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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The Construction Silica Standard One Year Later; Use the Enforcement Statistics to Your Benefit        Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services  4-2019 Now that we’ve had time to decompress from the first year complying with the new construction silica standard, we can utilize the enforce­ment data to identify trends to help us better prepare as we...

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Respirator Safety

Posted on April 01, 2019 in: Safety

Respirator Safety Jason Anglin, Safety & Risk Management Council 4-2019 Respirators are a form of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used to protect employees when a respiratory hazard cannot be eliminated by other means such as engineering, tooling or administrative practices. If a respiratory hazard exists or is suspected, the employer needs to develop a written respiratory program t...

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Another Level of Scrutiny to Ensure Crane Operator Qualification Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services   3-2019 A lot of time and effort has been spent over the last few years on the new crane ruling recently introduced in the construction industry. It is important to note first and foremost; full enforcement of this ruling has been postponed an extra 60 days -- beginning Februar...

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Trench and Excavation National Emphasis Program (NEP) – What You Need to Know Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services   2-2019 Recently OSHA has doubled down on trench and excavation hazards. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that fatalities resulting from trench and excavation activities in 2016 were more than the two previous years combined, at a staggering 23 l...

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