The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), and the Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC), specialty councils of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO, have published four Job Hazard Analysis Forms (JHAs) for polished concrete projects. They are Layout Power Cords, Changing Polishing Pucks, Equipment to Polish Concrete Floor, and Fueling & Grounding of Generator.
These and numerous other Job Hazard Analysis Forms for cast-in-place concrete work are available for ASCC members only at www.ascconline.org. JHAs address tasks for a specific project, and many owners and general contractors require them as part of the concrete contractors’ safety program.
ASCC and its members place the highest priority on safety. In addition to JHAs, ASCC has a customizable 300+ page Safety Manual, a Safety Management Plan for smaller contractors, and Tool Box Talks in English and Spanish, all written by concrete contractors, for concrete contractors.
The CPC was formed to provide standards, education and a professional network for polishing contractors and others in the industry. The Council’s primary goals are to furnish training opportunities and certification programs for their members and to share information on best practices with the design and construction industry.
The ASCC Foundation began in 1989. The group funds both education and research that advances both the quality and productivity of concrete construction.
The ASCC is a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete. They also provide them with 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 740 member companies in both the United States and 14 foreign countries. For more information visit the website at www.ascconline.org or you can also call (866) 788-2722.