Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 8

Chairman's Commentary

Safety and Our Industry
A timeless issue requiring constant improvement
As a third-generation owner of
Gallagher Asphalt Corp., I grew up
in the asphalt pavement industry.
Over the years, I watched my father
and uncle, as well as our competitors
and others in the industry, as they
managed their companies and
prospered. My father and uncle
treated their workers like family,
and they always kept the health and
safety of their employees in mind.
In turn, those workers put their best
effort into the company's work.
As I was discussing this Chairman's
Commentary with my brother,
Patrick, he summed it up succinctly,
"It is a timeless lesson we should
all apply: Safety is good for morale,
productivity, and the bottom line."
NAPA's focus on safety spans
a range of issues from work
zones to plants to communities.
The association aims to ensure
contractors and mix producers have
the information they need to keep
employees healthy and on the job.
Working through the NAPA Health
& Safety Committee, educational
sessions, regulatory advocacy,
and technical and educational
publications, NAPA champions worker
safety as a core value of our industry.
At the 2017 NAPA Annual
Meeting in Orlando, safety experts
and leaders of NAPA member
companies discussed from the main
stage the importance of making
employee safety not just a priority
but a central part of a company's
culture. In business, priorities can
change from day to day, but a
company's culture is a constant.
As part of NAPA's culture, the
NAPA Health & Safety Committee
plays an active role in our
industry's efforts to protect workers
by developing and directing
resources that can best assist NAPA
members. For example, over the
past year, NAPA worked to keep the

industry aware of changing federal
regulations, including Federal
Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA) trucking hours-of-service
requirements, confined spaces in
construction rules, OSHA's hazard
communication standard, and
changes to injury reporting and
other record-keeping provisions.
Capping a decade of work by
the Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine
Partnership, the Health & Safety
Committee is now crafting guidance
to aid industry compliance with
OSHA's Silica Rule. The partnership
helped ensure the asphalt pavement
industry has ways to meet the
compliance obligations for milling,
but the rule remains complex.
Recognizing the need for
additional guidance, OSHA delayed
enforcement of the Silica Rule
until Sept. 23, but companies are
still obliged to implement dust
control technologies and practices
to be in compliance with the new
exposure limits by June 23, 2017.
NAPA and its Health & Safety
Committee continue to review
the rule's provisions and provide
industry guidance on meeting
these obligations. More information
about the Silica Rule can be found
at www.AsphaltPavment.org/silica.
Work zone safety also remains
a perennial concern for NAPA and
the Health & Safety Committee.
The association promotes a variety
of work zone safety educational
options, and it is working to
develop additional paving- and
milling-specific operational and
work zone safety training in
collaboration with the American
Road and Transportation Builders
Association (ARTBA). We are also
working through the Go to Market
program to develop a video that
stresses to the public the need to
drive carefully in work zones.

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By Dan Gallagher,
NAPA Chairman
During NAPA's Annual Meeting,
the Health & Safety Committee
sponsored a work zone safety
training focused on traffic control
- both external controls designed
to prevent third-party intrusions
and internal controls to improve
communication and activities that
can greatly reduce, if not prevent,
injuries inside the work zone.
One additional traffic control issue
identified at the Annual Meeting is
an importance of documenting traffic
control procedures and setups. Proper
documentation helps companies and
paving crews learn from what was
effective in the past, as well as provides
important records in the event of
litigation following a third-party
intrusion or other work zone accident.
These activities are communicated
through NAPA meetings, publications,
and webinars. In fact, NAPA recently
launched a "Safety in the Workplace"
webinar series focusing on innovations
in plant safety, strategies for safer
work zones, OSHA training programs,
and innovations that make our
workplaces safer. More information
about these webinars can be found at
www.AsphaltPavement.org/webinar.
Providing relevant, industryspecific health and safety information
continues to be a top priority for
NAPA. As the complexity of health
and safety issues and compliance
obligations continue to grow, NAPA
and its Health & Safety Committee are
working to help our NAPA members
and the industry as a whole build
the sort of safety culture that ensures
everyone gets home safely. AP


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017

Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
Back to Basics: Plants and Pavings
NAPA Launches Emerald Eco-Label Tool
Recycled Materials: 2015 RAP/RAS/WMA Survey Results
A High-Quality Pavement Partnership
Making the Jump From 15 Percent to 40 Percent RAP
One Secret to High Quality Pavements
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - cover1
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - cover2
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 5
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 6
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 7
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - Chairman’s Commentary
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 9
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - Industry News
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 12
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 13
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 18
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - Back to Basics: Plants and Pavings
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 20
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 21
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - NAPA Launches Emerald Eco-Label Tool
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 24
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 25
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - Recycled Materials: 2015 RAP/RAS/WMA Survey Results
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - 28
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - A High-Quality Pavement Partnership
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - Making the Jump From 15 Percent to 40 Percent RAP
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - One Secret to High Quality Pavements
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - Industry Calendar
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - May/June 2017 - Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com
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