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.
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.
ASCC’s Safety Council developed this manual to help small contractors implement a basic safety management plan. The document discusses:
- Policy Statements
- Safety Responsibilities
- Accident Investigation
- Safety Meetings
- First Aid
- Emergency Planning
- Hazard Communication
- Concrete Construction
- Electrical Safety
- Fall Protection
- Confined Spaces
- Trenching and Excavating
- Substance Abuse
This manual includes numerous sample forms and tags. Updated as necessary.
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.
S.T.A.R. is a benchmarking and improvement tool for concrete contractors that can be used to dramatically improve safety performance regardless of company size or type of work. This is not an awards program but a continual improvement tool wherein a company establishes an initial baseline of safety performance, then continually strives to improve their program by incorporating 15 Key Performing Indicators into their safety program. There is an additional cost for this program.
Members have access to a template of a JHA form and sample forms for a long list of jobsite tasks.
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.
Legacy Safety Leadership Program
This program is a day long class with a comprehensive study guide, focusing on improving the skills upper level managers need to oversee and lead their company safety program. This behavior-based training was developed by CEMEX and has been adapted for concrete contractors.
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)
The ASCC offers a set of bulletins containing brief summaries of safety issues specifically affecting the concrete contractor.
ASCC insurance bulletins (available in a set of 12) contain brief discussions of insurance issues affecting the concrete contractor.
This checklist will ensure all your bases are covered to keep jobsite visitors safe and secure.
These templates help general contractors & specialty contractors develop project-specific plans to maximize communication and protect project management, supervision, subcontractors and workers.
Each year the ASCC recognizes contractors who have implemented successful safety programs. Awards are presented in the following categories:
- Zero Lost Time
- Outstanding Achievement
- Fleet Safety
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.
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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