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Safety and Health

NSSGA is committed to protecting the safety and health of its members' most precious resource: their workers.

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Safety and Health Pledge

NSSGA’s Safety and Health Pledge calls for signers to commit their companies to helping the industry reduce its injury rate by ten percent for five consecutive years.

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Core Principles

The Safety and Health Guiding Principles ensure that workplace safety and health is a primary concern to the aggregates industry and must be given priority status in a company’s operations.

MSHA-NSSGA Alliance

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NSSGA’s commitment to safe and healthful workplaces, as well as full compliance with related standards, is illustrated by the association’s leadership in the first alliance ever entered into by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). The MSHA-NSSGA Alliance was established to forge a public/private partnership to encourage training and education that helps operators do the best possible job of safeguarding workers.

Training Resources

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NSSGA provides potent sources of information needed for keeping workers safe and healthy. These include the NSSGA Occupational Health Program, Part 46 New Miner and Task Training videos, Haul Truck Safety videos and the Mineral Identification and Management Guide.

Latest Safety & Health News

  • MSHA GRANTS EXTENSION FOR CIVIL PENALTIES COMMENTS AT NSSGA REQUEST

    The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has delayed the deadline for comments on a new rule after NSSGA argued that the complex, wide-ranging proposal would require additional analysis. Public comments on the agency’s civil penalties rule are now due Dec. 3, two months later than the original Sept. 29 deadline.  MSHA officials say that…

    Posted 9/18/14 at 9:06 PM

  • URGE CONGRESS TO STOP EPA’S UNLAWFUL CLEAN WATER ACT OVERREACH

    Congress is considering legislation that would stop EPA’s Proposed Jurisdictional Rule that would assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over many previously unregulated areas.  H.R. 5078 will be voted on in the House Sept. 8.  NSSGA needs your help; please contact your member of Congress today to urge a “yes” vote by clicking here.  < The…

    Posted 9/4/14 at 3:55 PM

  • NSSGA REQUESTS MSHA TO EXTEND COMMENT PERIOD UNDER CIVIL PENALTIES PROPOSAL

    NSSGA has requested that the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration extend the comment period on the MSHA civil penalties proposed rule by 60 days, to Nov. 28, due to the complexity of and impact feared by the proposal. Unless the extension is granted, comments are due Sept. 29. Also, NSSGA asked that public hearings…

    Posted 9/4/14 at 3:26 PM

  • AGGREGATES WORKER DIES IN NEW YORK FALL

    The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has reported that a fatality occurred at a non-member New York limestone mine.  A worker climbed on top of a pile of pallets to obtain some wooden planks. He fell approximately eight feet and died. This brings to eight the total number of aggregates operator employees who have…

    Posted 9/4/14 at 3:05 PM

  • COURT THROWS OUT POV APPEAL ON JURISDICTIONAL GROUND, SKIPS MERITS

    Last week, the Sixth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals dismissed the challenge to the U.S. Mine and Safety Administration’s Pattern of Violations rule filed by NSSGA and other associations. The three-judge panel dismissed the case saying that the court lacked jurisdiction. They claimed that the federal appeals court can decide matters related to…

    Posted 8/28/14 at 8:14 PM