The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

We Need Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals

Recent workplace injury statistics suggest that it’s safer to work in a quarry than a retail store. Operators have achieved lower injury rates for 15 straight years to set a record low of 2 per 200,000 hours worked. Yet, despite the trend, regulators continue to pile on burdensome and overreaching rules that do not work… Read more

Posted 7/21/17 at 2:00 PM

Get Tips on How to Handle MSHA Withdrawal Orders

Withdrawal orders can cause a costly cessation of work at the mine site. With the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) flexing this regulatory muscle more frequently, now is the time for aggregates operators to gain a better understanding of how withdrawal orders work. Tune in to MSHA Withdrawal Orders – Working Through Abatement and Contest Issues on July… Read more

Posted 7/18/17 at 9:30 AM

Get a NIOSH Award for Tech Innovation

Do you have an innovative process that helps workers stay healthy or improves safe operations? The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) wants to hear about it. Producers can apply for a NIOSH Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award by July 31. A simple description of the technology or process is all that’s… Read more

Posted 7/13/17 at 9:46 AM

We Need You!

The early bird registration deadline for NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting has been extended to Monday, July 10. Space is also going fast for private NSSGA hosted tours of D.C.’s most iconic landmarks, so members should register as soon as possible to reserve space. The aggregates industry needs YOU to make an impact… Read more

Posted 7/10/17 at 9:00 AM

Become a Judge for NSSGA’s Annual Awards Program

Would you like to help honor your peers in the aggregates industry? Become a judge for NSSGA’s annual Awards of Excellence program and evaluate the exceptional work of operations and individuals for industry recognition. NSSGA’s annual Awards of Excellence recognize companies, quarries and professionals that show extraordinary dedication and commitment to the industry while continually… Read more

Posted 7/6/17 at 10:00 AM

NSSGA Takes on Regulations in Meeting with Acosta

Buoyed by President Donald Trump’s agenda to reform massive regulatory overreach by the federal government, NSSGA staff recently met with Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to address burdensome regulations facing aggregates operations. Specifically, the group detailed the harmful effects of the upcoming MSHA workplace exam rule. The regulation, set to go into effect on Oct. 2,… Read more

Posted 7/5/17 at 4:01 PM

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What is NSSGA?

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. We advance public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates that build America’s infrastructure and economy.

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