NSSGA compiles 5,000 seat belt safety pledges

By |  December 3, 2019
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The pledges were presented to David Zatezalo, assistant secretary of the Mine Safety & Health Administration, during a joint-visit to support NSSGA’s “Why Risk It? Just Click It!” campaign. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Labor

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) assembled more than 5,000 written safety pledges from aggregate industry employees who committed to wear a seat belt on the job to promote workplace safety.

The pledges were presented to David Zatezalo, assistant secretary of the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), during a joint visit to support NSSGA’s “Why Risk It? Just Click It!” campaign.

“I am thrilled to get this kind of commitment to safety from so many working miners, and I thank the NSSGA for their efforts to reduce workplace injuries and fatalities at mining sites across the nation,” Zatezalo says.

NSSGA’s seat belt safety campaign was recognized at the association’s Legislative Policy & Forum in Washington, D.C., from Nov. 18-20. Seat belt safety was also a point of emphasis during NSSGA’s Annual Convention in February in Indianapolis.

According to MSHA, two fatal accidents this year were caused in part by failure to wear seat belts while operating mobile equipment.

Zach Mentz

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Zach Mentz is the managing editor for both Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants magazines. Zach is a graduate of the Tim Russert Department of Communications at John Carroll University. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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