Tag: regulation

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Comparing and contrasting MSHA with OSHA

October 7, 2019By

Aggregate producers may not like everything about the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) approach, but a glimpse at a couple of day-to-day practices at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) provides a look at a potential alternative universe.

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MSHA’s 2017 workplace exams rule back in place

October 2, 2019By

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) put this old rule into effect after a court vacated a 2018 update of the rule on examinations of working places.

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New head at the Department of Labor

October 2, 2019By

Eugene Scalia officially took up the office this week, succeeding the departed Alexander Acosta.

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EPA, Army repeal four-year-old WOTUS rule

September 12, 2019By

The agencies’ action sets the stage a new ‘waters of the United States’ (WOTUS) definition that should provide greater regulatory certainty.

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AEM: Data shows tariffs costing taxpayers billions

September 11, 2019By

Dennis Slater, the president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), says it’s time to end the trade war once and for all.

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MSHA seeks data to protect miners from quartz exposure

August 28, 2019By

According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), quartz accounts for the overwhelming majority of naturally occurring crystalline silica.

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Weldon Materials' Bob Weldon is the new chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association. Photo courtesy of NSSGA

Incoming NSSGA chairman Weldon outlines his vision

February 12, 2019By

With infrastructure and other key industry issues on the line in Washington, incoming NSSGA chairman Bob Weldon sees tremendous opportunities ahead.

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Report: Construction spending reaches record high

November 3, 2018By

Spending should stay robust through early 2019, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. But trade disputes, workforce shortages and rising interest rates threaten to undermine long-term growth in construction demand.

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