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MSHA ramps up airborne contaminant exposure monitoring

Jan 04, 2011

The  Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has increased its focus on exposure monitoring at metal and nonmetal mines throughout the country "to ensure better worker protection from overexposure to harmful airborne contaminants,” and accordingly, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel ...

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Highway Financing 101 Webinar postponed

Oct 25, 2010

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) NSSGA'S Highway Fnancing 101 Webinar that was originally slated for Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. EDT is being postponed. A new date is TBA. The Webinar will serve as a tutorial on the ...

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Obama reveals $50 billion infrastructure proposal

Sep 07, 2010

In a “Labor Fest” speech in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama revealed plans to spend at least $50 billion throughout the next six years to rebuild 150,000 miles of roads, lay and maintain 4,000 miles of railways, and to restore 150 ...

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‘Contractor Safety’ Webinar set for Sept. 14

Aug 26, 2010

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) will host a Webinar on "Contractor Safety" on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. EDT. The one-hour Webinar will be conducted by Adele Abrams, of The Law Offices of Adele Abrams. Whether it’s issues ...

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House passes second spending bill for fiscal 2011

Aug 02, 2010

The House of Representatives passed the second fiscal 2011spending bill on July 29, mostly along party lines, according to a National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Washington Watch & eDigest report. With a vote of 251-167, legislators ...

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Knife River CEO: ‘A need for real jobs meeting real needs’

Jul 29, 2010

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Chairman Bill Schneider, president and CEO of Knife River Corp., testified July 27 before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the status of the stimulus and impacts on the aggregates industry. Schneider ...

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‘Following Up on an MSHA Inspection’ webinar set for July 20

Jun 29, 2010

Mike Heenan, an attorney at Ogletree & Deakins and a member of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA) Council of Counsel will present the webinar, "Following Up on an MSHA Inspection," which will outline ways to evaluate and ...

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Webinar June 1: Inverted Pavement Systems

May 24, 2010

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) in conjunction with the Aggregates Foundation for Technology, Research and Education (AFTRE) are hosting an "Inverted Pavement Systems" Webinar to be held on Tuesday, June 1 from 11 a.m. ET to noon ...

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MSHA criticized for poorly training inspectors

May 05, 2010

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration received harsh criticism from the U.S. Department of Labor's inspector general for failure to properly train 56 percent of journeyman (vs. new) inspectors. The report, released the week of March 29,  shows that - ...

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Nine ways underground aggregates facilities differ from underground coal mines

Apr 12, 2010

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) has been disseminating this list of  “talking points” about how aggregates mining — both surface and underground — is different from coal mines. The organization pointed out these differences as well after ...

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AggBeat

Apr 01, 2010

$17.6 billion ‘jobs bill’ passes Senate, transfers $19.5 billion into Highway Trust Fund By Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor The Highway Trust Fund will be solvent through the end of the year, but now the real fight begins to pass ...

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$17.6 billion ‘jobs bill’ passes Senate, transfers $19.5 billion into Highway Trust Fund

Mar 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day must be lucky for than the Irish. Looks like the transportation industry is in luck until at least the end of the year. The Senate voted 68-34 on March 17 to pass H.R. 2847, the $17.6 billion "jobs bill" known ...

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