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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.
 

 


 

 

Updated 2016 Driver’s Hours of Service Compliance Guide

 

 

 

NRMCA's 2016 Drivers' Hours of Service Regulations Compliance Guide has all the answers and can help you and your company be prepared for complying with the recent HOS changes.

 

Over the last decade the federal drivers’ Hours of Service (HOS) regulations have been subject to numerous court actions and Congressional meddling. Now, once again, there are recent, new revisions to the HOS rules including the confusing 30-minute break, 24-hour restart provision and when mixer drivers need to use logs. Do you know how these changes impacts your drivers? Is your company in compliance? Do you know how to be compliant? The 2016 HOS Guide will explain what the law is, how the industry is impacted, and what your company and drivers need to do, or don’t do, to be compliant.


Regular member price $80; Non-member price $350

 


 

 

 

NRMCA Releases New Specification in Practice (SIP) Series

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has released a new Specification in Practice (SIP) series. This series was developed by NRMCA’s Research Engineering and Standards Committee and consists of short (2 page) information sheets written in an easy understandable “What, Why and How?” format. The first 5 topics address commonly found high priority prescriptive issues that impact the ability to produce mixtures that are sustainable and attain the intended performance. The 5 topics were chosen by survey and their frequency of occurrence was quantified by a review of more than 100 currently used specifications. The SIPs can be distributed to specifying engineers by ready mixed concrete industry personnel to improve concrete specifications.
 

Each specification topic is addressed under these headings:

  • States a prescriptive requirement;

  • Indicates whether the requirement is mandated by industry standards;

  • Discusses the basis for the requirement, either real or perceived;

  • Describes adverse implications of the requirement;

  • Suggests alternative performance criteria; and

  • Illuminate the benefits of using the performance requirements in place of the prescriptive requirement.
     

Click here to view the SIP Series.

 

They are also published in the August 2015 issue of the ACI’s Concrete International magazine.

 


 

 

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Concrete Parking Lots: A Better Reflection On Your Business!

 

Concrete Overlays for Existing Asphalt Parking Lots 

 

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NRMCA Members Can Save Money on the NEW ASTM Combo Package

Purchase this combo pack below the ASTM list price

User’s Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete: 2nd Ed. AND ASTM Standards for Ready-Mixed Concrete: 5th Ed.

Special Member price for this combo pack: $165 (ASTM list price $196)

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User’s Guide to ASTM Specification C94/C94M on Ready-Mixed Concrete: 2nd Ed.

This new edition, co-published by ASTM International and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, represents a significant re-write of all portions of the book and explains how to apply C94 in a very straight forward manner.

160 pgs. Reg. member price $75 (ASTM list price $89)

 

ASTM Standards for Ready-Mixed Concrete: 5th Ed.

This new compilation of 38 current ASTM standards related to ready-mixed concrete includes the principal specifications and test methods that are referenced in ASTM C94/C94M Specifications for Ready-Mixed Concrete. The compilation also includes the Manual of Aggregate and Concrete Testing.

301 pgs. Reg. member price $110 (ASTM list price $172)


(By Special arrangement with ASTM International, this publication is ONLY available to NRMCA members at a considerable discount from the ASTM list price.)


 

 


 

Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots

 

The much anticipated Guide to Concrete Overlays of Asphalt Parking Lots, initiated by the NRMCA Promotion Committee, funded by the RMC Research & Education Foundation and written by the National Concrete Pavement Technology Center, is now available. The purpose of this guide is to provide information for decision makers and practitioners about selecting, designing, and constructing successful concrete overlays on existing asphalt parking lot pavements. This guide is a companion document and follows a format similar to the Guide to Concrete Overlays: Sustainable Solutions for Resurfacing and Rehabilitating Existing Pavements and the Guide to the Design of Concrete Overlays Using Existing Methodologies, both of which were also developed by the National CP Tech Center.

Single copies of the 64 page guide are $8

 

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