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7 Tips for Safety

Oct 30, 2013

7 Tips for Safety

Earlier this year, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) presented several tips for targeting injury reduction at stone, sand and gravel facilities. Those tips include: “Wingman,” which uses the concept of employees looking out for one another and is reinforced ...

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DOT, MSHA, EIA could reopen by end of this week

Oct 16, 2013

DOT, MSHA, EIA could reopen by end of this week

The federal government shutdown that began on October 1 --shutting down many agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) -- may be nearing ...

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SME announces new director of operations, human resources administrator, MEC curriculum coordinator

Jul 25, 2013

SME announces new director of operations, human resources administrator, MEC curriculum coordinator

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) announced this week that three new associates have joined its team of specialists. Tim Reagan, SME’s new director of operations, will be responsible for the membership, meetings and publications departments. Reagan previously worked ...

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NSSGA names Michael W. Johnson as president, CEO

Jun 11, 2013

NSSGA names Michael W. Johnson as president, CEO

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has named veteran trade association executive Michael W. Johnson as president and CEO. His position is effective August 1. Johnson succeeds R. A. “Gus” Edwards, III, who is retiring after more than 16 ...

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Keep Safety in Mind

May 01, 2013

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief tdunphy@randallreilly.com   According to data released by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 2012 had the lowest fatality rate in the history of U.S. mining, with 0.0107 deaths per 200,000 hours worked and a reportable injury rate of ...

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Residential is up, but highways are status quo (at best)

May 01, 2013

Residential is up, but highways are status quo (at best)

By George H. Reddin     The first quarter of 2013 closed with slow, but steady, deal activity — the same pattern we’ve seen in recent years. The demand from buyers is as healthy as we have seen in years, and there remains ...

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Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye says building bridges is key to success

Mar 21, 2013

Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye says building bridges is key to success

During the closing session of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA) annual meeting, CalPortland's Ron Summers passed the gavel to Ward Nye, president of Martin Marietta Materials, as incoming 2013 chairman of the NSSGA. The rest of the newly ...

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NSSGA offers advanced supervisory training program

Mar 05, 2013

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is once again teaming up with Weir International Mining Consultants to present the Advanced Supervisory Training Program, scheduled for April 15-17 at the Georgian Terrace Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. This class concentrates on communications and leadership ...

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Aggregate Industries quarries receive NSSGA awards

Feb 22, 2013

Aggregate Industries quarries receive NSSGA awards

Aggregate Industries US (AIUS), a Holcim Group Co., announced that a number of its facilities were awarded the Environmental Excellence and Community Relations Awards from the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association. “We are extremely proud of our facilities for receiving ...

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Information Library

Oct 04, 2012

Information Library

Educational materials for aggregates professionals   Aggregates handbook   The second edition of The Aggregates Handbook will be available on Nov. 1. The new edition offers updated content and expanded coverage on all aspects of the aggregate industry. Topics include sustainability, production technology, safety, ...

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Main Highlights MSHA Milestones

Oct 04, 2012

Main Highlights MSHA Milestones

During a recent conversation with Joe Main, he touted MSHA’s work with aggregate associations to bring about safety improvements.   By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor   Joseph A. Main, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), has been ...

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One-on-one with MSHA’s Joe Main

Aug 20, 2012

I had an interesting conversation with MSHA's Joe Main. He spoke extensively about the progress MSHA has made in regard to consistency training for field inspectors and touted the progress made through MSHA's partnerships with the NSSGA and state aggregate ...

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