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Whether you’re looking for information about the redi-mix concrete chipping process, are searching for safety tips to better protect your team or want to know more about general concrete information, you’ve come to the right place. Our concrete blog offers insight into everything you might want to know about chipping concrete.

Pneumatic Tool Safety in Concrete Work

A wide range of job site precautions — such as those related to pneumatic tool safety — come into play when you’re working with concrete. Whether your work involves concrete chipping, grinding or concrete drilling, you‘ll often find yourself using handheld jackhammers, concrete grinders or high-impact combination hammers. Here’s how to keep yourself safe while […]

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Hearing Protection: An Important Aspect of Job Site Safety

Hearing protection is crucial for anyone who carries out concrete construction work. Why? Because crew members are around loud, damaging noise each and every day. Take concrete chipping pros, for instance. Concrete chippers work in confined spaces, using jackhammers to chip away at layers of hardened concrete inside the drums of ready-mix concrete trucks. The […]

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Concrete Work Gloves: Essential PPE for Construction

Hand protection, like that provided by concrete work gloves, plays a key role in construction safety. After all, concrete and construction crews do a lot of work with their hands. At General Chipping, for instance, gloves are a regular part of our chipping experts’ personal protective equipment (PPE). As important as those gloves are, however, […]

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Dirty Jobs (Like Chipping Concrete): Somebody’s Got to Do ‘em

Anyone familiar with the Discovery Channel’s former “Dirty Jobs” program knows that host Mike Rowe regularly got himself into sticky — often dangerous — situations, all in the name of education. The program’s premise was to show the world what some of the hardest workers out there endure each day, and one episode stands out […]

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Heat-Related Illness: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

The sun is out, the weather’s warm — and in the world of concrete and construction work, heat-related illness poses a threat. At General Chipping, although our crew enjoys carrying out our concrete work in the great outdoors, we understand there are risks to consider. For crews everywhere, failing to take hot conditions into account […]

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Hurricane Season 2020: Are Your Construction Sites Prepared?

  Hurricane Season 2020 kicked off on June 1, and many forecasters predict heavy activity ahead. The Weather Channel notes an anticipated 13 to 19 named storms, six to 10 hurricanes and three to six major hurricanes. In other words, for those who live and work in areas vulnerable to hurricanes, it’s time to prepare […]

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This National Safety Month, Consider Mental Health, Too

June is National Safety Month. This annual event is an opportunity for crews everywhere to assess day-to-day operations, find areas that could be improved upon and take active measures to better protect team members and those around them. While you should always cover basic concerns such as ensuring your team is up to date on […]

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Keeping Crew Members Healthy Amid a Pandemic

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic might have many people — across many fields — working from home, but not everyone has that luxury. For individuals who work in concrete and construction, day-to-day operations are more or less business as usual. Teams are gearing up, making their way out to job sites and rolling up their sleeves […]

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COVID-19: Construction Companies and Others Help with PPE

As nations the world over continue working through the uncertainty of COVID-19, personal protective equipment (PPE) is more important than ever. Under these circumstances, however, PPE doesn’t relate to the hard hats, eye protection, work gloves and steel toe boots our concrete blog typically covers. It’s the protective items healthcare professionals need to perform their […]

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The Numbers Don't Lie: Safe Construction Practices Matter

Concrete and construction work are inherently dangerous, but placing safe construction practices front and center for your crew can make a world of difference. Here are just a few startling statistics to consider: 5,147: The number of private industry workers who died on the job in 2017 That translates to: 99+ worker deaths per week […]

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