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Wait ‘Till Next Year

By Bradford T. Hammock

Enforcement, Training and Outreach Are Among The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s 2014 Priorities.

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Construction Materials Firms Issue Health Product Declaration

CarbonCure Technologies Inc. and Chicago-based Northfield Block, a division of Oldcastle APG, have issued the first Health Product Declaration (HPD) for any concrete product in North America. This groundbreaking document reveals the health impacts of one of Northfield’s most popular products, Trendstone Sandstone, made with the CarbonCure technology, which is manufacturing using waste carbon dioxide (CO2).

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NSSGA Commends House on WRRDA Bill

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2013 on an overwhelmingly favorable vote of 417 to 3. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), ranking committee member Nick Joe Rahall (D-W.Va.) with Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio) and ranking subcommittee member Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) are to be congratulated for shepherding this bill through the Committee and the House on a bipartisan basis.

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What to Do?

By Randy Logsdon

Throughout our careers (our lives), we make thousands (if not millions) of decisions. Some are simple and require little thought or consideration. Others are critical not only to our safety, but to our livelihood. Last month I raised the concept of optimism bias and how that bias can color our perception of risk. Actions based on that biased perception, can easily lead to an unacceptably high risk of injury or illness.

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