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2014 TCA Convention

Who’s Responsible? The Addition of Responsibilities to the Concrete Pump Safety Standard

Rob Edwards, NationsBuilders Insurance Services (NBIS)

 

In 2014, changes to ASME B30.27 - the American National Standard for Safety of Material Placement Systems (Concrete Pumps and Telebelts) in the United States - will be published. The effective date of the standard is one year after publication.

For the first time, the standard contains the responsibilities of everyone involved in placing material using a concrete pump or Telebelt - from the general contractor to the ready mix driver - and everyone in between. Some of the topics covered include: providing a proper setup location, training requirements of each party, inspection of systems, expectations of the mix, and operation in the vicinity of power lines.

Visit bit.ly/1nijFF1 to download your copy of the Standard in preparation for this seminar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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