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Osha Steps Up Silica Inspections

In its release of the silica exposure safety card (opposite page), the National Association of Home Builders reminded members of how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) established this year a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to reduce employee exposure to crystalline silica

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Csda Issues First Concrete Polishing Spec

Part of Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) efforts to provide standards, specifications and best practices for the sawing and drilling industry, as well as vital materials for architects and engineers working with sawing and drilling contractors, recently released CSDA guidelines include two documents: (a) a Specification, titled Polishing Concrete; and, (b) a Best Practice titled CSDA Diamond Cutting Tools for ADA.

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U.S Concrete Expands Ingram Platform

U.S. Concrete Inc., Houston, has announced acquisition of nine ready-mixed concrete plants, including real property, rolling stock and working capital,

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U.S. Green Building Council Contingent Tours Epa-Honored Roanoke Cement Plant

A lesson in reducing energy consumption as well as using cement and cement-related products to help build a more sustainable community was gained by members of U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Southwest Virginia Chapter during an early-summer tour of Roanoke Cement Co.'s (RCC) Troutville, Va., plant. Over 60 attendees — including USGBC members, ready-mixed concrete producers, as well as plant management and employees — enjoyed presentations, refreshments and a bus ride tour highlighting the last 15 years of the facility's environmental progress.

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