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Decorative flooring practitioners approach quality standards

Source: Decorative Surface Solution (DSS) Group LLC, Livermore, Calif.

Flooring and polished concrete industry veterans have launched DSS Group to connect premier suppliers and contractors across channels of the hard surfaces market, which includes pourable overlays, epoxies, resins and terrazzo. While some of the technologies are well established, their use in the flooring industry is relatively young.

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New truck criteria accompanies revised NRMCA Plant Certification

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

A new NRMCA Plant Certification Check List, effective March 1, clarifies inspection and other requirements of its predecessor version. Truck certification, for one, will be valid for 12 months with credit given for those vehicles inspected in the last 60 days of the previous certification.

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Ready mixed, precast interests occupy Orlando

Sources: CP staff; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; National Precast Concrete Association, Carmel, Ind.

A month after the upbeat World of Concrete 2015 in Las Vegas, ready mixed and precast producers will reconvene in Florida, with the NRMCA Annual Convention March 1-3 at the Orlando World Marriott, and the NPCA and American Concrete Pipe Association-backed Precast Show March 5-7 at the Orange County Convention Center.

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OSHA, NIOSH red flag silica exposure in manufactured stone value chain

Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; CP staff

A joint OSHA and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Hazard Alert defines dust control measures to protect workers from significant crystalline silica exposure during manufacturing, finishing, and installing natural and manufactured stone countertops, leading types of which bear 60–95 percent silica content.

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