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The NSSGA is stepping up its effort to disseminate effective ‘best practices’ information on fatalities in view of the 10 aggregates operator company workers who died in workplace accidents in 2014. A presentation on fatality avoidance is scheduled for the General Session of the NSSGA 2015 Convention to be held at 4 p.m.
Preliminary data released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration indicates that 40 miners died in work-related accidents at the nation's mines in 2014, two fewer than in the previous year. Twenty-four deaths occurred in metal and nonmetal mines last year, an increase from 22 deaths in 2013. Click here to read the full article.
December 6 is National Miners Day, designated by Congress to honor the contributions and sacrifices of miners both past and present. At the Mine Safety and Health Administration we take this day to heart-- and not only for the obvious professional reasons. Click here to read the full article.
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) voiced strong opposition to a number of provisions in a proposed rule that calls for increased federal penalties for alleged mine safety violations and limits an operator’s ability to contest such fines. NSSGA testified Dec. 4 at the first of several U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA) hearings on the proposed civil penalty changes near Washington, D.C. The association said it will echo similar concerns at a second hearing in Denver, Dec. 9, and at upcoming hearings announced today. Click here to read the full article.
The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider its proposal to radically expand the scope of federal authority over water and land uses across the U.S. Aggregates producers argued that the policy change is unjustifiable and the cost to the American taxpayer and industry would far outweigh any benefit. Click here for the full article.
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KHI Winter Convention - Feb 21-28, 2015 - Grand Hyatt Kauai, Hawaii
2015 KCSA Summer Meeting, July 23-26, 2015, Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN
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