MTBMA recognizes Maryland operators

By |  April 29, 2016

The Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA) recognized outstanding operators at its fourth annual safety banquet, reports the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). Jim Russ, MTBMA president, chaired the event, which also included addresses from Thomas Meighen, commissioner of the Maryland Division of Labor and Industry.

At the event, NSSGA Vice President of Safety Joseph Casper called attention to outstanding NSSGA producer members in the state, including Aggregate Industries, Bluegrass Materials and Chaney Enterprises, for their success in eliminating injuries.

“The success of all Maryland aggregates operators in reducing injuries last year is exactly what helped the broader industry reduce its injury rate to an historic low level,” Casper says.

Casper adds that 2015 was the 15th consecutive year that the injury rate declined from the previous year. The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s total case incidence rate (TCIR) is calculated annually, and the 2015 TCIR rate was 2, which means there were two injuries for every 100 workers over one year.

NSSGA’s advocacy efforts are focused on promoting regulations that are reasonable, rather than overly-zealous. Casper says nothing carries more weight with regulators than declining injury rates.

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