Concrete Contractors embrace 15-point safety roadmap

Sources: American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis; CP staff The American Society of Concrete Contractors Safety & Risk Management Council’s new Safety Training Assessment & Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Program provides 15 key performance indicators (KPI) to assess the effectiveness of accident prevention and worker protection strategies. 

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Court halts aggregate operator’s MSHA inspector sandbagging

Sources: Mine Safety and Health Administration; CP staff A federal district court judge issued an injunction to prevent Missouri’s Partridge Sand & Gravel Inc. from stopping Mine Safety and Health Administration representatives from completing workplace inspections. The action addresses an August 2021 incident where owner Westley Partridge used loading equipment filled with rock and dirt to force MSHA inspectors’ vehicle…

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Florida block producers bracket March Masonry Matchup

Sources: Florida Concrete & Products Association, Orlando; CP staff Sunshine State concrete masonry producers are revisiting a March 2021 promotion to continually spotlight the potential of gray and architectural block in single-family residential building. Their March Masonry Matchup has kicked off with a bracket of 16 homes posted at the portal of their Block Strong campaign. Weekly voting tallies at…

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High Concrete principals transfer ownership to namesake foundation

Sources: High Industries Inc., Lancaster, Pa.; CP staff S. Dale High and family members have announced a new ownership structure for their business, High Industries, netting millions annually for community causes in Lancaster and other eastern Pennsylvania communities. Transfer of High Industries ownership to the High Foundation follows a fall 2021 commitment of $65 million to seed the High Foundation…

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PCA offers feds an industry decarbonization reality check

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff Federal policy is vital to accelerate deployment of technologies that can curtail industrial sector carbon dioxide emissions, Portland Cement Association contends in response to the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office’s (AMO) “Request for Information on Industrial Decarbonization Priorities.” 

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