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| AGGREGATES ALERTS

Circuit Court
Rules on
OSHA Silica
Standard
THE U.S. COURT of Appeals for the
District of Columbia Circuit recently
issued a ruling that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) could proceed with a
respirable crystalline silica standard
enacted in 2016.
The court did not give weight to
studies that have shown that the
aggregates industry's compliance
with current regulations has been
effective in reducing and appropriately monitoring silica exposure to
workers. Silica is the second most
common mineral in the world and
despite the fact that silica-related
illnesses have dropped dramatically the past four decades, the
rule reduces the workplace exposure
limit by half from 100 micrograms
per cubic meter to 50 micrograms
per cubic meter over an eight-hour
work shift.
"While the majority of NSSGA
members' operations are not
directly affected by the ruling, we
are disappointed with the disproportionate importance granted to
the agency's positions by the DC
District Court," said Michael W.
Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO.
"We maintain that OSHA ignored a
substantial body of science-based
evidence - including studies by
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention - that full compliance with the 1972 workplace exposure limit protects worker health.
It's also clear that OSHA selected
woefully outdated information to
justify its economic and technical
feasibility assessment."
NSSGA has shown that objective
evidence demonstrates that many
commercial laboratories that analyze

NIOSH Workplace Safety
Infographics Available
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH has
several safety infographics that can be handy for operations to read and share.
Check out more information at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/mining/works.

Steps to Ladder Safety
Each year, 121 workers
are injured on ladders.
Wear safe shoes

Wear shoes that have heels with
a defined front edge.

Remove contaminants

Clean debris, mud, ice, or grease from
the ladder and from your gloves and shoes.

Inspect the ladder

Check for defects such as broken, loose, or
bent parts before climbing.

Face the ladder

Face the ladder when climbing up
and down.

Climb and descend carefully
Never jump from a ladder or climb
more than one rung at a time.

Maintain three points of contact

When climbing, don't carry anything in your
hands. Use a backpack or shoulder strap
for tools and personal items.

To learn more, visit cdc.gov/niosh/mining
To download the NIOSH Ladder Safety App, visit go.usa.gov/xRQH8
Reported data based on an analysis of nonfatal injuries reported to MSHA between
2010 and 2015 involving ladders. Recommendations are based on CFR 30 56.11011,
CFR 29 1926.1053, and ANSI ASC A14.3-2008.

workplace air samples do not consistently provide the analytical accuracy at this lower limit. Johnson
said that NSSGA will continue to

pursue policies that are based on
the best available science and that
protect the health and safety of
aggregates industry workers.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018

Aggregates News Blasts
Aggregates Assist in Hurricane Relief
Trump Regulatory Agenda
Houston Mayor Welcomes Aggregates Industry
2018 AGG1 Academy & Expo
2018 NSSGA Annual Convention
2018 Young Leaders Annual Meeting
There Is a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Introduce Your Quarry Application
Rip & Share
Products & Services Guide
Index of Advertisers
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Intro
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Aggregates News Blasts
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Aggregates Assist in Hurricane Relief
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Trump Regulatory Agenda
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Houston Mayor Welcomes Aggregates Industry
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - 2018 AGG1 Academy & Expo
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - 2018 NSSGA Annual Convention
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - 2018 Young Leaders Annual Meeting
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - There Is a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Introduce Your Quarry Application
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Rip & Share
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - 57
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Products & Services Guide
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Index of Advertisers
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