Prevent Texting and Driving in the Workplace

Distracted driving is dangerous, claiming 3,450 lives in 2016 alone. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving including, but not limited to, talking or texting on your phone, eating or drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo or navigation system. Texting is the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for 5 seconds. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed. Continue Reading »


Recognizing a job well done goes a long way towards worker engagement and satisfaction.  Plus it reinforces for all workers exactly what good work looks like and that it is rewarded.  Arizona Rock Products Association makes it easy for their members to implement employee recognition programs as they have established programs in place.  All their members need to do is internally promote and then submit their nominations to the ARPA Safety and Transportation Committee. Forms and instructions»  Driver of the Quarter Description and Entry Form   AGG Star of the Quarter Program Entry Form. pdf

ARPA offers two different awards; Driver of the Quarter and AGG Star of the Quarter.  To get the most out of these programs, encourage everyone throughout your company to make a nomination.  Select and award an winner in each category from your company and then forward on to ARPA for industry-wide recognition.

This is great opportunity to recognize your people and much of the work is already done.

Taseko’s Florence Copper Project Achieves Major Milestone

Taseko Mines Limited (TSX: TKO; NYSE American: TGB) (“Taseko” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that following receipt of all necessary state and federal operating permits, wellfield operations were commenced and injection and recovery systems have now been fully ramped up at its Florence Copper Project in central Arizona. Following an initial leaching period, leach solutions are flowing at expected levels and copper has been detected in solutions recovered from process sample wells. Read more»

Why Southern Arizona needs the Rosemont Mine

We are writing in response to the Dec. 9 guest opinion column, “Rosemont mine would bring devastation to Southern Arizona” by Tohono O’odham Chairman Edward D. Manuel and Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias.
We are with the Southern Arizona Business Coalition (SABC), which was formed to support the responsible development of new, expanding and relocating industries with an emphasis on mining and related technology here in Southern Arizona and around the state.
The headline begins with a very unfitting and disingenuous representation of the Rosemont Copper project being developed by Hudbay Minerals. There is no sound scientific evidence being presented by the authors to support their inflammatory rhetoric.
Let’s look at the facts about the need for copper and this project. As the population has increased and technology has advanced the uses and demand for copper has increased. Copper has to be mined where the ore body exists, period. This is why the Rosemont Copper project is here.  

Tucson Business Radio: Conscious Capitalism Ep 3

This episode of the Conscious Capitalism Southern Arizona Podcast, co-hosted by our own Sarah McCraren, is a good listen for local builders and building owners in addition to anyone interested in what’s going on in Tucson to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase energy efficiency.  We talk to both Local First Arizona and the 2030 District about the SCALE UP Program and how it supports business owners to achieve sustainable energy practices, save money and increase the market value of their buildings.