Entries for 2020

Hot Weather, COVID-19, and Heat Related Illness; Oh My! Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services 6-2020 As the summer months approach, we all should begin the process of getting our workers trained on heat related illnesses. Although we are just beginning to experience elevated temperatures, we need to be mindful of another factor that can potentially exasperate those effects - the added laye...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter May 2020 Since 1996, ACI 301 “Specifications for Concrete” provided an option in which the specifier could require the contractor to submit a plan for wet-weather protection activities. The specification language for ACI 301-16, 5.1.2 Submittals is shown below. During placement of concrete, unless protection is provided, ACI ...

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Join Our ASCC COVID-19 Roundtable Calls; a Weekly Forum to Share Challenges and Resources Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services 5-2020 During this pandemic, contractors across the country are faced with many challenges related to operating under federal, state and local guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. Last month we highlighted the COVID-19 resource page on the ASCC website. That page co...

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Safety & Risk Management Council   ason Anglin, Safety & Risk Management Council  5-2020 One of the basic principles of any safety program is to control risk exposure for our workforce and projects. By limiting operational risk we help reduce the potential for injury and incidents and decrease the level of severity when such events occur. A tool that is often underutiliz...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter April 2020 The ASCC Hotline has been in existence for about 50 years, taking calls on business, contracts/specifications and technical issues. The success of the Hotline is not about the person answering the calls, but the contractors that call in. As contractors call, more information is obtained about an issue or project, which collect...

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ASCC COVID–19 Resources

Posted on April 01, 2020 in: Safety

ASCC COVID–19 Resources Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services  4-2020 Hello ASCC members. Across the country, much of our industry has been deemed essential. As we navigate the challenges and health risks facing essential workers, please know that ASCC is continually updating its resources to meet the frequently changing guidelines. The ASCC website is one way to access those...

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The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC) a subsidiary of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has developed two preconstruction checklists for floors to receive a polished finish. They are “Checklist for the PreConstruction Conference” and “Checklist for the Polished Concrete Pre-Construction Conference.”

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The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a subsidiary of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, has published five Position Statements on topics of concern to the polished concrete contractor and those who specify polished concrete. The position statements clarify the polished concrete contractor’s point of view for architects, engineers, owners and others.

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The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) St. Louis, MO, has launched a program of safety consulting services for its contractor members. Available services include Written Program / Policy Review, Site Safety and Risk Assessment, a Mock OSHA Inspection and an Assessment of Silica Dust Generating Conditions. Services are provided by Joe Whiteman, ASCC’s director of safety services,...

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Powder Actuated Nail Guns

Posted on March 01, 2020 in: Safety

Powder Actuated Nail Guns Phil Diekemper, Safety & Risk Management Council  3-2020 Many of our carpenters today utilize Powder Actuated Nail Guns. They have become lighter, more versatile, and convenient. Use of nail guns, however, has led to new accidents, in lieu of the historical accident of a thumb being smashed by a hammer while holding a nail. Our company has experienced several...

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