The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) presented written pledges of more than 5,000 employees to wear their seatbelts while on the job to prevent injuries.
MSHA reports that two fatal accidents were caused this year in part by the failure to wear seatbelts when operating mobile equipment.
David Zatezalo, assistant secretary at MSHA says: “I thank the NSSGA for their efforts to reduce workplace injuries and fatalities at mining sites across the nation.”
NSSGA presented the pledges as part of its “Why Risk It? Just Click It!” campaign to persuade miners to consistently wear their seatbelts.