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Obama to nominate Michaels to head OSHA

Aug 05, 2009

On July 28, President Obama announced that he would nominate David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, to become the assistant secretary of labor for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Michaels is an epidemiologist and is currently a research professor at the ...

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Aggregates Manager wins 2009 AZBEE Awards

Aug 04, 2009

Aggregates Manager won several 2009 AZBEE Awards, which are presented by the American Society of Business Publication Editors for editorial excellence in several categories each year. The Midwest-South regional awards received included: * Gold — Original Research category, Between a Rock and ...

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Increased MSHA Scrutiny on Fall Protection on Mobile Equipment

Aug 03, 2009

In recent weeks, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) says it has been made aware of Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) enforcement of what it considers to be shortcomings in fall protection on new mobile equipment — lack ...

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Senate committee approves 18-month SAFETEA-LU extension

Jul 27, 2009

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works approved an 18-month extension of SAFETEA-LU on July 15 by a vote of 18-1. The bill authorizes only highway and bridge spending and must be joined with extensions from the Senate Commerce committee, ...

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July 2009 – State & Province News

Jul 01, 2009

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   Alabama A trial involving a company that wanted to develop a quarry in Gurley has been postponed, with no new date set. According to The Huntsville Times, M&N Materials filed a 2005 lawsuit against the town of Gurley, ...

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July 2009 – AggBeat

Jul 01, 2009

by Kerry Clines, Senior Editor U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a final rule on April 21 to reinstate the 500-pound threshold for certain industrial facilities that report under the EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). According to a ...

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June 2009 – State & Province News

Jun 01, 2009

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief   Alaska Alaska Railroad officials say they are gearing up for a busy gravel-hauling season. According to the Alaska Journal of Commerce, the railroad expects to haul 2.5 million tons of gravel from three different locations in the Mat-Su ...

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