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NSSGA Scorches Workplace Examination Proposal

At a time in which the aggregates industry has seen the lowest injury rate in history, just two injuries per 200,000 hours worked in 2015, MSHA has proposed a rule that does little to improve workplace safety.

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MSHA Issues Seat Belt Alert

Neal H. Merrifield, administrator for metal and nonmetal mine safety and health for the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), issued the following alert regarding seat belt safety:

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NSSGA, Wildlife Habitat Council Renew Partnership

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and Wildlife Habitat Council renewed a shared commitment to the enhancement and restoration of wildlife habitats at aggregates operations across the U.S.

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MSHA August Impact Inspections Target Cement, Aggregates Plants

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 105 citations and one order during special impact inspections conducted at 11 coal mines and six metal and nonmetal mines in August.

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Georgia Voters Support Durable Construction Materials

According to a new poll, Georgia voters are supportive of the recently passed Sandy Springs, Ga., construction regulations requiring buildings over three stories tall or more than 100,000 sq. ft. in total size to be constructed with enhanced quality materials like concrete or steel (96 percent support). Additionally, these voters support their own city passing similar regulations by overwhelming margins (94 percent support).

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