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Congressional Infrastructure Action Moves Forward

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate recently held infrastructure hearings in anticipation of President Trump’s 2020 budget release and a possible future comprehensive infrastructure package, according to The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

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NIOSH Releases Software Tool for Hazard Recognition Training

Aggregates plant workers can now challenge themselves to identify workplace hazards with a preview release of EXAMiner software from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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Use of Shingles in Asphalt Pavements Guide Updated

Across the United States, about four out of every five homes have asphalt shingle roofs. Annually, as those roofs are replaced and maintained, about 12 tons of waste shingles are generated, and another 1.2 million tons of manufacturing waste shingles are generated during the production of new shingles.

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Despite State Funding, Michigan Roads Need Major Overhaul

While increased transportation funding provided by Michigan’s 2015 road funding package has allowed many projects to proceed throughout the state, additional investment is needed to complete numerous projects that would improve Michigan’s road and bridge conditions, relieve traffic congestion, and enhance traffic safety and efficiency. This is according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.

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