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The bimonthly publication of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association November/December 2010, Volume 26, Number 6 TABLE OF CONTENTS 13 In This Issue: In this issue dedicated to health and safety, we give kudos to our safety-minded members who work to ensure wellness for all of their employees. And these members include both producers and manufacturers. For instance, in its 175th year, McLanahan Corp. has an excellent safety record, realized through enforcement of policies, emotional commitment and financial commitment to new and better techniques, systems and equipment. Manufacturers often see the same “superhero” mindset that producers can experience with employees. But McLanahan has exhibited that from owners to managers to the entire team, safety is a culture that must be embraced company-wide. As executive vice president, chief financial officer and corporate secretary, Sean McLanahan said, “Human nature being what it is, we must constantly reinforce safety expectations every day – forever.” Our 2009 James M. Christie Safety Professional Award winner, Cheryl Ann Suzio, shares this attitude in her work as vice president for safety, to reduce injuries and illnesses at York Hill Trap Rock Quarry Co., Inc. For more than two decades, Cheryl has been instrumental in leading efforts not only within her company, but also industrywide, to reduce injuries and illnesses. Her dedication has played a lead role in having driven down to a historically low point the rate of injuries and illnesses in the aggregates industry. Since 1995, Cheryl’s company has had zero recordable injuries among workers. Moreover, in this period, the company received an average of just 3.5 citations per year from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. Our hats are off to Cheryl, to York Hill Trap Rock Quarry Co, to McLanahan Corp. and to all of our members for the diligent work you provide to boost safety for all. Industry Safety Improvements Gained Through Alliances, Safety Culture In the past few years, there has been a big reduction in the injury and fatality rates for the aggregates industry. There are a number of factors tied to this trend, and Joseph Casper, NSSGA vice president of Safety Services, delves into a growing “culture” of safety within aggregate operations as the main reason that injury and fatality numbers are down. 19 Notes from the Chair of the Health & Safety Committee The work of NSSGA’s Health & Safety Committee is guided by the mission of safe production of stone, sand and gravel by its member employees for sale to their customers. Nancy Moorhouse, vice president and director, Safety, Environmental & Benefits, Teichert Aggregates and NSSGA chairman, Safety & Health Committee, recaps some of the programs and strategies that the committee is working on in the coming months. 21 Safety Risk Management and Techniques Are Being Applied Worldwide Risk management principles and techniques are being applied by many mining companies worldwide. Michael G. Nelson, associate professor and chair, Mining Engineering Department, University of Utah, explains why these efforts, and many others, continue to move the industry toward the only goal that’s really acceptable – ZERO accidents. 29 Achieving Wellness in the Workplace: An Occupational Health Program Is an Important Part of Any Company’s Health and Safety Practices James Veneskey, safety manager, Aggregates Industry and NSSGA vice chairman of the Safety and Health Committee, looks at occupational health management and NSSGA’s revised Safety and Health Guiding Principles to address both the safety and health aspects of achieving total workplace wellness. 30 Once Again, The Future is Now Pamela J. Whitted, NSSGA vice president for Government Affairs, discusses what is bound to be an unpredictable election year and the importance of preparing today for the changes that are certain to come next year. 32 It’s Not Too Early to Consider Exhibiting Everything Aggregates Under One Roof Rick Feltes of Lafarge, chairman of the AGG1 Management Committee, describes the exhibition space and the opportunities for exhibitors at the 2012 AGG1 Forum and Expo in Charlotte, N.C. AGG1 will open space sales at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 in Las Vegas, March 11. Departments 4 9 39 40 43 46 46 Events Calendar Legislative & Regulatory Calendar Rip ‘N Share Safety Handout NSSGA@Work Products & Services Guide Listings Buyers’ Guide Advertiser.com 33 Don’t Gamble on the Future At a glance, see the highlights of NSSGA’s 2011 Annual Convention in Las Vegas with distinguished guest speaker Steve Forbes, chairman and CEO of Forbes Inc. and editor-in-chief of Forbes Magazine. 35 The 2010/2011 SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition is Under Way The SME/NSSGA 2010-2011 Student Design Competition is under way again. Tanya Walkenbach, Granite Construction, Inc., discusses how the top six teams got to the final stages of the 2009/2010 SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition, an annual competition involving technical design and oral presentations based on an aggregate mining industry design problem. Stone, Sand & Gravel Review, November/December 2010 7 http://www.Advertiser.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - November/December 2010

Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - November/December 2010
Events Calendar
Contents
Legislative & Regulatory Calendar
Industry Safety Improvements Gained Through Alliances, Safety Culture
Notes from the Chair of the Health & Safety Committee
Safety Risk Management and Techniques Are Being Applied Worldwide
Achieving Wellness in the Workplace: An Occupational Health Program Is an Important Part of Any Company’s Health and Safety Practices
Once Again, The Future is Now
It’s Not Too Early to Consider Exhibiting Everything Aggregates Under One Roof
Don’t Gamble on the Future
The 2010/2011 SME/NSSGA Student Design Competition is Under Way
Rip ‘N Share Safety Handout
NSSGA@Work
Products & Services Guide Listings
Advertiser.com
Buyers’ Guide

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