Category: Safety & Health

  • 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

  • Deep in the Heart of Texas

    NSSGA Live highlights exhibitors and events at the AGG1 Academy & Expo. Check out the latest video. A Message from MSHA Administrator Zatezalo David Zatezalo, MSHA administrator, addressed attendees of NSSGA’s Closing General Session and emphasized the agency’s commitment to embracing technology to improve safety. “We have the means and the technology to avoid [injuries]….

    Posted 3/7/18 at 4:05 PM

  • Safest Year Ever for Aggregates

    According to MSHA’s preliminary estimate, aggregates operations attained a new record low injury rate in 2017. This year’s rate is estimated at 1.74 per 200,000 hours worked, marking the 17th consecutive year that the rate improved. This translates to less than two reportable injuries for a workforce of 100 miners over the course of a…

    Posted 2/23/18 at 4:46 PM

  • Ohlheiser Named State Executive of the Year

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association will present the 2018 State Executive of the Year award to Todd Ohlheiser, executive director of the Colorado Stone, Sand & Gravel Association. Todd Ohlheiser has been Executive Director for the CSSGA, as well as the Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA) since 2013. Under his leadership, both…

    Posted 2/23/18 at 11:31 AM

  • Zatezalo Wants MSHA to Represent All Operations

    MSHA Administrator David Zatezalo outlined priorities for the agency during a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections on Feb. 6. “Safety remains a major priority for this committee,” said Chairman Bradley Byrne, R-Ala. “We ask so much of these hardworking Americans, and vital policies are in place to provide them with the safest environment possible.” Zatezalo addressed…

    Posted 2/7/18 at 11:26 AM

  • Free Webinar for NSSGA Members

    NSSGA’s popular AGG1 Online webinar program will begin its 2018 series on Jan. 30 with Getting Same-Day Silica Sample Results: NIOSH Advanced Exposure Assessment Tools, offered free of charge for NSSGA members. All employees of NSSGA member companies, both producers and manufacturers and service providers, can take advantage of this free professional development opportunity. The…

    Posted 1/25/18 at 3:24 PM

  • Top Regulators Join Inspiring Roster of Speakers

    David Zatezalo, the Department of Labor’s assistant secretary of MSHA, will speak at NSSGA’s Annual Convention’s closing general session on March 7 in Houston. Zatezalo joins a remarkable lineup of speakers who will deliver engaging anecdotes and advice. During his confirmation process in November 2017, Zatezalo told the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions…

    Posted 1/17/18 at 4:24 PM

  • Let’s End Materials Handling Injuries

    Lifting heavy objects and moving materials is necessary at the job site, but these situations can lead to injuries if workers don’t follow proper procedure. Follow the best practices detailed below when it comes to handling materials.

    Posted 1/8/18 at 11:36 AM

  • CalPortland’s Mark Rock Wins Award for Safeguarding Workers

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 8, 2017 – Mark Rock, senior vice president of risk management for CalPortland, will receive the 2017 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year Award. The award, presented annually by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) recognizes an individual for substantial commitment and contributions to safe and healthy practices…

    Posted 9/8/17 at 7:30 AM

  • 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