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All You Need to Know About Working Safely with Concrete


Concrete, wet or dry, can be a dangerous material to work with and safety when handling it must always be on your mind to avoid any hazardous situations.

Construction sites are locations filled with dangers and hazards. There are numerous aspects of construction sites that require your full attention because it is so easy for things to go from safe to dangerous. For example, working with a material like concrete is not something you want to take lightly. Concrete, wet or dry, can be a dangerous material to work with and safety when handling it must always be on your mind to avoid any hazardous situations.

Be mindful of your skin

Having concrete or cement mix touch skin can create a plethora of problems for the person exposed to it, which is why safety is key. For example contact with wet concrete can be particularly troublesome as it can cause skin irritation, third-degree burns, or serious eye damage. Hours or days can go by before pain or irritation is felt, or before your condition can turn serious. With these safety concerns in mind, make sure you cover and protect your skin from the wet concrete with the right safety equipment.

Get the right safety equipment

To stay safe and avoid suffering from any grueling conditions like those mentioned above, make sure you and your team are utilizing the right safety equipment and wearing proper clothing when dealing with concrete. When dealing with wet concrete, make sure you are wearing waterproof gloves and boots, long-sleeved shirts, full-length pants, and protective eyewear. Or if you are drilling concrete, stay safe by using the proper safety equipment, like protective eyewear again, which will keep dust, particles, and flying objects out of your eyes. You can also wear wrist cuffs and armlets for an added layer of safety.

Scan using GPR

Another good way to ensure safety while working with concrete is using GPR. When you must work with concrete, you can utilize GPR to locate and find any cracks, rebars, post-tension cables, or obstructions. GPR scans can help locate any problems you may run into in the future as well, and make sure that safety is always guaranteed. Additionally, GPR helps ensure safety even from non-concrete issues you may run into while working with the concrete itself. GPR can be used to scan for power or utility lines so that they do not get accidentally cut while working on your project.

Concrete Visions Has Safety Measures in Place

Concrete Visions has over 12 years of experience and expertise in concrete scanning and we know how to detect any problems lurking beneath the surface. We use ground penetrating radar accurately and expertly and are familiar in many other methods that can be used when appropriate like concrete x-ray and electromagnetic conductivity. We are also very familiar with the latest construction safety techniques and train all of our workers to do their work quickly, accurately, and safely.  If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, give us a call at (410) 766-2210 or visit us online. For more articles and tips, follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Google+.

This entry was posted on Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 1:58 pm. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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