When it comes to the construction industry, safety is a critical part of the everyday work environment. Precast concrete company owners and employees need to stay vigilant at all times, and NPCA is committed to providing the resources that can help them establish a strong safety culture and maintain a safe work environment.
The Safety Committee focuses on providing guidance to NPCA member companies to achieve excellence in safety programs and acts as a catalyst for integrating safety in the precast industry. These safety resources are available for use to develop your plant-specific safety manual, educate and train plant personnel and promote a safe culture in the plant environment.
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The NPCA Safety Videos
6 Modules, 1 Goal … SAFETY
Train your precast plant employees on the essentials of safety best practices with the NPCA Safety videos. From equipment to production, each of the six modules focuses on a category of safety best practices and is perfect for toolbox talks or your next safety meeting.
Silica Exposure Control Plan: NPCA Has You Covered
To help precast manufacturers comply with the new OSHA silica exposure rule, NPCA and PCI created a written silica exposure control plan manual. The manual is available on the NPCA Shop and is free for NPCA and PCI member companies.
OSHA is now requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA is also considering whether to broaden the circumstances under which a general industry and maritime employers would be permitted to comply with the silica standard for construction as an alternative to the general industry standard.
Information submitted will allow OSHA to consider new developments and enhanced control methods for equipment that generates exposures to silica, and provide additional data on exposures to silica from equipment and tasks using a variety of control methods under different workplace conditions.
Learn more here.
Safety Hot Topics
Visit our safety blog for the latest Safety Hot Topics to prepare your plant. For additional information on Safety Hot Topics, please contact NPCA Technical Services.
Bimonthly Safety Training
The Safety Committee created a bimonthly safety training series for precasters to use for conducting safety programs at their plant. Each program consists of a PowerPoint, a copy of the program from the NPCA Guide to Plant Safety and additional materials.
OSHA regulations play a major role in the precast concrete industry. Check back here often for updates on important changes, updates and pending regulations.
- OSHA Electronic Injury Reporting Fact Sheet
- OSHA Silica Exposure Fact Sheet
- Crane Certification FAQs
- NPCA Safety Hot Topics