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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 safety training and personal protective equipment (PPE) use, other health [...]
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Concrete Burns: What You Need to Know

The general public may see freshly poured concrete and think it’s just an opportunity to “leave their mark,” but concrete pros know fresh material can cause serious concrete burns to anyone who isn’t careful. (That includes professionals and everyday citizens alike.) Here are a few things you need to know about this chemical burn danger. How Concrete Burns Happen Part of concrete’s appeal is its [...]
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Concrete Work Safety: Looking Beyond Traditional Job Site Considerations

Fall prevention, personal protective equipment (PPE) and on-the-job training are important aspects of construction and concrete work safety, but they aren’t the be all and end all. The truth is, there are a myriad of other issues that come into play on the job site which can have lasting effects on team members’ health. In this blog post, General Chipping takes a moment to consider [...]
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Pouring Concrete in Cold Weather: Tips Every Crew Should Know

The fall and winter seasons offer a welcome respite from blazing summer temperatures, but they also introduce special concerns for outdoor crews. Pouring concrete in cold weather can leave companies at risk of mechanical issues, safety concerns and costly issues in their finished concrete products. Planning ahead is the best thing a concrete or construction crew can do. Here, General Chipping's concrete chipping experts offer [...]
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Stand Ready During National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Headed up by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the annual event is an opportunity for companies and individuals everywhere to assess their existing situations, pinpoint areas for potential improvement and take steps to stand better prepared for whatever the future might hold. And, as we sit in the grip of hurricane season, there’s never been a better time to [...]