New NIOSH Software Monitors Respirable Crystalline Silica

Mines can now monitor worker exposure to hazardous respirable crystalline silica (RCS) more effectively thanks to new software developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program in beta version. This novel, field-based tool called the Field Analysis of Silica Tool (FAST), works together with commercially available Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) analyzers to determine a worker’s…

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Aggregates Operations Honored With Sentinels of Safety Award

The National Mining Association (NMA), the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM), honored outstanding achievements in mine safety, environmental stewardship and technology. The awards ceremonies took place on Sept. 27, in Washington, D.C.

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Imerys, Wisconsin Proppants Win NIOSH Technology Awards

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, in conjunction with the National Mining Association (NMA), the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), and the Industrial Minerals Association–North America (IMA-NA), recognized the efforts of four organizations in their respective industry sectors for developing new tools and systems, or for using existing technology in new ways.

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Emily Haas

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Emily Haas, Ph.D., is the winner of an Arthur S. Flemming award presented by the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. Hass has co-authored articles that have appeared in Rock Products. The awards series’ recognition is a highly prestigious honor bestowed annually on a handful of outstanding men and women working in the federal government,…

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NSSGA Members Face Off With Congress

Hundreds of people from aggregates operations all around the country are gathered in Washington, D.C., for The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting. Reps. Bill Huizenga (R-Mich.) and Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio), were two of several lawmakers who met with attendees during the second day of professional development, networking and meetings with members of Congress.

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