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  • How Much Does Each State Rock?

    Stone, sand and gravel are items every American uses in their daily life, whether they know it or not. A new map shows how much aggregate is produced in each state. It also shows the number of mines and people it takes to produce these essential building materials, compiled by the National Stone, Sand &…

    Posted 1/21/16 at 7:29 AM

  • President Vetoes Congress’ Disapproval of WOTUS

    President Obama disagrees with Congress when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which would dramatically expand EPA jurisdiction under the guise of protecting waters. Today, the President vetoed a bipartisan congressional resolution, S.J.Res 22, that formally denounced the WOTUS rule. “The move did not come…

    Posted 1/20/16 at 5:26 PM

  • Register for Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo

    The schedule of NSSGA’s Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo are available online, and show that this year’s event has more to offer than ever before. There will be nearly 60 education sessions at the AGG1 Academy, and their practical knowledge and proven techniques will enable you to manage your operation more effectively, efficiently…

    Posted 1/20/16 at 12:10 PM

  • Learn the Critical Parts of MSHA’s Workplace Exams Rule

    Aggregates operators will learn about key aspects of MSHA’s workplace examinations rule (56/57.18002) in January’s AGG1 Online webinar, Managing MSHA’s Emphasis on Workplace Examinations, presented by Arthur Wolfson of Jackson-Kelly. MSHA inspectors are focused on operator conduct of workplace exams after recently delivered new guidance on how to demonstrate compliance with the workplace exams standard….

    Posted 1/19/16 at 4:06 PM

  • Situational Awareness and Security in Focus at NSSGA’s Annual Convention and AGG1

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 12, 2016—Jason R. Hanson will lead the second General Session of NSSGA’s Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo with a presentation on using intelligence-based strategies to proactively address threats to safety and security in any workplace. Hanson, a security expert and former Central Intelligence Agency officer, will show attendees how to…

    Posted 1/14/16 at 4:00 PM

  • REGULATORY TOPICS BOX SCORE

    PMD NEWSLINE REGULATORY TOPICS BOX SCORE NSSGA’s Pulverized Mineral Division (PMD) provides this regulatory update on key air and water issues for members.   Download the PDF file .

    Posted 1/14/16 at 1:35 PM

  • Apply for NIOSH Tech Innovation Award by Jan. 18

    Aggregates operations that have used technology to boost workplace safety and health are encouraged to apply for the annual Technology Innovation Award from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Health. Virginia-based Luck Stone recently received the award for its Remote Loader Operator, where…

    Posted 1/14/16 at 9:00 AM

  • Bipartisan House Vote Disapproves Waters Rule; President Expected to Veto

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives formally denounced the EPA’s Waters of the United States rule, which would dramatically expand EPA jurisdiction under the guise of protecting waters. The House passed S.J.Res 22, a resolution of disapproval on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule by 253 to 166. Both the House and Senate…

    Posted 1/13/16 at 2:13 PM

  • Navy SEAL Presents Teamwork Tips at NSSGA’s Annual Convention and AGG1

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 14, 2016—Curt Cronin uses his 16 years of experience as a U.S. Navy SEAL to maximize human potential and synthesize the strengths of a team to create unprecedented results. During more than a decade of combat operations to eighteen countries throughout the Pacific and U.S. Central Command, Cronin led the nation’s Premier…

    Posted 1/12/16 at 4:00 PM

  • Improve Communication Skills at NSSGA’s AGG1 and Annual Convention

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 8, 2016—Learn to better understand why people behave as they do and improve how you communicate with others during the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo Opening General Session. Psychology expert Nicholas Epley conducts research on the experimental study of social cognition, perspective taking and…

    Posted 1/11/16 at 10:00 AM