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  • NSSGA Safety Excellence Awards Announced to Leaders in the Aggregates Industry

    Nov. 14, 2019 pdunne@nssga.org, 703-526-1062 ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced the recipients of the Awards of Safety Excellence.  The NSSGA Safety Excellence Awards recognize operations that maintain a safe workplace, evidenced by its safety performance over a consecutive period without an MSHA-reportable injury.  “There is nothing more important for aggregates operations…

    Posted 11/14/19 at 8:53 AM

  • NSSGA Environmental Excellence Awards Announced to Leaders in the Aggregates Industry

    Nov. 13, 2019 CONTACT: Patrick Dunne 703-526-1062, pdunne@nssga.org ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced the recipients of the Awards of Environmental Excellence. The NSSGA Environmental Excellence Awards recognize operations that actively demonstrate a commitment to the exemplary use of environmental controls and systems.   “NSSGA member companies have a long…

    Posted 11/13/19 at 7:10 AM

  • NSSGA Community Relations Excellence Awards Announced for Leaders in the Aggregates Industry

    Nov. 12, 2019 CONTACT: Patrick Dunne 703-526-1062, pdunne@nssga.org NSSGA Community Relations Excellence Awards Announced for Leaders in the Aggregates Industry ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced the recipients of the Awards of Community Relations Excellence. The NSSGA Community Relations Excellence Awards recognize aggregates producers’ achievements in enhancing the public’s…

    Posted 11/12/19 at 1:24 PM

  • Podcast: Have a Good Meeting with Lawmakers

    There are a few simple things that allow for positive meetings with your members of Congress. In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, experts highlight ways to have successful meetings with your elected officials.  “You are the expert. They find your time valuable to their day,” said Mike Gula, of D.C. firm Gula and Graham. “But…

    Posted 10/30/19 at 11:52 AM

  • WOTUS Repeal Now in Federal Register

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) withdrawal of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule appeared in the federal register this week. With an effective date of Dec. 23, 2019, the unlawful 2015 WOTUS rule will be no longer be in effect in any part of the U.S., barring a legal stay. This withdrawal is…

    Posted 10/23/19 at 4:05 PM

  • MSHA Begins Workplace Exam Training Before Enforcement

    MSHA announced the dates, times, and locations of stakeholder meetings regarding the 2017 Workplace Exam (WPE) rule, which was reinstated on Sept. 30, 2019. These stakeholder meetings are part of the 90-day implementation period that MSHA promised operations before beginning enforcement in late December. MSHA will provide training and compliance assistance to participants and member…

    Posted 10/22/19 at 2:55 PM

  • NSSGA Requests Extension to Provide Best Practices to MSHA

    On Oct. 9, NSSGA requested an two-month extension from MSHA to respond to the agency’s Request for Information (RFI) concerning respirable silica (quartz).  The MSHA RFI, in general, seeks information on “economically and technologically feasible best practices” to protect workers from respirable silica. The current due date to respond to the RFI is Oct. 28…

    Posted 10/10/19 at 10:25 AM

  • NSSGA Podcast: The Impact of a Quarry Tour!

    Delta Companies Inc., frequently hosts members of Congress and state legislators at their operations to learn about the industry. In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, find out how to put together a quarry tour with Don Rosenbarger, business development manager with Delta Companies, Inc. Then, NSSGA staff sat down with Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., who…

    Posted 10/3/19 at 2:59 PM

  • MSHA Announces 2017 Workplace Exam Rule Reinstatement

    In an unexpected development, on Sept. 27, 2019, MSHA notified stakeholders that the 2017 Workplace Exam rule will be reinstated on Sept. 30, 2019. While the rule will be effective immediately, MSHA will use the first 90 days following the effective date to fully implement the rule. The agency will also hold informational stakeholder meetings…

    Posted 10/1/19 at 2:11 PM

  • Zatezalo to Speak at NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum

    U.S. Department of Labor Assistant Secretary of Mine Safety and Health David Zatezalo will be the featured speaker at the Lunch with a Lawmaker session of NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum on Nov. 18, 2019. Zatezalo, who has led MSHA since 2017, will discuss the importance of keeping our workers safe on the job and…

    Posted 9/26/19 at 3:57 PM

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