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NSSGA Podcast: Omnibus Bill and MSHA’s Small Mines Office

Where did MSHA’s Office of Small Mines go? Established in 2003, the office offered compliance assistance to operators – particularly small quarries – prior to inspections. The office, which was independent of the inspectorate, was folded into the agency’s field services arm in recent years and is hard to find now. “All it tried to do … was… Read more

Posted 4/17/18 at 3:44 PM

Two-Year Review for Federal Projects

Twelve federal agencies agreed to limit National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews to two years and assign a specific agency to lead the review. The move furthers part of the Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal to streamline permits. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Army Corps of Engineers and the Departments of the Interior and Transportation signed… Read more

Posted 4/12/18 at 11:00 AM

Focus on Tool Safety

Using the best practices in this safety alert can help reduce injuries related to hand tools. These types of injuries were the second most-common ones in the aggregates industry according to the most recent data. The NSSGA-MSHA Alliance has produced several of these alerts available for free to anyone in the industry.   To download… Read more

Posted 4/12/18 at 9:00 AM

MSHA Finalizes Workplace Exams Rule

MSHA published a final 2018 Workplace Examinations Rule today, April 9, 2018. NSSGA’s preliminary analysis is that the final rule, which goes into effect on June 2, codifies the relatively positive changes proposed in September 2017. The rule broadens the time in which a competent person could conduct workplace exams from just before the shift to… Read more

Posted 4/9/18 at 1:05 PM

Industry Leaders to Inspire Next Generation

Recently-elected NSSGA Chairman Randy Lake, president and CEO of CRH Americas Materials, will kick off the 2018 Young Leaders Annual Meeting in La Jolla, Calif., April 25-28. Lake leads a family of companies across 43 states with more than 22,600 employees and 1,200 locations as the CEO of the largest vertically-integrated construction materials company in… Read more

Posted 4/9/18 at 9:00 AM

Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls

Using the best practices in this safety alert can help reduce injuries related to slips, trips and falls. These types of injuries were the most-common ones in the aggregates industry according to the most recent data. The NSSGA-MSHA Alliance has produced several of these alerts available for free to anyone in the industry.   To download… Read more

Posted 4/5/18 at 9:46 AM

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