Joe Whiteman, director of safety services The Voice Newsletter January 2022 The respiratory protection standard directs employers on establishing and maintaining a respiratory protection program. The standard sets out the requirements for administration, procedures, training, fit testing, medical evaluation, selection, use, maintenance, cleaning, storage, and repair. We should look at this as t...

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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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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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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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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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Safety Awards

Posted on September 24, 2021 in: Press Release, Safety

ST. LOUIS, MO September 24 – Concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for 2020 were recognized by the Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., at the association’s Annual Conference in St. Louis on September 23. W. Burr Bennett Awards for Safety Excellence were given to specialty contractor Hemma Co...

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Concrete Pump Truck Set Up - Common Do's and Don'ts Joe Whiteman, director of safety services As concrete contractors, having a concrete pump truck on your jobsite may be as common as a house having a front door. As regular as that piece of equipment may be on the project, using it can easily become routine, and routine can lead to complacency. When complacency sets in ques...

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Praise in Public, Coach in Private - It Works for Safety Too Joe Whiteman, director of safety services You have more than likely heard the phrase, “praise in public, coach in private." These are good words to live by when managing employees. However, determining a public or private approach to coaching is dependent upon when coaching is required, the employee, and the potentia...

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