Small Aggregates Producers compose the majority of NSSGA membership and are the lifeblood of the association’s work to grow and safeguard the aggregates industry. Although NSSGA’s programs are not segmented by the size of a member company, on this page we attempt to provide information that we believe will be especially helpful to small producers, particularly in the areas of workplace safety and health, management of environmental issues, and grassroots action.
NSSGA encourages small producers to review and use these resources. Additionally, it is important to note that, in NSSGA’s work to fend off excessive regulation, it is the voice of small producers that captures the attention of regulators or elected officials. We want our small producers to be fully engaged in NSSGA’s work to safeguard their operations and this page is intended to assist in this effort.
Small producer members of NSSGA are highly engaged and have testified before the House Small Business Committee and other congressional committees on issues important to small producers such as infrastructure funding and regulatory reform.
MSHA Resources for Small Producers
Educational Field and Small Mine Services (EFSMS)
EFSMS provides assistance in the development or improvement of the health and safety programs of mine operators and contractors in the mining community. The EFSMS specializes in developing programs tailored to reduce the number of injuries and illness’ in the mining industry. Additionally, the EFSMS group evaluates industry instructors to ensure miners receive quality and effective training.
EFSMS staff are located in 35 states and travel extensively to mines and training centers to provide assistance that will strengthen and modernize training.
For more information visit this MSHA web page outlining compliance assistance for small producers.
The Small Business Administration offers regulatory and other assistance to small producers.