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NSSGA’s Michael Johnson says discussion on the next federal infrastructure bill must begin now. Photo: EXTREME-PHOTOGRAPHER/E+/Getty Images

What’s ahead for the funding of roads, bridges

April 17, 2024 By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Michael Johnson discussed the state of highway funding at the 2024 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference.

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Under the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rules, some aggregate producers may reduce their workforce to avoid shouldering large added expenses. Photo: welcomia/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Defining the new independent contractor

April 3, 2024 By

Failure to properly classify independent contractors and document their status at the beginning of a relationship
can now lead to issues down the road.

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MSHA develops tool to connect miners with health care providers

March 12, 2024 By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration’s new Health Resource Locator tool includes care options tailored specifically for miners.

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Although most of “Copper Canyon” takes place at an underground coal mine, author Tim Means says the novel’s lessons apply broadly to all operations subject to the Mine Act. Photo: ollo/ iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

Where MSHA and the industry are right now

November 23, 2023 By and

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran and Margo Lopez take stock of 2023 Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) developments and what may be ahead in 2024.

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Says Suzio York Hill’s Ric Suzio: ““Small businesses thrive on predictability. Frequent, automatic changes hinder their ability to strategically plan.” Photo: NSSGA

Suzio addresses regulatory impacts on small businesses

October 19, 2023 By

Suzio York Hill’s Ric Suzio offered perspective to the House Committee on Small Business during a hearing on Capitol Hill.

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Ohio designates week to celebrate aggregates, industrial minerals

July 18, 2023 By

Government leaders in the Buckeye State are celebrating Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Awareness Week July 17-21.

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The latest on MSHA’s impact inspection activity

July 13, 2023 By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) continues to publish the results of its nationwide impact inspections each month, recently sharing results from its May activity.

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Says Trimble Applanix’s Damir Gumerov: “It’s easier to design a mine site as a closed environment, something where you train people on the site to react.” Photo: P&Q Staff

Texas law to help preserve future aggregate resources

May 26, 2023 By

The state’s Senate Bill 2196 will help both aggregate producers and developers avoid conflicts when determining where resources reside.

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Canadian organization develops infrastructure campaign

August 26, 2021 By

The new ‘Infrastructure: Prosperity by Design’ campaign aims to emphasize how infrastructure is critical to Canada’s vision for the economy and environment.

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