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Maryland recognises operators for safety

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The Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA) recognised outstanding operators at their fourth annual safety banquet on 22 April. The event was chaired by Jim Russ, MTBMA president. This is the fourth year that the event has grown in attendance.

NSSGA Vice President of safety, Joseph Casper, called attention to outstanding NSSGA producer members in the state, Aggregate Industries, Blue Grass Materials and Chaney Enterprises for success in eliminating injuries.

“The success of all Maryland aggregates operators in reducing injuries last year is exactly what helped the broader industry reduce its injury rate to an historic low level,” Casper said, and added that 2015 was the 15th consecutive year that the injury rate declined from the previous year.

The MSHA’s total case incidence rate is calculated annually and the 2015 TCIR rate was 2.00, translating to two injuries for 100 workers in a year. Casper said that NSSGA’s advocacy efforts are focused on promoting regulations that are reasonable, rather than overly-zealous and nothing carries more weight with regulators than declining injury rates.

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