Troubleshooting
& Safety

Our continued safety awareness and wellness contributes to the success of both what we do and what you do as professionals.

 

At Livingston’s Concrete Service, every employee, from yard laborers to drivers, dispatchers to sales team receives safety training on their first day. Though some of our staff is not working with concrete, they are still well aware of the risks involved when working around concrete, production machinery, and all other operations within Livingston’s and on the job.

 

All Livingston’s associates in the field are outfitted with the appropriate PPE and safety awareness.

Livingston’s takes pride in our success to stay accident free. As of now we are over 100 days accident free and a couple of years ago we were just days shy of celebrating 3 years.

 

Livingston’s Wellness

We believe that wellness is an essential component of any functional company. Overall wellness contributes to a safer working environment. By maintaining a healthy crew, many future injuries can be prevented and often avoided altogether, leading to a productive business with employees who lead happy, fulfilled lives. We also believe that wellness extends beyond our working health, but into our lives after working hours.

 

Concrete Safety

Concrete Burns
  • Wet cement and concrete can cause burning and drying of the skin. For more information please read the SDS
  • Wash any skin exposed to wet cement or concrete with soap and water immediately.
  • Wear safety glasses, rubber gloves and appropriate clothing to cover exposed skin when working with wet concrete.
The Truck’s Chutes
  • Do not walk or work beneath chutes. Chutes are heavy, even when empty; loaded chutes are extremely heavy. Serious injury or fatality may result should a chute break and collapse on a person working below.
  • When working around chutes, be aware that they can move.
  • Always brace temporary chutes added to the truck’s chutes. The extra weight of unsupported add-on chutes may cause the truck’s chutes to collapse.
Working Around the Truck
  • Be aware that the truck may be moved during the placement of concrete. Stay away from the truck.
  • Stay out of the driver’s blind spots. Drivers cannot see directly behind their trucks. Do not park or place objects behind the truck.
  • Watch for low wires that may become entangled in the truck.
Position of the Truck
  • Whenever possible, position the truck so that it is perpendicular (not parallel) to an excavated area.
  • Whenever possible, try to maintain a truck distance of 1 foot away from excavation or trench for every 1 foot in depth.

USEFUL LINKS

OSHA – Concrete and Concrete Products – Manufacturing and Construction.
National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). OSHA Strategic Partnership Page.
Preventing Skin Problems from Working with Portland Cement. OSHA Guidance Document, (2008).