NSSGA applauds MSHA outreach at stakeholder meeting

By |  September 17, 2012

Ron Summers, NSSGA chairman of the board of directors, gave MSHA’s Joe Main credit for his commitment to stakeholder outreach at a Sept. 10 meeting in Seattle with representatives from the aggregates industry.

NSSGA has long urged MSHA to conduct a meaningful dialogue with aggregates stakeholders. Bruce Chattin, executive director of the Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association, organized this particular meeting primarily for aggregates producers to serve as yet another means to connect MSHA and producers.

In his comments, Main reminded the group of his efforts to make MSHA a more functional agency in properly evaluating risk and penalizing operators that violate standards. Main also reminded attendees of his commitment to enforcement consistency and said he is considering an evaluation of the current inspector training manual for the metal/non-metal sector, with a goal being to improve inspector consistency.

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