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NSSGA's Johnson Pens Letter to Trump

National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael W. Johnson penned a letter to incoming President Donald Trump. It reads:

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Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Shipping Called Vital to Infrastructure

In a speech in Toronto, Canada, new Chamber of Marine Commerce President Bruce Burrows called the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway a vital engine of sustainable growth that would benefit from increased infrastructure spending in Canada and the U.S.

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MSHA Special Impact Inspections Hit New York Plant Hard

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced federal inspectors issued 132 citations and two orders during special impact inspections conducted at 10 coal mines and five metal and nonmetal mines in December 2016.

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MSHA Hazard Alert Issued for Hoppers

MSHA inssued a hazard alert for hoppers after a recent incident. A front-end loader operator was loading into the feed hopper. He dismounted from the cab to retrieve two 55-gal. drum lids from the hopper, when he fell into the hopper and became engulfed by the sand.

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Workplace Examination Rule to Go into Effect in May

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced it will issue its Final Rule for Examination of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines. The new rule will be published in the Federal Register on Jan. 23, 2017, and go into effect on May 23, 2017.

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