Ontario Producers Expedite Pavement Cost, Life Cycle Comparison

Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Ready Mixed Concrete Association of Ontario’s Pavement Design Assistance Program (PDAP) provides public and private sector project engineers and consultants comprehensive proposals for an equivalent, comparable concrete pavement alternative for street and road or parking lot contracts carrying asphalt specifications.


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Silo Engulfment Fatality Draws Osha-Proposed $55K Penalty

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Cincinnati Area Office cited Monroe, Ohio-based Central Ready Mix, LLC for 10 serious safety violations after an employee at the company’s Middletown, Ohio, plant was fatally engulfed while breaking fly ash clumps clogging a silo. After attempts to dislodge clumps with a metal bar and air hose failed, OSHA officials note, the employee climbed into the silo, without a harness and lanyard, and devoted several hours to clearing the vessel before being engulfed.

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Baker Ready-Mix chief enlightens lawmakers on ills of regulations ‘swarm’

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary; CP staff

In a late-October House Judiciary Committee hearing, New Orleans independent ready mixed producer Arnold Baker testified about the negative impact of recent rules or laws emanating from federal agencies and Congress. “A swarm of regulations coming out of Washington are threatening [our] ability to stay in business … Sweeping rules will make it much more difficult for me to sell concrete, give health coverage to my employees, and grow jobs.

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