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National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

Alliance Signed: February 11, 2003
Renewed: February 8, 2006
Renewed again: October 5, 2010
Renewed again: December 7, 2012
Renewed again: March 22, 2016
Renewed again: February 13, 2019​
Renewed again: March 28, 2022


“For the first time ever, MSHA and an industry association have jointly agreed to adopt safety and health performance goals with objective measures. This alone is unprecedented. They obviously see safety as a value.”

“NSSGA is again showing its leadership. There is one key phrase in the agreement that truly sums up this pact: 'We need a culture of prevention.”

“This agreement signals a new era of cooperation between the aggregates industry and government.”

Both groups will work to promote a national dialogue on mine safety and health by sharing information on best practices or effective approaches to eliminating mining hazards, as jointly determined by MSHA and NSSGA. The alliance will conduct this dialogue with others in the mining industry through individual or joint outreach.


Training Materials

Alerts Created in Partnership with NSSGA

Think and Stay Alert on the Job - June 2014
Best practices to avoid accidents, injuries, and falls caused by carelessness

Machinery Accidents - June 2014
Best practices to avoid accidents when using machinery

Non-Powered Hand Tools Accidents - June 2014
Safety tips for using manual tools

Powered Haulage Accidents - June 2014
Best practices to avoid potential accidents and injuries caused by powered haulage

Materials Handling Accidents - June 2014
Best practices to avoid injuries associated with -- lifting, pulling, pushing, or shoveling stone, sand, or gravel, and all types of materials handling.

Slips, Trips, & Falls Accidents - June 2014
Best practices to prevent injuries caused by slipping, tripping, or falling.

Stored Energy - February 2014
Failure to recognize and control stored energy injures, disables and kills miners at stone, sand and gravel operations.

Think Safety and Carry a Big Stick - December 2013
With winter upon us, many parts of the country will experience inclement weather. The temptation to ignore rules pertaining to securing rail cars rises during periods of foul weather.

Non-Powered Hand Tools Hazard Alert - September 2013
In 2012, 227 accidents resulted from the use of non-powered hand tools at stone, sand and gravel operations. These accidents accounted for 15 percent of the total injuries reported at these operations.

Slips, Trips, Falls Alert - August 2013
In 2012, 329 accidents classified as Slips, Trips or Falls occurred at stone, sand and gravel operations.

Material Handling Injuries Alert - June 2013
In 2012, 578 Handling Material accidents occurred at stone, sand and gravel operations.

Powered Haulage at Aggregate Operations - March 2013
In 2012, there were 112 accidents classified as powered haulage at stone, sand, and gravel operations. These accidents account for more than seven percent of the total injuries at aggregates operations.

Slips, Trips & Falls Hazard - November 2012
In 2011, 25 percent of all aggregates sector injuries were due to a slip or fall. During this period, about 400 persons fell or lost their footing and suffered an injury.

Machinery Hazard Alert - August 2012
In 2011, 156 persons were injured working with machinery. These accidents represent 10 percent of those that occurred in the aggregates sector.

Injuries at Aggregate Operations - July 2011
In 2010, approximately 1,700 injuries occurred at stone, sand and gravel operations

Aggregate Contractor Fatalities - March 2011
Use Fall Protection and Block Equipment Against Motion