The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, has released a new Spanish version of the Concrete Employee Safety Orientation DVD for concrete contractors. The training tool was developed by members of the ASCC’s Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) and released at the ASCC Annual Conference in September.
“This 40 minute presentation on the basics of concrete construction safety topics can be used by concrete contractors to educate new Spanish-speaking employees, and as a refresher for seasoned workers,” says Janet Greco, SRMC Chair.
Shot on active concrete construction sites, the concrete safety DVD covers alcohol and substance abuse, PPE, pre-task planning, hand and power tools, fire prevention, excavation and trenching, handling fresh concrete, forming, rebar, pumping, hazardous materials and much more. An accompanying User Guide explains how to use the DVD most effectively and contains sample test questions.
The Safety & Risk Management Council is a specialty council dedicated to “making ASCC members the safest contractors in the concrete industry.” The Council board consists of safety and insurance professionals from all aspects of the concrete contracting industry. Council activities include publication development, review and monitoring of ASCC events and materials for safety compliance, member education, maintaining a safety awards program, and staffing a safety hotline.