NSSGA VP Testifies before OSHA on Silica Rule

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Senior Vice President of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Pam Whitted testified before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on the potential impacts of OSHA’s crystalline silica proposed rule. The agency’s analysis for the proposed regulation will provide the basis for a similar regulation by the Mine Safety and Health Administration later this…

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Industry Slams OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Proposal

By Mark S. Kuhar The Construction Industry Safety Coalition, which represents 25 different construction trade associations, issued the following statement on Feb. 11, 2014, as it filed comments regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed Crystalline Silica Rulemaking: “After an exhaustive analysis that involved hundreds of construction safety professionals, builders, construction managers and specialty trade contractors representing virtually…

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Workplace Violence

HOW TO EVALUATE THE RISK AND REDUCE THE POTENTIAL HAZARD. By Nickole C. Winnett Each year, workplace violence results in nearly two million non-fatal acts and approximately 600 employee deaths. It has remained among the top four causes of death at work for the last 15 years. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines workplace violence as any…

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Industry Slams OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Proposal

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition, which represents 25 different construction trade associations, issued the following statement on Feb. 11, 2013, as it filed comments regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed Crystalline Silica Rulemaking: “After an exhaustive analysis that involved hundreds of construction safety professionals, builders, construction managers and specialty trade contractors representing virtually every facet on the…

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NSSGA Submits Comments to OSHA

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) filed formal comments with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the agency’s proposed rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

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