NSSGA is committed to protecting the safety and health of its members' most precious resource: their workers.
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.
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.
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.
MSHA’s new rule on workplace examinations replaces the current workplace exams standard (56/57.18002) and imposes significant new burdens on operators. The rule creates new enforcement risks, requires excess and needless paperwork and could threaten the impeccable safety record of aggregates facilities. NSSGA believes the rule should be withdrawn.
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