Category: Industry News

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kicking Off #AGG1 2018

    Welcome to AGG1 Academy & Expo! The 2018 AGG1 Academy & Expo opened in Houston today, March 6, with a record number of vendors and education sessions. Leadership lessons from a Navy SEAL David Sears, Veteran Troop Commander for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, shared insights on decision-making learned from 20 years with the…

    Posted 3/6/18 at 6:01 PM

  • Live from #NSSGA18: Today’s Highlights

    NSSGA Live Ed Elliott, MSHA senior advisor, addressed the NSSGA Safety & Health Subcommittee today and Young Leaders discussed their upcoming Annual Meeting and building up business and personal skills needed to one day lead their companies and the whole industry. Catch up on these and other updates from NSSGA’s Annual Convention with NSSGA Live.

    Posted 3/5/18 at 7:47 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

  • President Announces Infrastructure Principles

    The White House unveiled four basic principles of an infrastructure investment bill today, Feb. 12, and charged Congress with making a deal on the details. The president’s draft plan allocates $200 billion of federal funds over a decade as seed money for states, local governments and the private sector to leverage for a total investment…

    Posted 2/12/18 at 1:58 PM

  • NSSGA CEO Tapped for U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Institute of Organization Management Board

    Michael W. Johnson, IOM, NSSGA president and CEO, was appointed to the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Institute for Organization Management (IOM) National Board of Trustees. In this role, Johnson will directly shape the Institute’s strategic direction and further its mission to provide professional development programs for association, chamber and nonprofit professionals. “Our National Board of Trustees…

    Posted 2/9/18 at 3:50 PM

  • 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

  • EPA Officially Delays WOTUS

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) delayed implementation of the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule until 2020. “The 2015 WOTUS rule developed by the Obama administration will not be applicable for the next two years, while we work through the process of providing long-term regulatory certainty across…

    Posted 2/1/18 at 10:18 AM