The Concrete Polishing Council (CPC), a specialty council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), has developed seven Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) sheets for tasks primarily related to the process of polishing concrete. JHAs are used on the jobsite, prior to starting work each day, to remind craftsmen of the risks inherent in the work for that day, and the precautions that must be taken to avoid accidents.
Tasks covered in the polishing JHAs are changing pucks, safe procedures for emptying the vacuum and filter changes, sealing concrete floors, work location set up, portable generator setup, and fueling generators.
ASCC’s Safety & Risk Management Council (SRMC) has developed a comprehensive list of JHAs for multiple facets of concrete contracting. All are available to ASCC members at www.ascconline.org. The ASCC Safety & Risk Management Council educates contractors on all aspects of safety relating to concrete contracting and insurance matters. The Council also provides oversight on safety publications and events.
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.