Entries for 2019

Be a Resource; ASCC Has Your Back

Posted on September 01, 2019 in: Technical

Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter September 2019 Some time ago, an architect from Washington D.C. called to ask about polished concrete. Rather than answer his questions directly, we referred him to a CPC member. That CPC member developed a relationship with the architect and ended up doing some work for him. Recently, ASCC received requests from the facilities managemen...

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Annual Conference Safety Highlights

Posted on September 01, 2019 in: Safety

Annual Conference Safety Highlights   Seth Randall, Clark Concrete  9-2019 Protecting the human head from trauma cuts across industry and profession. It is a topic among parents and children learning to ride a bike, as well as among professional football players. In 2017, 971 fatal injuries occurred in the construction industry, with a rate that triples the overall US workplace...

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The Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) has published a PreConstruction Checklist for Safety Policies & Procedures. The purpose of the document is to stimulate discussion of job-specific safety protocol and procedures, with all pertinent parties prior to project start-up.

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Safety Summit 2020

Posted on August 08, 2019 in: Press Release

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mt. Vernon, IA, announce the ASCC/TCA Safety Summit 2020. This is a new event, designed to bring those responsible for safety in their companies together for a day of information exchange. “Our hope is that safety professionals from ASCC and TCA members across the country will come...

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The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), has developed seven Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) sheets for tasks primarily related to the process of polishing concrete. JHAs are used on the jobsite, prior to starting work each day, to remind craftsmen of the risks inherent in the work for the day and the precautions that must be taken...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter July 2019 310 Decorative Concrete, a joint ACI-ASCC committee currently chaired by Clark Branum of Diamatic USA, is best known for producing ACI 310R-13 “Guide to Decorative Concrete”. But subcommittee 310-0J, chaired by Pat Harrison of Structural Services Inc, and assisted by many CPC members, has developed a new document &l...

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Annual Conference Safety Highlights  Sheri Bankston, Safety & Risk Management Council  July/August -2019 ASCC’s Annual Conference is September 19-22 in the beautiful city of Chicago. This year’s event prom­ises to be packed with a variety of information pertinent to concrete professionals. Your Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) has worked diligently on a ...

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When Should I Replace My Hard Hat? Heather Baines, Safety & Risk Management Council   6-2019 I give the safety orientation for all our new employees and I find myself spending a lot of time on hard hats and expiration dates. Why? Because hard hats with stickers from tons of jobs represent years of working in construction. Often there are so many stickers on a hard hat you would t...

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The Heat is On: Don’t Let it Catch You Off Guard!          Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services    5-2019      As I channel my inner Glenn Frey and hum the lyrics to “The Heat Is On,” I’m thinking about how quickly summer has come upon us. I hope everyone is ready and prepared for hot w...

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5 Things You Can Do to Build Your Safety Culture That Don’t Cost Anything   Joe Rock, Safety & Risk Management Council   5-2019 I’ll admit the title may be slightly misleading, as we all know that any action or process takes time and time equals money. However, if you consider for a moment that the major players in the construction industry spend millions of...

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