The Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), has published a Pre-Construction Checklist for Safety Policies & Procedures. The purpose of the document is to stimulate discussion of job-specific safety protocol and procedures, with all pertinent parties prior to project start-up.
The document covers general information such as contact data for significant persons, safety goals and planning, reporting, discipline and quality of life. It also covers more specific criteria including silica, crane activities, heat, and an evacuation plan.
“Making sure all parties understand and are onboard with safety before mobilization is a key factor in maintaining a safe job place,” says Joe Whiteman, director of safety services, ASCC. “It’s in everyone’s best interest to understand what’s expected prior to starting work.”
The ASCC also has checklists for the Pre-Construction Conference, for Pumping Concrete and for Ordering & Scheduling Ready-Mixed Concrete.
The safety checklist is free to ASCC members and $20 for non-members.
The ASCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry.
Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry such as architects, specifiers and distributors. There are approximately 760 member companies in the United States and 14 foreign countries.
For more information, visit www.ascconline.org or call the ASCC office at (866) 788-2722.