Category: Safety & Health

  • Dodge Machinery Injuries

    Using the best practices in this safety alert can help reduce injuries related to using machinery. These types of injuries were the third 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 5/4/18 at 2:38 PM

  • NSSGA Environmental & Safety Excellence Awards Now Open

    Starting today, NSSGA members are able to apply for Environmental and Safety Excellence Awards through an online application process located on the NSSGA Awards webpage. Environmental Excellence Awards provide national recognition for member operations that actively use environmental controls and systems to improve and maintain the environment in and around their facilities. Safety Excellence Awards recognize individual…

    Posted 5/2/18 at 4:00 PM

  • Improve Safety Around Powered Haulage

    The best practices in this safety alert can help reduce injuries related to using and working around powered haulage equipment. These types of injuries were the fourth 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…

    Posted 4/26/18 at 2:48 PM

  • MSHA Adding Time to Comply with Exams Rule

    MSHA told NSSGA that the agency will not issue citations related to the new Workplace Exams Rule until Oct. 1, 2018. This move will give operators time to understand the rule and the agency time to provide additional compliance assistance. However, the agency may issue citations in the case of extremely dangerous hazards. MSHA published a final rule…

    Posted 4/24/18 at 6:52 PM

  • 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…

    Posted 4/17/18 at 3:44 PM

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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