Safety Resources for Concrete Contractors

The ASCC is committed to informing responsible decision-making and promoting safety in the concrete industry. At the forefront of these initiatives is our Safety & Risk Management Council.


The ASCC Safety & Insurance Hotline, free for members to use, is answered by our director of safety services.

Safety Manual

This comprehensive manual is the basis for any solid concrete construction safety program. The first copy of this valuable resource is provided free. Members can print or customize the document to fit their organization.

Safety Management Plan

ASCC’s Safety Council developed this manual to help small contractors implement a basic safety management plan. The document discusses:

  • Policy Statements
  • Safety Responsibilities
  • Inspections
  • Accident Investigation
  • Safety Meetings
  • Rules
  • Training
  • Recordkeeping
  • First Aid
  • Emergency Planning
  • Hazard Communication
  • Concrete Construction
  • Electrical Safety
  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Spaces
  • Lock-Out/Tag-Out
  • Scaffolding
  • Trenching and Excavating
  • Substance Abuse

This manual includes numerous sample forms and tags. Updated as necessary.

Safety Consulting Services

Contractors can elect to have a comprehensive evaluation of their safety program, safety leadership and/or field operations. Evaluations are performed by ASCC’s director of safety services. Audits are best performed on contractor’s job site and via face-to-face interviews, however written materials can be reviewed remotely as well. There is an additional cost for this service.

Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) Examples and Template

Members have access to a template of a JHA form and sample forms for a long list of jobsite tasks.

Tool Box Training

This resource, focused on concrete construction safety contains 52 “Talks” written by ASCC contractors and reviewed and edited by SRMC members; attendance logs included. English and Spanish versions available.

OSHA Silica Rule Documentation

The ASCC can provide information in a variety of formats to educate you and your employees on OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Standard. We offer an introductory PowerPoint, articles, a testing program, white papers and a template for an Exposure Control Plan.

Silica Sampling Program

A partnership with the Construction Employees Association (CEA) provides silica sampling services for ASCC members. Members have access to sampling & testing equipment from SGS Galson at a discount, in return for contributing their test data to the CEA database.

Discounts on Valuable Safety Publications

Below is the list of safety resources available to ASCC members. Your first copy is free!

  • Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th Edition
  • Cement Burn Poster
  • Construction Spanish Pocket Dictionary
  • Tool Box Training CD 
  • Safety Bulletins
  • Insurance Bulletins
  • Basic Safety Rules for Construction (English and Spanish)
  • Employee Safety Orientation (English and Spanish)

Safety Bulletins

The ASCC offers a set of bulletins containing brief summaries of safety issues specifically affecting the concrete contractor.

Insurance Bulletins

ASCC insurance bulletins (available in a set of 12) contain brief discussions of insurance issues affecting the concrete contractor.

Jobsite Visitor Safety Orientation Checklist

This checklist will ensure all your bases are covered to keep jobsite visitors safe and secure.

Site-Specific Safety Plan Templates

These templates help general contractors & specialty contractors develop project-specific plans to maximize communication and protect project management, supervision, subcontractors and workers.

ASCC Safety Awards Program

Each year the ASCC recognizes contractors who have implemented successful safety programs. Awards are presented in the following categories:

  • Zero Lost Time                        
  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Recognition
  • Improvement                                                   
  • Fleet Safety
  • Owner/Executive

General contractors and specialty contractors who score in the top 10% of all applicants are invited to apply for the prestigious W. Burr Bennett Award for Safety Excellence, awarded annually by the ASCC.

Monthly Virtual Roundtables

All encouraged to join, One-hour peer discussions of timely safety topics such as Formwork Failures, COVID Best Practices and Medical Marijuana in the Workplace.

Safety Mentors

Be a mentor or request one as a way to improve your performance as a safety professional.

Safety Coverage in Our Monthly Newsletter

Within every edition of the ASCC newsletter (sent for free each month) ASCC members will find columns on hot topics on concrete construction safety.

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