Category: Safety & Health

  • NSSGA and PCA Announce Joint Hire to Address Safety

    NSSGA and Portland Cement Association (PCA) have joined together on hiring Director of Construction Materials Safety Policy Elizabeth “Libby” Pritchard.  Pritchard, an aggregates industry veteran, has begun her work to promote and defend the interests of NSSGA and PCA members on all safety related legislative and regulatory issues as well as provide technical assistance to members…

    Posted 8/29/19 at 5:19 PM

  • MSHA MOVES CLOSER TO NEW SILICA REGULATION

    On Aug. 29, the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) took a step closer to an updated regulation for respirable crystalline silica. In a published Request for Information (RFI), the agency is soliciting “data and information on economically and technologically feasible best practices” to protect the health of coal miners and metal/nonmetal workers from “exposure…

    Posted 8/29/19 at 5:08 PM

  • Recognizing National Miners Day

    Today is National Miners Day, which is recognized every year on the 6th day of December. We at NSSGA express our appreciation and support for the men and women who work in America’s quarries. “The 100,000+ men and women in the aggregates industry provide the materials that are the building blocks of America’s future. It…

    Posted 12/6/18 at 2:58 PM

  • Addressing Critical Issues at Legal Symposium

    NSSGA’s Legal Symposium will offer attendees insightful presentations on critical legal issues confronting stone, sand and gravel producers. Industry-leading experts will equip attendees with best practices on enhancing safety, mitigating risk and protecting the rights of operators. The annual symposium will be held on Feb. 13, 2019, during the NSSGA Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy…

    Posted 11/29/18 at 11:33 AM

  • Administration Continues to Focus on Reforming Regulations

    The Trump administration’s latest regulatory agenda offered encouraging signs for aggregates industry priorities, including the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) improvements. The agenda does not include all upcoming and expected actions by federal agencies, but rather provides information on their priorities for the coming…

    Posted 10/23/18 at 12:57 PM

  • Acting EPA Chief Joins Speaker Lineup

    Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator, will speak at NSSGA’s Legislative and Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss regulatory reform and other EPA priorities. Wheeler joins a lineup of lawmakers and officials who will provide insight into Congress, the Trump administration and infrastructure investment. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter…

    Posted 9/13/18 at 1:30 PM

  • Congress Looks at Innovation in Surface Transportation

    The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Highways and Transit heard from transportation industry representatives during a Sept. 5 hearing about new and exciting developments related to autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, intelligent transportation systems and mobility on demand technologies. “The population and amount of freight moving through our nation are projected to increase significantly in…

    Posted 9/6/18 at 2:41 PM

  • Celebrating Safety at Operations

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., Aug. 31, 2018 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today proudly announced the recipients of the 2018 Safety Excellence and Sterling Safety Awards. “Ensuring that each employee can go home safely at the end of each shift is the top priority for NSSGA member companies. As a result of that commitment,…

    Posted 8/31/18 at 10:00 AM

  • Nominate Safety & Health Leaders for Awards

    Mark Rock, senior vice president of risk management for CalPortland, received the 2017 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year Award, based on a career of advancing a culture of safety and health. If you know of a great leader who is committed to safe and healthy practices please click here or email…

    Posted 6/26/18 at 3:27 PM

  • NIOSH to Recognize Safety, Health and Tech Innovations

    The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will recognize aggregates operations for safety innovations. Operations that use technology to improve their equipment, programs and systems can apply for NIOSH Safety and Health Technology Innovations Awards. In September 2017, Granite Mountain Quarries and Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company received the award for the…

    Posted 6/26/18 at 2:51 PM

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