Material Handling Safety in a Precast Plant

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Material Handling Safety in a Precast Plant

May 29, 2010 · Material Handling Safety in a Precast Plant. “Employee’s back fractured when struck by forklift.” “Employee killed when crushed by overturned towmotor.” “Employee killed when head crushed by gantry crane.”. These are just a few of the “Event Descriptions” found on OSHA’s website when viewing towmotor and crane accidents that resulted in OSHA investigations.

Manual Material Handling (February 2014) - Precast Concrete

Manual Material Handling (February 2014) The SHE Committee prepares bi-monthly safety training programs for precasters to use for conducting safety programs at their plant. This month’s featured safety program is on manual material handling. Click on the link below to view the program material.

Precast Plant Safety Assessment - Why It’s Important ...

To help solidify the importance of a precast plant safety assessment, here are two examples of the most common risks within most precast concrete plants: 1. CEMENT DUST* a. Hazard: Exposure to cement dust can irritate eyes, nose, throat and the upper respiratory system. Skin contact may result in moderate irritation to thickening/cracking of skin to severe skin damage from chemical burns.

Raw Material Handling and Storage - Precast

May 29, 2010 · The majority of precast concrete plants today employ bulk cement in their operations. Bulk cement is stored in circular or square silos made of concrete or steel. Given that cement is sensitive to moisture and must remain dry until used, the silos must be watertight. If kept dry, cement will retain its quality for a very long time.

Handling, Transportation and Erection of Precast Concrete

Handling, transportation and erection of precast concrete elements may require casting in of specific components, reinforcing or other modifications during manufacture. This section is about considerations for the manufacture of precast concrete elements.

handling Archives - National Precast Concrete Association

Raw Material Handling and Storage. ... Archive - 2004-2008 Tagged With: handling, precast, precast ... Quality Control Manual for Precast Concrete Plants; Education.

Materials Handling: Functions, Objectives and Principles

Materials handling occurs whenever a material is moved may be in a manufacturing, dis­tribution (warehouse), or office environment. Materials handling also occur during prepara­tion for shipment, transportation may be by sea, air or land, and moving material in and out of carriers.


National Precast Concrete Association Safety Program of the Quarter - Fall 2007 Chains and Slings 5 Specialized Forklift Equipment for Precast Industry • Any mechanism used in tandem with a forklift/crane to accomplish a lift must be designed and rated by a competent person (ie. P.E.) and be appropriately labeled.

Comprehensive Safety Recommendations for the Precast Concrete ...

V-2. Example of a Plant Safety Policy Statement ..... 97 V-3. Accident Investigation Report Form ..... 104 TABLES II-l. Number of Plants and Employees Producing Precast Concrete Products, 1980 (SIC 3272) 4 II-2. Summary of Plant Censuses (SIC 3272) ..... 4 II-3. Trade Association Estimates of Number of Plants

Worker Safety Series - Concrete Manufacturing | Occupational ...

The facility's sales manager related, "Either you make precast concrete pieces safely, or you don't make them for very long." Oldcastle's safety manager spearheaded the division's commitment to safety and took charge of the VPP application process. She credits the plant employees for their hard work and continued dedication to their safety program.

8 Safety Tips Every Plant Should Follow

Feeling safe is an important aspect of life. A safe house, a safe job, etc., are things everyone desires. To that end, society has developed procedures for almost everything we do, especially in the field of workplace safety. Obviously, some work environments are more dangerous than others. In these ...


– Disregard for safety procedures – Distractions Hand Injuries. Hand Injuries ... cleanup, welding, moderately hot or cold material handling Leather


This basic instruction must be emphasised at safety meetings with supplementary material such as training packs, posters and booklets. The correct technique for manual lifting is shown in section 16. 3.1 Specialists Materials handling involves a number of specialist activities which are carried out by people

Materials Handling Slide Presentation

Identify types of material handling equipment. Describe hazards associated with material handling activities (e.g., storage, use, and disposal). Identify methods to prevent hazards associated with material handling equipment. Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from material handling hazards.

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