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...

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Upside-down Stud Rails

Posted on January 15, 2022 in: Technical

Jim Klinger, concrete construction specialist The Voice Newsletter January 2022 Imagine, if you will, the following scenario.  You are scheduled to start installing rebar and PT for an elevated concrete slab tomorrow.  The plywood deck has been swept clean, and the MEP crew has moved out of your way.  You get a call from your stud rail (also known as PSR, or punching shear resist...

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Jim Klinger, concrete construction specialist The Voice Newsletter January 2022 Full disclosure:  To oversimplify enormously, philosopher Blaise Pascal approached the issue of whether or not there was a deity by saying that, if we took a leap of faith and assumed there was, and we were wrong, then we would lose nothing but a few hours of wasted prayer and adoration.  If we were right,...

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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...

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Jim Klinger, concrete construction specialist The Voice Newsletter December 2021 Full disclosure: It’s 17 July 1982, just about first light. I’m beachcombing barefoot along the pristine Ocean City shoreline. Up ahead, I spot a lone surfcaster working the incoming tide. Several species of highly prized sport fish are running along the Jersey coast now, and I can see straightaway this...

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November 15 – The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, and the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA), Mt. Vernon, IA, held their inaugural ASCC/TCA Safety Summit in Houston, TX

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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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Jim Klinger, concrete construction specialist The Voice Newsletter November 2021 Full disclosure: A pat on the back and a tip of the hat to Vince Bailey, who writes the “Estimators Edge” column that appears in the monthly AWCI (Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry) publication “Construction Dimensions”. In addition to offering estimating guidance, Bailey’s ...

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ASCCSAFE - Fall 2021

Posted on November 01, 2021 in: Safety

Watching the Weather

Posted on October 15, 2021 in: Safety

Aron Csont, council director, The Voice Newsletter October 2021 No matter where you are in the country, weather can pose a threat to your work environment. Different parts of the country experience different threats. The time of year will pose different types of weather-related threats on your job sites. Workers should be advised of potential weather threats before they arrive so everyone is pr...

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