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  • 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

  • Infrastructure Now!

    Joining with 100 other business and industry leaders, NSSGA sent a letter to Capitol Hill today urging Congress to pass bipartisan infrastructure legislation. NSSGA together with the coalition known as the Infrastructure Working Group emphasized the need for a substantial and long-term plan from the 115th Congress to address shortages in key federal funding such…

    Posted 1/3/18 at 3:12 PM

  • Circuit Court Rules on OSHA Silica Standard

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently issued a ruling that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) could proceed with a respirable crystalline silica standard enacted in 2016. The Court did not give weight to studies that have shown that the aggregates industry’s compliance with current regulations has been…

    Posted 12/29/17 at 11:10 AM

  • Support Grows for Private Activity Bonds in Tax Reform Bill

    House Highways and Transit Subcommittee Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo., is pushing for infrastructure funding as part of the tax reform bill. Graves and 38 members of Congress sent a letter to their colleagues that voices their support for private activity bonds (PABs) to be included in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. A…

    Posted 12/14/17 at 3:15 PM

  • Congress Wraps Spending Bill: Do Not Open ‘Til Xmas

    Congress staved off a government shutdown by clearing a two-week continuing resolution, H.J. Res. 123 (115), on Dec. 7, that extends current government spending levels until Dec. 22. President Donald Trump endorsed the spending patch and is expected to sign it today, Dec. 8. Lawmakers acknowledged that they will need another short-term bill to buy…

    Posted 12/8/17 at 11:54 AM

  • NSSGA Briefs Capitol Hill on WOTUS Rule Impact on Small Operators

    Karen Hubacz-Kiley of Bond Construction in Spencer, Mass., represented NSSGA on Capitol Hill on Dec. 6 to share the aggregates industry’s perspective on how the onerous 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS) would impact small operations.  Hubacz-Kiley said the rule was a massive regulatory overreach and called on regulators for clarity. “The rule must be…

    Posted 12/7/17 at 9:38 AM

  • America Recognizes Miners Day

    On Dec. 6, the country takes a moment to celebrate the incredible contributions that those who quarry stone, sand and gravel make on everyday life.  “The 100,000 men and women in the aggregates industry provide the foundations that build America and should be recognized for their dedication and hard work,” said Michael W. Johnson, president and…

    Posted 12/5/17 at 4:48 PM

  • NSSGA Community Relations Awards Extended Until Dec. 10

    NSSGA members now have until Dec. 10 to apply for an Excellence in Community Relations Award. Operations that have done an exemplary job engaging their community and neighbors are strongly encouraged to apply. Winners will be announced in early 2018 and presented with their awards at NSSGA’s Annual Convention in Houston, March 4-7. To apply for…

    Posted 12/1/17 at 9:43 AM

  • Advocating for Highway Trust Fund in Senate Tax Bill

    In advance of the U.S. Senate’s release of their proposed revision of the tax code, NSSGA and the Highway Materials Group (HMG) asked key lawmakers to address the long-term sustainability of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) as part of any comprehensive agreement on tax reform. The group outlined the need for maintaining the tax-exempt status…

    Posted 11/9/17 at 5:19 PM

  • Recall Alert: Check Your Fire Extinguishers

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of 134 different models of Kidde fire extinguishers made between January 1973 and August 2017. Plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers are being recalled. Find details and the models being recalled at this link. MSHA also issued an Equipment Hazard Alert on the Kidde…

    Posted 11/9/17 at 10:11 AM