronics Global Leadership Program.

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