Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services The Voice Newsletter September 2023 September is national suicide awareness month, a critical opportunity to shine a light on a topic that affects individuals from all walks of life. In industries like concrete construction where the pressure to meet deadlines and ensure safety is paramount, the importance of mental health awareness cannot be understate...

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What’s Working ASCCSAFE September 2023 Grace Fox, Safety Director, Encore Concrete Construction Encore has participated yearly in the OSHA stand downs to prevent falls in construction. Though the emphasis on the topics of fall prevention and protection seems ever present in our discussions, we always get high returns from the increased weight given to the subject during stand downs. The ...

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The Latest ASCCSAFE September 2023 Dr. John S. Gaal, Director - Worker Wellness, Missouri Works Initiative Last fall, my wife and I were traveling from St. Louis to a large conference being held in Las Vegas. Prior to departing for the airport, we were issued boarding passes that seemed inconsistent with our fares. Upon reaching our gate, I spoke with an airline representative about the seat...

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Director of Safety Services Message ASCCSAFE September 2023 The term “Continual Improvement” is no stranger to discussions related to anything ASCC. The definition for continual improvement reads: “the ongoing improvement of products, services, or processes through incremental and breakthrough improvement.” It is a term that we impress upon our members whether it is for ...

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Lan Moody, SRMC Director The Voice Newsletter August 2023 It is important that everyone understands how important effective communication is. No matter if you are in safety, management, in the field, or just at home, it can make all the difference to your success. As fast paced and complex the world of construction may be or, the fast paced and crazy schedule at home, when communicating, there ...

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ASCCSAFE Spring 2023

Posted on June 05, 2023 in: Safety

Jason T.K. Anglin, SRMC director The Voice Newsletter May 2023 In recent years, one of the more complex challenges facing the construction industry is attracting new workers to the industry. As construction professionals, we also understand new workers pose a special hazard to both the project site and to themselves.  Inexperienced workers historically have higher rates of both incident...

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Heat Stress

Posted on April 15, 2023 in: Safety

Shawn Werner, SRMC director The Voice Newsletter April 2023 As the summer months approach, so does the threat of heat stress for our employees. It is important to start planning for warmer weather. Between the years of 2011-2019, BLS reported 344 heat related fatalities, an average of 38 workers a year. In April of 2022 OSHA launched a NEP (National Emphasis Program) for Heat Stress. This wa...

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H2H Website Launch

Posted on March 20, 2023 in: Press Release, Safety

March 20, 2023 – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Education, Research & Development Foundation has announced the launch of a website dedicated to the construction industry’s transformation from hard-hats-to-helmets (H2H). Over the past few years many companies have made the H2H switch, and the new website is aimed at bringing further awareness to this life-saving...

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Joe Whiteman, director of safety services The Voice Newsletter March 2023 Construction Safety Week 2023 takes place May 1 through the 5. I chose March to discuss this event as we all know in construction time flies, and there is a lot to prepare for if you want your organization to be involved with this celebration. Construction Safety Week is exactly that, a celebration of safety which provide...

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