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What the EPA’s proposed water rule means for you

Jun 17, 2014

What the EPA’s proposed water rule means for you

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that defines what waters are protected under the Clean Water Act. This new rule is likely to affect most operations throughout the U.S. A new definition According to the EPA, the new rule ...

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NSSGA tells Congress ‘Fix the Highway Trust Fund’

Jun 13, 2014

NSSGA tells Congress ‘Fix the Highway Trust Fund’

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) gathered with hundreds of transportation advocates on June 11 to urge Congress to address the projected insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Related: It’s time to fix the Highway Trust Fund During Rally ...

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How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

May 29, 2014

How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

Environmental conservation, community relations and safety are all important aspects of a successful quarry operation, and San Antonio, Texas-based Beckmann Quarry puts a strong focus on all three. The quarry, a Martin Marietta Materials operation, implements a variety of unique approaches ...

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Luck Stone receives NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations award

Mar 11, 2014

Luck Stone receives NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations award

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on Thursday honored Luck Stone for the company’s efforts to improve operator safety. NIOSH presented Luck Stone with its inaugural Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations for the stone, sand and gravel ...

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MSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor Main updates NSSGA on recent agency actions

Mar 06, 2014

MSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor Main updates NSSGA on recent agency actions

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main talked with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) board of directors on Wednesday in Las Vegas to update them about recent actions taken by the Mine ...

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Lehigh Hanson employees receive Safety and Health, Environment leadership awards from NSSGA

Feb 04, 2014

Lehigh Hanson employees receive Safety and Health, Environment leadership awards from NSSGA

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced Tuesday that two Lehigh Hanson employees have received leadership awards in Safety and Health and in Environment. Jon Reedy, Lehigh Hanson’s director of environment, safety and health for the South Region and ...

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House to consider legislation to increase development of “strategic and critical minerals”

Jul 10, 2013

House to consider legislation to increase development of “strategic and critical minerals”

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to consider legislation tomorrow that would classify aggregates as "strategic and critical," according to a report from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). Congressman Mark Amodei (R-NV) authored the legislation, known as ...

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National Transportation Week should positively boost global competitiveness, NSSGA says

May 14, 2013

National Transportation Week should positively boost global competitiveness, NSSGA says

This year’s National Transportation Week (NTW), which runs from May 14 until May 18, focuses on transportation’s effects on globalization, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The 2013 NTW theme is “Transportation - The World is Right Next Door.” The National ...

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U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allows EPA to revoke existing permits

Apr 24, 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allows EPA to revoke existing permits

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court issued a ruling in Mingo Logan Coal Company v. EPA on April 23 that allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revoke existing permits. The National Stone, Sand & ...

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Obama budget slashes safety investments

Apr 11, 2013

Obama budget slashes safety investments

The FY2014 budget released by the Obama Administration on April 10 increases across-the-board spending by 2 percent, but cuts Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) programs critical to enhancing the safety of aggregates workers. According to a report from the National ...

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Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2 from NSSGA

Apr 11, 2013

Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2 from NSSGA

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) is hosting a Facebook-based contest through April 30 to give fans an opportunity to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2. To enter, visit NSSGA’s Facebook page and click the “like” button at the ...

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Safety hits all-time high in 2012

Apr 09, 2013

Safety hits all-time high in 2012

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 2.56 per 200,000 ...

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