Michigan Aggregates Association

NSSGA Update – Trump Administration Selects Past NSSGA Safety Committee Chair to Serve as Senior Advisor to MSHA Assistant Secretary

Aggregates industry veteran Ed Elliott joined MSHA as a senior advisor to the acting assistant secretary.

With a 30-year career in the aggregates industry, recently working as director of safety and health for Rogers Group, Inc., Elliott truly understands safety at quarries and pits. He will work directly with acting MSHA Assistant Secretary Wayne Palmer for the time being. David Zatezalo is the administration’s nominee to lead the agency.

As he settles into his new role, Elliott said that he looks forward to frequently meeting with operators and miners across the country. “Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta wants us to reach out and engage with stakeholders to improve overall safety and health for miners,” Elliott said. He also looks forward to putting his industry expertise to good use while at the agency. “There are a lot of positive things being done in the metal and nonmetal industry that I think can benefit how we approach safety and health,” he said.

Elliott is a past recipient of the James M. Christie Safety Professional of the Year Award and previously chaired NSSGA’s Safety Committee. NSSGA looks forward to continuing to work with Elliott and others at the agency.