Safety

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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Situational Awareness

Posted on February 01, 2020 in: Safety

Situational Awareness Michael Schneider, Safety & Risk Management Council 2-2020 The industry has made much progress over the past few years creating safer working conditions. Today, most accidents occur from unsafe acts, not unsafe conditions. One of the challenges we all face on our projects on a daily basis is keeping our co-workers focused on the task at hand. Staying focused is depend...

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Winter Driving Safety Tip

Posted on January 01, 2020 in: Safety

Winter Driving Safety Tip Jason Anglin, Safety & Risk Management Council 1-2020 As we continue to endure the cold weather months, winter driving has the potential to be hazardous. Often accidents and incidents can be avoided by simply preparing and planning. PREPARE Maintain Your Car – Keep your windows clear and regularly check the battery, tire tread, windshield wipers, no-f...

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Wishing You a Safe Holiday Season

Posted on December 01, 2019 in: Safety

Wishing You a Safe Holiday Season Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services  12-2019 As we get ready to welcome a new year, we must not let our guard down when it comes to safety. As you strive to be a good steward of safety and ensure safe work behavior is the focus, it’s important to remember that accidents don’t stop when you walk off the jobsite. I want to take this opport...

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Personal Fall Arrest Protection (PFAS) Planning Aron Csont, Safety Council Board  11-2019 When it comes to fall protection, there are many things to consider. Depending on the situation, this could take some time to plan out, but taking the time to plan your work will ensure your employees are working safely and that you are using the correct personal fall arrest equipment for your elevat...

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The Safety and Risk Management Council (SRMC) of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, is pleased to announce that Chris Plue, senior vice president, Webcor Concrete Division, San Francisco, CA, received its ASCC Member Owner Safety Award for 2019, presented September 19 at the association’s Annual Conference in Chicago. The purpose is to annually recognize one owne...

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Concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for 2018 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 Chicago, IL on September 19.

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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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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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