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Category: Safety & Health

  • 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

  • White House Announces Regulatory Priorities

    The Trump administration recently released its Spring Regulatory Agenda, outlining the actions federal agencies intend to prioritize in the coming year. Updating and clarifying the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Waters of the U.S. rule is high on the administration’s list. NSSGA attended a meeting at the White House on May 10, 2018, as part of…

    Posted 5/21/18 at 2:54 PM

  • 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