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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

  • NIOSH SEEKS TO HONOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FOR WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH

    In an effort to highlight leading companies furthering improvements for a safer environment at stone, sand and gravel operations, NSSGA again is partnering with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health on the NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovation Awards. The awards, administered by NIOSH’s office of Mine Safety and Health Research, will…

    Posted 10/21/14 at 9:13 PM

  • NSSGA SAFETY EXCELLENCE & CHRISTIE AWARDS OPEN THROUGH THURSDAY, OCT. 16, MIDNIGHT

    Companies derive benefit from winning NSSGA Safety Excellence Honors. NSSGA’s Safety Excellence awards for outstanding facilities that have not seen a recent reportable injury is open until Thursday, Oct. 16, at midnight. Winning an NSSGA Safety Excellence award enables the operator to show customers, neighbors, regulators and policy-makers that the company is truly committed to…

    Posted 10/15/14 at 1:24 PM

  • Martin Marietta’s Beckmann Quarry celebrates 2 million hours without a reportable incident

    For their efforts throughout 2013, the Southwest Division’s Beckmann Quarry was recognized as a 2014 Honor Plant, an award won by the quarry for the second time in three years.

    Posted 10/8/14 at 4:34 PM

  • NSSGA CONTINUES FIGHT AGAINST MSHA PATTERN OF VIOLATIONS RULE

    Despite a recent loss in the U.S. Court of Appeals, NSSGA is continuing the legal fight against MSHA’s Pattern of Violations (POV) rule.  NSSGA, along with other mine industry associations, is challenging the rule in the Federal District Court in Ohio’s  Southern district.  NSSGA believes that the district court has requisite jurisdiction for hearing the…

    Posted 10/8/14 at 3:38 PM

  • 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