Monthly Archives: July 2017

  • Labor Department Changes Coming Soon

    The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee is expected to hold a vote to confirm Patrick Pizzella as deputy secretary for the Department of Labor on Aug. 2. Pizzella is acting chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority and previously worked in Labor Department under President George W. Bush and has decades of…

    Posted 7/31/17 at 3:34 PM

  • Senate Investing in Crucial Aviation Infrastructure

    The U.S. Senate found time to markup multiple appropriations bills between votes on health care legislation yesterday, including one that could translate into increased infrastructure spending. NSSGA spearheaded a Highway Materials Group letter to key senators on the committee in support of increases to both the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) and the Airport Improvement Program (AIP)…

    Posted 7/28/17 at 1:55 PM

  • Small Business Administration Looking for Regulations to Address

    Operators near Cincinnati and Cleveland can get face-to-face with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to discuss the real-world effects of burdensome regulations like MSHA’s workplace examination rule. The SBA wants to hear directly from businesses in an upcoming series of meetings so that they can assist federal agencies in complying with the President’s directive…

    Posted 7/28/17 at 9:00 AM

  • Tell EPA You Support the WOTUS Withdrawal

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting comments on the withdrawal of the controversial 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) that would have allowed the federal government to regulate dry streambeds and isolated wetlands. Such a jurisdictional overreach would have impacted the permitting process for aggregates operations and increased the cost of vital…

    Posted 7/27/17 at 9:03 AM

  • We Need Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals

    Recent workplace injury statistics suggest that it’s safer to work in a quarry than a retail store. Operators have achieved lower injury rates for 15 straight years to set a record low of 2 per 200,000 hours worked. Yet, despite the trend, regulators continue to pile on burdensome and overreaching rules that do not work…

    Posted 7/21/17 at 2:00 PM

  • Get Tips on How to Handle MSHA Withdrawal Orders

    Withdrawal orders can cause a costly cessation of work at the mine site. With the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) flexing this regulatory muscle more frequently, now is the time for aggregates operators to gain a better understanding of how withdrawal orders work. Tune in to MSHA Withdrawal Orders – Working Through Abatement and Contest Issues on July…

    Posted 7/18/17 at 9:30 AM

  • Introducing ASGCO®’s New State-of-the-art Belt Vulcanizing Equipment Technology

    ASGCO® Point Cloud Laser Scanner is a powerful high-speed Focus3D X 130 HDR 3D scanner, delivering realistic and true-to-detail scan results. The ultra-portable Point Cloud Laser Scanner enables fast, straightforward, and yet accurate measurements of facades, complex structures, production and supply facilities, accident sites, and large-volume components.

    Posted 7/17/17 at 2:07 PM

  • Get a NIOSH Award for Tech Innovation

    Do you have an innovative process that helps workers stay healthy or improves safe operations? The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) wants to hear about it. Producers can apply for a NIOSH Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award by July 31. A simple description of the technology or process is all that’s…

    Posted 7/13/17 at 9:46 AM

  • We Need You!

    The early bird registration deadline for NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting has been extended to Monday, July 10. Space is also going fast for private NSSGA hosted tours of D.C.’s most iconic landmarks, so members should register as soon as possible to reserve space. The aggregates industry needs YOU to make an impact…

    Posted 7/10/17 at 9:00 AM

  • Become a Judge for NSSGA’s Annual Awards Program

    Would you like to help honor your peers in the aggregates industry? Become a judge for NSSGA’s annual Awards of Excellence program and evaluate the exceptional work of operations and individuals for industry recognition. NSSGA’s annual Awards of Excellence recognize companies, quarries and professionals that show extraordinary dedication and commitment to the industry while continually…

    Posted 7/6/17 at 10:00 AM