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NRMCA Safety Series

 

The Safety Series is a library of publications and training resources to help the ready mixed concrete industry meet their safety needs and comply with regulations on the federal level. The goal of each publication is to increase safety awareness while reducing injuries and violations. What’s unique about the library is that it is written by ready mixed concrete safety professionals for ready mixed concrete professionals who understand how a safety concept is specifically applied to a task. All safety and operations personnel should have a copy on their desk for quick and handy reference along with having training materials ready to go.

There are two options for a safety manager to present the same topic. One is to gather employees and present the material face-to-face. The second is for individuals to view the lesson online. More importantly, the two methods can be paired where one reinforces the other.

The classroom version comes with a prepared PowerPoint presentation, instructor’s guide, and student training materials. The matching online lesson is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be viewed on any computer, be it at work or home. Both delivery options include an assessment tool to measure learning as preferred by OSHA as well as other regulatory agencies and insurance carriers. The online version also includes an automatic recordkeeping system that tracks proof of training by name-title-date.

 

Online Safety Series (OSS)

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New! Item #OSS_PRE_R - Pre-trip Inspection for Rear Discharge Mixer Trucks
Following the guidelines in Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration’s 49 CRF, Part 396, this comprehensive lesson reviews the daily, seven-step procedure to correctly inspect the truck as well as the mixer. With the sole focus of the lesson on a rear discharge mixer truck, a driver will learn how to develop a safe, routine, and thorough working knowledge of the vehicle. Additional steps are included for rear discharge mixer trucks with liftable axels. >>Preview clip

New! Item #OSS_PRE_F - Pre-trip Inspection for the Front Discharge Mixer Truck
Following the guidelines in Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration’s 49 CRF, Part 396, this comprehensive lesson reviews the daily, seven-step procedure to correctly inspect the truck as well as the mixer. With the sole focus of the lesson on a front discharge mixer truck, a driver will learn how to develop a safe, routine, and thorough working knowledge of the vehicle. Additional inspection steps are included for front discharge mixer trucks with liftable axels. >>Preview clip

Item #OSS_WSWorking Safely On and Around Mixer Trucks
According to OSHA, slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of workplace accidents. That includes 15% of all workplace deaths. As a result, this lesson discusses safe practices for mixer truck drivers who climb up and down steps and ladders to their truck cabs and discharge hoppers approximately 10 times a day. It reviews and emphasizes the use of three points of contact and various safety procedures on and working around mixer trucks when mounting or dismounting these vehicles. Additionally, the lesson covers ergonomic best practices to help mitigate possible muscle strains, sprains, or tears due to repetitive actions while working on and around a mixer. >>Preview clip

Item #: OSS_BAC - Part 1: Concrete Mixer Truck Backing Accident Prevention Program
Mixer drivers learn about the root causes of backing accidents and 11 prevention tips. Appropriate for front and rear discharge mixers.
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Item #: OSS_SPOT - Part 2: Concrete Mixer Truck Rules for Using a Backing Spotter
Mixer drivers learn seven steps to use when working with a spotter, including proper hand and arms signals as well as blind spot awareness tips. Appropriate for front and rear discharge mixers.
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Item #: OSS_LOTO1 - Part 1: Lockout/Tryout/Tagout in the RMC Industry

This 28-minute video lesson explains the Federal OSHA Standard of Control of Hazardous Energy as it specifically relates to compliance procedures and best practice for the ready mixed concrete industry. >>Preview clip 

Item #: OSS_LOTO2 - Part 2: Lockout/Tryout/Tagout in the RMC Industry
How does a producer handle shift changes as well as outside contractors? What’s the regulation state about a producer’s duty when buying new equipment? What are the rules as they relate to old machinery that can’t be locked out? How do you assure your lockout/tagout system is in compliance and how does that relate to training your employees?  >>Preview clip

*One purchase is a 30 day streaming license for 10 individuals to view the 25 minute video lesson and take the quiz. The lesson is accessible from any computer 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Includes automatic recordkeeping system and individual Certificates of Completion by name and date to help supervisors comply with required safety training logs.*

 

NRMCA Safety Series

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Item #2PSS25 - Working Safely On and Around Rear Discharge Mixer Trucks
 
This is a DVD-based Power Point presentation lesson that discusses the proper way to mount and dismount a rear discharge mixer truck using 3-points of contact. Additionally, the lesson covers ergonomic best practices to help mitigate possible muscle strains, sprains, or tears due to repetitive actions while working on and around a mixer. The lesson finishes with a short demo video clip employing the 3-points of contract rule on a rear mixer truck and a class exercise where drivers break into teams to practice safe climbing techniques.

 
Item #2PSS24 - Working Safely On and Around Front Discharge Mixer Trucks
 
This is a DVD-based Power Point presentation lesson that discusses the proper way to mount and dismount a front discharge mixer truck using 3-points of contact. Additionally, the lesson covers ergonomic best practices to help mitigate possible muscle strains, sprains, or tears due to repetitive actions while working on and around a mixer. The lesson finishes with a short demo video clip employing the 3-points of contract rule on a front mixer truck and a class exercise where drivers break into teams to practice safe climbing techniques. A quiz is also included in the lesson.
 
Item #2PSS23 – Hazard Communication for the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry
 
The new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) from OSHA requires chemical manufacturers, distributors or importers (including ready mixed concrete producers) to make adjustments to their Hazard Communication Plan… Is your company ready? The Hazard Communication Standard Guide for the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry has the training and answers for all of these questions. Purchase your guide today!
 
Item #2PSS22 – Lone Worker Safety Program
 
Working alone is something that virtually every employee at a ready mixed concrete plant is required to do at some time or another. Some jobs require it nearly every day. Often it can be a difficult and demanding job that has a potential for injuries. For the ready mixed concrete industry most jobs can be accomplished while working alone but are our employees safe when working alone?

 
Item #2PSS21 – Repair Shop Safety for the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes are designed to explain the safety issues with repair shops. Repair shops have unique challenges with repairing vehicles. Often the mechanic must get into difficult to reach places using hand and power tools. The safe storage of repair shop solvents and lubricants will also be covered. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS20 – Emergency Plans for the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes are designed to explain the OSHA mandated plans of Emergency Action and Fire Prevention. Additionally, a Vehicle Recovery Plan is covered to help companies quickly and effectively deal with getting a vehicle recovered from an accident or just break down. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.

 
Item #2PSS19 – Welding Safety for the Ready Mixed Concrete Industry
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes is designed to teach welding safety. Topics include personal protective equipment (PPE), hot work permits, fire watch duties and portable fire extinguisher use. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS18 Night Pour Safety
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes are designed to teach employees the importance of hazard recognition when it comes to night pours. Job sites are potentially difficult to deliver too in the day, let alone night. Slips, trips and falls as well as temporary lighting are covered. Excavations are more difficult to detect at night and special emphasis is placed on the "1 to 1 Rule." Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS17 – Power Line Safety for Ready Mixed Concrete Drivers
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes are designed to teach mixer drivers the importance of power line safety. Mixers are big and powerful trucks. Mixers have run over electrical transfer boxes as well as pulled down power lines from temporary power run to new and re-developed job sites. Safe distances to keep away from power lines are covered as well as what to do if a mixer is in contact with power lines. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form are enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS16 Highway Safety for Ready Mixed Concrete Drivers
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes is designed to teach mixer drivers the importance of safety in highway work zones. These work zones are especially challenging as motorists encounter a different traffic pattern along with assorted lights and cones as well as flagmen directing traffic. The new OSHA highway work zone letter of interpretation is covered along with the three classes of reflective attire (safety vest) available. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS15 Railroad Crossing Safety
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes is designed to teach employees the importance of railroad crossing safety. There are approximately 227,000 railroad crossings in the US and every year about 2,000 people die or are injured while crossing railroad tracks. Railroad crossing signs, passive and active warning devices and the 7-steps to railroad crossing safety are discussed. A case study is presented where a mixer truck was struck by a train. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS14 Lifting and Chute Handling Safety
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes is designed to teach employees the importance of lifting and chute handling. Sprains and strains are a potential injury that ready mixed drivers must avoid. A pinch point hazard is also created when attaching extension chutes that can injure the hands and fingers. Two instructor led hands-on exercises are included to help the ready mixed driver learn the proper lifting techniques and at the same time, properly adding and removing extension chutes. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS13 Safety Around Concrete Pumps
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes is designed to teach employees the importance of safety around concrete pumps. The very nature of a concrete pump job indicates that the concrete is needed where a ready mixed truck cannot deliver. Electrical hazards through power lines are a major safety issue with concrete pumps along with the high pressures that modern concrete pumps use. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS11 Hearing Conservation Program
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes is designed to teach employees the importance of hearing conservation. Important topics such as what is a decibel and typical high noise areas of a ready mixed concrete plant. Noise monitoring along with audiometric testing along with hearing protector selector is discussed. There is extensive discussion about strategies to reduce noise at a ready mixed concrete plant. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS10 Respiratory Protection Program
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes is designed to teach employees the importance of respiratory protection along with the necessary steps to implement an effective Respiratory Protection Program. A respiratory protection inspection checklist and the OSHA Medical Questionnaire is also included. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS9 Accident/Incident Investigation Program
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes is designed to teach employees the importance of investigating the root causes of accident and incidents. Causal factors along with the steps for conducting a thorough accident or incident investigation are also covered. Drug/alcohol testing along with witness interview skills is discussed along with the documentation needed for potential litigation. Finally, a training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS8 Rollover Prevention Program
 
The NRMCA Rollover Prevention Program CD consists of a 55 slide PowerPoint presentation with instructor notes. The program’s goal is to eliminate rollovers in the ready mixed concrete industry by illustrating causes and preventive measures a concrete delivery professional can take. Actual rollover incidents occurring on highway ramps, rural roads, job sites, extreme weather conditions, intersections and more are investigated, using cause and effect analysis. The instructor will be able to lead participants in methods used to avoid future rollovers. The presentation also summarizes a study, which for the first time, assigns actual speed parameters associated with ready mix truck rollovers.
 
Item #2PSS7 Front-End Loader Safety Program
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes is designed to teach employees how to safely operate a front-end loader. Pre/Post-shift inspections and a front-end loader training checklist is also included. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS6 Plant Safety Checklist
 
The plant safety checklist is designed for a company to self-evaluate facilities per the OSHA standards and take proactive measures to ensure compliance to occupational safety and health regulations There are 14 sections covering the areas of a ready mixed concrete facility along with the maintenance shop and other supporting structures (offices). An optional scoring system can be used to help prioritize corrective actions. 36 pages.  Included Free: An updated, 900+-page General Industry Code of Federal Regulations for easy identification of pertinent CFR passages.
 
Item #2PSS5 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Program
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes is broken down into a train-the-trainer overall program and then 4 separate PPE modules for ease of training RMC personnel. A sample PPE assessment and welding shade guide is also enclosed. Finally, a quiz for every section and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS4 Lockout/Tagout/Tryout Program
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes illustrate the details of a companies' Lockout/Tagout/Tryout program. The sources of hazardous energy at a ready mixed concrete facility are discussed. Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO) of the mixer drum is discussed along with a sample mixer drum LO/TO procedure. Sample equipment-specific LO/TO forms are enclosed along with a sample LO/TO logbook and a LO/TO plan. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS3 Mixer Drum Cleaning Program
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes illustrate the dangers involved in cleaning mixer drums of hardened concrete. Lockout/Tagout of the mixer drum is discussed along with a sample mixer drum Lockout/Tagout procedure. The duties of the entrant, attendant and entry supervisor along with the rescue personnel responsibilities in mixer drum confined space operations. Finally, a quiz and training documentation form is enclosed to help keep track of personnel training.
 
Item #2PSS2 Backing Accident Prevention Program
 
This CD-based PowerPoint presentation and instructor notes illustrates the causes of Truck Mixer backing accidents and the measures to take to prevent them. The kit also comes with training documentation forms, backing accident investigation form, standard truck mixer backing hand and arm signals (English and Spanish) and also handy reference cards that can be given to contractors at construction sites that assist in backing truck mixers.
 
Item #2PSS1Cement Burn Prevention Program
 
This training program and kit provides the ready mixed concrete producer with tools that can be used to communicate the cement burn hazard to employees and customers. Kit includes: truck decals, poster (with photographs), sample warning language, summary of tort issues surrounding cement burns, sample material safety data sheet, sample delivery ticket (which can be modified for your needs). A new module for management and legal counsel covering successful strategies for communicating to customers about the potential for cement burns.
 

 


 

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