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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 MAKES AGENCY TRAINING RESOURCES MORE READILY AVAILABLE

    In order to do a more effective job of delivering its training resources, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has rearranged its web-based presentation of training materials on workplace safety and health.  NSSGA applauds the move, which better positions the agency to assist operators in training, as called for in the 1977 Mine Act….

    Posted 11/24/14 at 1:47 PM

  • NSSGA Invites Members to Testify at MSHA Public Hearings on Civil Penalties Proposal

    In response to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s announcement  that it will hold public hearings on its proposed changes to the civil penalties rule Dec. 4 (in Arlington, Va.) and Dec. 9 (in Denver, Colo.), NSSGA is seeking members willing to deliver NSSGA-drafted testimony at those hearings. NSSGA is very concerned with the…

    Posted 11/18/14 at 9:53 PM

  • NSSGA SHARES BEST PRACTICES AT MSHA SOUTHEAST DISTRICT CONFERENCE

    NSSGA guidance on how operators can avoid fatalities was presented last week at the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration Southeast District Conference.  The guidance addresses such issues as pre-shift and workplace exams, effective training and tolerance of risk.  The presentation also highlighted best practices for boosting safety culture at operations. The presentation stands as…

    Posted 11/12/14 at 7:07 PM

  • MSHA TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS IN EARLY DECEMBER ON CIVIL PENALTIES PROPOSAL

    The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration announced that it will hold public hearings on its proposed changes to the civil penalties rule Dec. 4 and 9.  The hearings will be held in Arlington, Va., and Denver, Colo., respectively.  NSSGA will provide testimony at both hearings. NSSGA is very concerned with the proposed rule because…

    Posted 11/12/14 at 7:01 PM

  • NSSGA ENLISTS MEMBERS & STATES IN BOLSTERING SENATE SUPPORT FOR MSHA STATE GRANTS PROGRAM

    NSSGA continues its work to spearhead support for funding the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s State Grants program. Called for in the 1977 Mine Act, the program delivers funds to states to provide safety training for miners. While MSHA has reported that the program trains approximately 80,000 miners annually, the administration has proposed elimination…

    Posted 11/5/14 at 12:37 PM