Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections responsible for rigorous oversight of MSHA, will address operators at the NSSGA’s Advocacy Day on Tuesday, Sept. 13. This annual event enables NSSGA members to come to Capitol Hill and educate members of Congress on the costs of excessive regulation, as well as the industry’s demonstrated commitment to workplace safety and environmental stewardship.
Register for the meeting, which is part of the second annual Safety and Environment Committee Meetings and Advocacy Fly-In taking place Sept. 12-14, and let NSSGA help you establish and cultivate a relationship with your member of Congress.
“Despite a safety record that has steadily improved over 15 years, our industry continues to bear the brunt of undue regulation,” said Joseph Casper, NSSGA vice president of safety. “When aggregates producers educate members of Congress on our commitment to safety, those lawmakers are empowered to address bad regulations.”
Advocacy Day will begin on Sept. 13 with briefings and tips for effective conversations with lawmakers from congressional staff and NSSGA staff. The association is happy to set up meetings for any attendee with their elected officials and key members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. There, members can take the lobbying lead in telling vivid stories about the costs of bad regulation, and their own companies’ efforts to both manage workplace safety and stewardship of the environment.
NSSGA’s Safety Subcommittee meeting will meet on Sept. 12 and attendees will be briefed on innovative best practices for safety, receive updates from MSHA and NIOSH and participate in a compliance roundtable affording the chance to share concerns and ideas with their peers. Then, NSSGA’s Environment Subcommittee will hold its meeting on Sept. 14. Read more details about the environment meeting speakers and schedule here.