Monthly Archives: November 2013

  • NSSGA-SPONSORED NIOSH SEMINAR TO ADDRESS UNDERGROUND SAFETY

    Presentations on bench-blasting, back control and pillar stability and improvements in bore-scoping and pillar design will be made at the annual Safety Seminar for Underground Stone Mines presented by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

    Posted 11/27/13 at 9:47 PM

  • CALPORTLAND RILLITO PLANT EARNS EPA’S ENERGY STAR® CERTIFICATION

    The CalPortland Rillito Cement Plant, Rillito, Ariz., has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® certification…

    Posted 11/27/13 at 9:46 PM

  • THE KEYSTONE STATE ADOPTS MULT-BILLION DOLLAR TRANSPORTATION PLAN

    Republican Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Nov. 25 a comprehensive transportation funding bill that will pour an estimated $2.4 billion annually into his state’s roads and bridges within five years, an increase of approximately 40% from the $5.3 billion currently spent statewide.  The additional funds will come from eliminating the state retail gas…

    Posted 11/27/13 at 9:21 PM

  • SMOOTH SAILING AS WATERWAYS CONFERENCE CONVENES

    The House-Senate conference committee on water infrastructure legislation officially began Nov. 20 with leaders on both sides of the aisle and Capitol building predicting successful passage in short order.

    Posted 11/27/13 at 9:12 PM

  • Leaked Rule Summary- 11 2013- Hunton & Williams

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    Posted 11/22/13 at 10:04 PM

  • KAREN THOMPSON NAMED PRESIDENT OF W.S. TYLER

    W.S. Tyler, St. Catharines, Ontario, a screening equipment and solutions provider, appointed Karen Thompson as its new president.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 9:52 PM

  • NSSGA ACTIVE ON SILICA RULEMAKING RESPONSE

    NSSGA has filed a second formal request with the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration for an extension of the agency’s crystalline silica rulemaking public comment period.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 9:34 PM

  • NSSGA NOISE & DUST WORKSHOP DELIVERS

    Practical guidance on how to accurately measure for workers’ exposures to noise and dust at stone, sand and gravel facilities was delivered at NSSGA’s latest Noise & Dust workshop…

    Posted 11/21/13 at 9:31 PM

  • NSSGA ACTIVE ON SILICA RULEMAKING RESPONSE

    NSSGA has filed a second formal request with the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration for an extension of the agency’s crystalline silica rulemaking public comment period.

    Posted 11/21/13 at 9:25 PM

  • NSSGA PARTICIPATES IN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE

    NSSGA was recently invited to participate in a Congressional roundtable discussion on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed crystalline silica rule. NSSGA used the opportunity to voice its concerns about the agency’s unrealistic schedule for public comments and its proposal to reduce the permissible exposure limit by half

    Posted 11/21/13 at 9:11 PM