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MSHA Extends Comment Deadlines on Two Regulations

MSHA agreed to a longer comment period on two regulatory items this week. One proposed regulation would requires workplace examinations before work begins and operators to document any hazards found, and the other is MSHA’s request for information on exposure to diesel exhaust in underground operations. Stakeholders’ perspective on the proposed workplace exams rule is due by Sept….

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Posted 8/26/16 at 5:00 PM

Airport Runway Aggregates in Focus

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is looking to update their specifications for aggregates used in airport runways over the next year. NSSGA members were welcomed by FAA pavement engineers on Aug. 22 to discuss the physical and chemical characteristics of aggregates for runways along with size requirements and sampling and testing processes. Right now, operators…

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Posted 8/25/16 at 5:30 PM

NSSGA Comments on EPA Risk Assessment Process

NSSGA has submitted preliminary comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning a forthcoming process that the agency will use to conduct chemical risk assessments. This process will determine if and how EPA will attempt to further regulate common rock dust. EPA is required to revise its current process by June 2017 in accordance with…

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Posted 8/25/16 at 3:26 PM

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Posted 8/24/16 at 5:20 PM

Preorder the Aggregates Industry Compensation Survey

Preorder your copy of the 2016-2017 Aggregates Industry Compensation Survey, now available for NSSGA members! Find clear and easy-to-read tables about salaried and hourly positions in the aggregates industry. This comprehensive survey includes data from 66 salaried positions and base wage summaries of 14 hourly positions. The data in this survey is organized by many…

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Posted 8/24/16 at 11:59 AM

Aggregates Production Up in 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports that aggregates production is up 10 percent in the first two quarters of 2016 compared to the first half of 2015. An estimated 1.09 billion metric tons of construction aggregates have been produced this year, according to Crushed Stone and Sand and Gravel in the Second Quarter 2016. An estimated 377 million…

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Posted 8/19/16 at 12:06 PM

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