Category: DANews

  • 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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    Posted 4/5/18 at 9:46 AM

  • Vulcan to Host NSSGA Young Leaders

    On April 26, Vulcan Materials Company will host a tour for the attendees of the 2018 Young Leaders Annual Meeting at its Chula Vista Quarry, located in San Diego County.   In operation since the 1940s, rock from the Chula Vista Quarry has been used to build many of the region’s most iconic buildings, highways and bridges,…

    Posted 4/4/18 at 9:59 AM

  • Federal Spending Bill Clears House

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved the federal spending bill released last night by a vote of 256 to 167. The omnibus appropriations bill includes an additional $10 billion in transportation funding over fiscal year 2017 spending but must still clear the U.S. Senate before the deadline tomorrow night at midnight in order to keep…

    Posted 3/22/18 at 3:27 PM

  • Young Leaders Focusing on Cancer Patient Support

    “What can I do to help?” Cancer patients get this question all the time from family and friends who want to provide meaningful support, but just don’t know where to start. At the Young Leaders Annual Meeting, April 25-28, attendees will have the chance to make a difference in the lives of these patients through Operation…

    Posted 3/21/18 at 10:00 AM

  • MSHA to Collect on Unpaid Fines

    David Zatezalo, MSHA administrator, and Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently highlighted that the agency will look to collect $67 million of unpaid fines issued over the last decade. Known as the MSHA Scofflaw Program, the agency issued 16 citations for failing to pay penalties since 2007. “Ultimately, a more robust Scofflaw Program is about more…

    Posted 3/20/18 at 11:19 AM

  • The Starting Five

    Five Cabinet secretaries faced questions from U.S. Senate on administration’s principles of infrastructure investment before the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on March 13. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Energy Secretary Rick Perry discussed how they would like to see Congress create a…

    Posted 3/15/18 at 2:12 PM