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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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter March 2019 You might be aware that ACI has introduced a new code change proposal that would add a reference to ACI 117 Specification for Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials and ITG-7 Specification for Tolerances for Precast Concrete in the International Code Council (ICC) International Building Code (IBC). This is a new co...

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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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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter January/February 2019 The American Concrete Institute expects to publish “ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” in 2019. The new edition will be the first since the reorganized format was published in 2014 and will include new and updated code provisions along with updated color illustrations for cla...

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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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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter November 2018 ACI’s newest committee, 134, Constructability, has been providing contributions to a constructability column in ACI Concrete International. Members of 134 include Jim Cornell of JN Cornell Associates as chair, Bruce Suprenant, TAC contact, and Bev Garnant as a voting member, along with the following ASCC contractor me...

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Online Learning Opportunities

Posted on July 01, 2018 in: Technical

Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter July 2018 I hope you’re familiar with the ASCC on-line learning through the webinar series. ASCC offered 10 webinars in 2017 and has offered four in 2018. They are a great opportunity to learn from experienced presenters. While you might be aware of the ASCC webinars, ACI also offers online training through its ACI University. ACI ...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter June 2018 The concrete industry relies heavily on the results of concrete compressive strength tests to determine specification compliance or to allow construction activities such as form removal or post-tensioning to take place. While testing the strength of concrete is a simple test and controlled by an ASTM standard, the measured resu...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter April 2018 ACI-ASCC 117 joint tolerance committee met in Salt Lake City last month to discuss our favorite topic—how realistic are the tolerances? And of course, everyone has an opinion. The unfortunate problem is that there is no rationale presented for the tolerances in the document. The committee wants to change that problem wit...

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Watch Your Back Charges

Posted on March 01, 2018 in: Technical

Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter March 2018 Yes, every concrete contractor has felt the dreaded pain of back charges. Concrete contractors can face back charges that are unfair, including: No prior notice of defective work No time to investigate whether the work is defective No time allowed to fix the work No documentation that the cost of the back charges a...

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