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New Safety Bulletins

Posted on April 27, 2022 in: Press Release, Safety

April 26 - The Safety and Risk Management Council has published two new Safety Bulletins: Emergency Rescue Baskets and Concrete Burns. ...
Jason T.K. Anglin, Christman Constructors, SRMC board director The Voice Newsletter April 2022 Falls continue to be the leading cause for construction fatalities. Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for 2020, 351 out of the 1,008 fatalities reported in construction were caused by falls. These deaths could have been avoided if the correct training, planning and resources had been in pl...
Joe Whiteman, director of safety services The Voice Newsletter April 2022 Originally started in 2014 when a group of construction firms from the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI), and the Incident and Injury Free Forum (IIF) got together to create an opportunity to influence and celebrate safety. As the years passed, recognition and participation have grown, and “Safety Week&...

Asbestos: A Brief Overview

Posted on March 15, 2022 in: Safety

Joe Whiteman, director of safety services, The Voice Newsletter March 2022 Asbestos was commonly used for insulating buildings and homes against cold weather and noise. Due to its heat and fire-resistant characteristics, it was also a popular fireproofing material in the early 1900s. Asbestos is the fibrous form of crocidolite, amosite, chrysotile, anthophyllite, tremolite or a mixture containi...
March 7 - The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO announces a new Safety Training Assessment & Recognition Program...
Joe Whiteman, director of safety services The Voice Newsletter February 2022 Introduction The ASCC Safety Training Assessment and Recognition program (S.T.A.R.) is a benchmarking and continual improvement tool for concrete contractors to assess their safety program, identify a path for improving performance and culture, and promote “buy-in” within all levels of their company. Mem...
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...

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...
November 15 – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mt. Vernon, IA, he...

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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