COVID Contact Tracing and Construction Safety Jason Anglin, SRMC Board   8-2020 In construction we know the hazards our project teams encounter. We’ve been trained to recognize the dangers of falls, heat stress, heavy equipment and many other hazards that could pose a safety threat. Safe companies have written plans to address known hazards that may be encountered under normal ...

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The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, announced today that its 2020 Annual Conference will be replaced with a virtual conference the same week, September 21-25.

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter July 2020 ASCC is looking to advance the implementation of constructability concepts for concrete construction. Case studies by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) cited cost reductions of between 6 and 23 percent, benefit/cost ratios of up to 10 to 1, and significant schedule reduction. Now we want to hear from ASCC concrete contr...

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COVID-19 Safety for Fleet Vehicles

Posted on July 01, 2020 in: Safety

COVID-19 Safety for Fleet Vehicles Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services 7-2020  We are about five months into the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, I have had an opportunity to speak with several members across the country to hear what their specific challenges are dealing with safety precautions and recommended safe work practices related to the Coronavirus. For the most part, I ...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter June 2020 ACI Concrete International has featured a Q&A section at the end of the magazine for years. Recently, some of the Q&As are originating (see titles in italics) from the ASCC Contractor Email Forum. There have been a great number of these articles of value to contractors. Because of that, I have listed specific Q&A of...

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Hot Weather, COVID-19, and Heat Related Illness; Oh My! Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services 6-2020 As the summer months approach, we all should begin the process of getting our workers trained on heat related illnesses. Although we are just beginning to experience elevated temperatures, we need to be mindful of another factor that can potentially exasperate those effects - the added laye...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter May 2020 Since 1996, ACI 301 “Specifications for Concrete” provided an option in which the specifier could require the contractor to submit a plan for wet-weather protection activities. The specification language for ACI 301-16, 5.1.2 Submittals is shown below. During placement of concrete, unless protection is provided, ACI ...

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Join Our ASCC COVID-19 Roundtable Calls; a Weekly Forum to Share Challenges and Resources Joe Whiteman, Director of Safety Services 5-2020 During this pandemic, contractors across the country are faced with many challenges related to operating under federal, state and local guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. Last month we highlighted the COVID-19 resource page on the ASCC website. That page co...

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Safety & Risk Management Council   ason Anglin, Safety & Risk Management Council  5-2020 One of the basic principles of any safety program is to control risk exposure for our workforce and projects. By limiting operational risk we help reduce the potential for injury and incidents and decrease the level of severity when such events occur. A tool that is often underutiliz...

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Bruce Suprenant, Technical Director, The Voice Newsletter April 2020 The ASCC Hotline has been in existence for about 50 years, taking calls on business, contracts/specifications and technical issues. The success of the Hotline is not about the person answering the calls, but the contractors that call in. As contractors call, more information is obtained about an issue or project, which collect...

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