Entries for 2021

It's That Time of Year (Again)

Posted on December 15, 2021 in: Safety

Joe Whiteman, director of safety services The Voice Newsletter December 2021 As we adjust to the cold, whether that be rain, snow or, in here in the Southwest, a little forecasted shade, the holidays are not far behind. Typically this month I write about holiday safety and focus on safe driving, proper ladder use while hanging Christmas lights and general safety concerns synonymous with the hol...

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Jim Klinger, concrete construction specialist The Voice Newsletter December 2021 Full disclosure: It’s 17 July 1982, just about first light. I’m beachcombing barefoot along the pristine Ocean City shoreline. Up ahead, I spot a lone surfcaster working the incoming tide. Several species of highly prized sport fish are running along the Jersey coast now, and I can see straightaway this...

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First Safety Summit Held

Posted on November 17, 2021 in: Press Release, Safety

November 15 – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mt. Vernon, IA, held their inaugural ASCC/TCA Safety Summit in Houston, TX

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Safe Use of Power Tools

Posted on November 15, 2021 in: Safety

Colby Taylor, Ceco Concrete Construction The Voice Newsletter November 2021 We all know that power tools of any type can be very dangerous to the user and bystanders. There are very simple guidelines and tips to utilize during the use of any type of power tool and these guidelines can help prevent injuries. By understanding and abiding by these guidelines these tools can be tremendous asset for...

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Jim Klinger, concrete construction specialist The Voice Newsletter November 2021 Full disclosure: A pat on the back and a tip of the hat to Vince Bailey, who writes the “Estimators Edge” column that appears in the monthly AWCI (Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry) publication “Construction Dimensions”. In addition to offering estimating guidance, Bailey’s ...

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ASCCSAFE - Fall 2021

Posted on November 01, 2021 in: Safety

Watching the Weather

Posted on October 15, 2021 in: Safety

Aron Csont, council director, The Voice Newsletter October 2021 No matter where you are in the country, weather can pose a threat to your work environment. Different parts of the country experience different threats. The time of year will pose different types of weather-related threats on your job sites. Workers should be advised of potential weather threats before they arrive so everyone is pr...

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Jim Klinger, concrete construction specialist, The Voice Newsletter October 2021 Note #1: The ASCC Technical Division welcomes member phone calls to our Hotline and email traffic submitted by members either through the Forum or directly to us. Already this year we have fielded several hundred requests from our members for assistance with technical issues ranging from apparent cold joints in the...

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September 27 – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Education, Research and Development Foundation has awarded two scholarships to students in the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program.

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September 27-- The Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, is pleased to announce that D. Thomas Ruttura, owner, Ruttura & Sons Construction Co., Inc., West Babylon, NY, received the ASCC Member Owner/Executive Safety Award for 2021

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