OSHA Focus For 2016
Mar02

OSHA Focus For 2016

What to Expect from OSHA in 2016 and Beyond By Mark A. Lies, II, Patrick D. Joyce and Adam R. Young The New Year is here and with that comes yet another year of enhanced OSHA enforcement and new OSHA regulations. Further, due to the upcoming end of President Obama’s time in office, questions exist as to whether OSHA will continue with its aggressive agenda of enhanced enforcement with increased citations and greater penalties or...

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Ladders and Fall Protection
Mar02

Ladders and Fall Protection

Ladders / Scaffolding Safety and Fall Protection Accidents involving falls, particularly from ladders and scaffolding, can be some of the most severe in the workplace. Fortunately, they are also some of the most preventable. Using good judgment, being aware of the work environment and wearing the proper fall protection, when necessary, will help keep operators safe on the job. The rules and guidelines detailed in this article should...

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On-the-Job Emergencies
Mar02

On-the-Job Emergencies

Every concrete company should have its own safety guidelines and training to ensure the health and safety of its operators and employees on the jobsite. These should include written policies and procedures, safety precautions, training and an emergency plan. Since the risk of injury is high in the construction industry, it is vital that companies train employees to reduce the risk of injury. However, accidents and emergencies do...

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Tales from the Dark Side
Mar01

Tales from the Dark Side

Horror Stories in Polished Concrete Finishes By Chris Bennett Over the years, I have consulted on quite a few projects with exposed concrete (polished concrete) floor finishes. There have been successes and then there have been complete tragedies—slabs so scary that all parties involved lose sleep and sanity for the remainder of their lives! Perhaps the only comforting part of these tragic journeys for most, is realizing they are not...

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GITMO
Mar01

GITMO

Concrete Cutter Repairs Pier at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station One CSDA member recently traveled to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to cut and remove an old concrete pier and returned several months later to resolve a critical issue with the new pier construction. The job involved core drilling six 18-inch-diameter, 7.3-foot-deep holes in concrete pipe piles using diamond tools. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (also known by...

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