Rock Products Logo

NSSGA Announces Safety Awards


The National Stone Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the recipients of its 2017 Safety Excellence and Sterling Safety Awards.

“Aggregates operations across the country continue to demonstrate a remarkable commitment to safety by reducing the industry injury rate for 16 straight years, with a record low rate of just 1.95 injuries per 200,00 hours worked last year. We will recognize these operations during the upcoming Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting next month to highlight our industry’s focus on the health and safety of our workforce,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO.

NSSGA’s annual awards program recognizes aggregates operations throughout the United States for their extraordinary commitment to safety, their continuing performance of safe environmental practices and for their efforts and activities that continue to enhance the image of the industry.

The Safety Excellence Awards were created in 1987 to promote safe working conditions and practices and to recognize, on an annual basis, individual operations with exemplary safety records among NSSGA member companies. The awards recognize individual operations that have gone the longest duration without a reportable injury in their size category, based on data provided by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

The winners are:

  • Small: Oldcastle Inc., Tilcon Connecticut/Southington Sand and Pit, New Britain, Conn.
  • Medium: Rogers Group, Inc., Princeton Quarry, Princeton, Ky.

The Sterling Safety Awards were created in 1994 to recognize the companies that have the lowest total injury incidence rate for the previous year (2016) in their category among NSSGA members, based on data provided by MSHA.

The winners are:

  • Small: Iddings Quarry Inc., Mifflinburg, Pa.
  • Medium: Midwest Minerals Inc., Pittsburg, Kan.
  • Large: Specialty Granules Inc., Hagerstown, Md.

These awards, along with awards for Grassroots and Environmental Excellence, will be presented at NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting in Washington, D.C., Sept. 24-28.