Two documents from the American Society of Concrete Contractors, the Safety Manual and the Safety Management Plan, have been newly revised and updated to reflect changes in OSHA regulations and the concrete construction industry. These programs were written by concrete contractors, for concrete contractors, with the goal of helping the industry as a whole. Both were written and revised by ASCC’s Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC).
The 300+ page ASCC Safety Manual covers all aspects of an effective concrete safety program and includes topics on office management and operations. This program will assist the contractor in managing his or her business in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with applicable safety and health regulations. The document may be customized to make it company-specific. The thirty-five chapters include The Cost of Accidents, Roles and Responsibilities, Safety Disciplinary Procedure, Recordkeeping, Employee Orientation, Safety Training, and much more.
The Safety Management Plan was prepared to help small or new contractors develop and implement a basic safety management plan that can be customized to meet the needs of the individual company. The Plan covers policy statements, safety responsibilities, inspections, accident investigation, safety meetings, training, recordkeeping, first aid, emergency planning and more. This management plan includes numerous sample forms and tags and is available as a three ring binder or as a CD.
The SRMC is dedicated to making ASCC members the safest contractors in the industry. Council members share their expertise and experience in the field of concrete construction and concrete engineering to educate and train ASCC contractors in all aspects of safety.
The ASCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of concrete contractors and those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contractors and contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry such as architects, engineers and educators. The ASCC has approximately 535 member companies in the United States and abroad.
For more information go to http://www.ascconline.org.