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BOOSTED SAFETY TO AVOID FATALITIES HIGHLIGHTED AT SAFETY MEETING

A presentation by Zach Knoop of Caterpillar Safety Services at the Sept. 10 NSSGA Safety and Health committee meeting in Washington focused on innovative ways to find and eradicate workplace hazards  Knoop discussed methods for identifying and resolving hazards with a concentration on workplace exams mandated by U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s standards.  Key…

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Posted 9/16/14 at 8:14 PM

NSSGA AND NAPA CALL FOR “PAVING THE WAY TO THE FUTURE”

NSSGA and NAPA, along with the support of NRMCA and AEM, joined forces this week at a Materials Group Fly-In on Capitol Hill. “Paving the Way to the Future” was a coordinated effort Sept. 9-10 to put pressure on members of Congress to pass a multiyear transportation bill with a long-term funding mechanism. More than…

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Posted 9/10/14 at 5:53 PM

HOUSE DEMANDS EPA STOP WATERS RULE

H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, passed Sept. 9 by a vote of 262 yeas to 152 nays, with more than 30 Democrats supporting the bill. The bill would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule expanding jurisdiction over Waters of…

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Posted 9/10/14 at 5:52 PM

PH.D. IN EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING OFFERED THIS FALL AT MISSOURI S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., is offering the nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering beginning this fall. The new doctorate will help the university fill critical shortfalls in government and industry. In the mining industry alone, more than 5,000 engineers will retire in the next decade. “This will give our graduates a…

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Posted 9/10/14 at 5:49 PM

LAFARGE PRESQUE ISLE QUARRY RUN RAISES $35,000 FOR THE ALPENA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

Lafarge North America’s Presque Isle Quarry celebrated its 60th anniversary by hosting its first annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk Aug. 28 to benefit the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center. After the event, Lafarge held a post-race open house celebration for the community at the Lafarge site. Lafarge representatives presented a check for the…

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Posted 9/10/14 at 5:41 PM

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