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The Risk of Not Knowing: Duty to Provide Fall Protection

Originally published in Concrete Contractor magazine. Question: Yesterday, an OSHA inspector witnessed two of our crew members standing atop the formwork, while finishing a pour. The first worker was floating the wall and the second worker was installing anchor bolts. Both of these are standard procedures for us and the workers are trained and confident working […]

March Madness

Let’s face it, I’m about this entirely and I’m guessing many of you are too. I don’t have many conversations it seems without someone having a college team that inspires them. Now, maybe you’re not a basketball fan and prefer wrestling or football, but you have to admit that there is a frenzy, a delirium, […]

OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down for Fall Prevention

OSHA is promoting a national Safety Stand-Down during the week of June 2-6, 2014 in an effort to raise awareness among employers and workers in the construction industry about the hazards of falls. The Concrete Foundation Association (CFA), www.cfawalls.org, fully supports the program and strongly encourages all of its member companies to participate in this awareness […]

What Should You Expect from 2014?

Codes, Standards, Rules, Regulations and Insurance…It is All Changing   It really doesn’t matter that your profession is the concrete industry. Were you in just about any industry, the rules for doing business and the parameters that shape your industry are likely to be changing such that business next year, perhaps even tomorrow, will most […]

ThermalDrain™ Chosen as Finalist for 2013 RISE® Durable Product Awards

Cleveland-based GMX, Inc.’s ThermalDrain nonwoven drain protection board is a finalist for the 2013 RISE Durable Product Awards. The award recognizes and rewards innovation in new, durable products that utilize nonwoven fabrics in a way that expands the usage of nonwovens in the consumer or industrial marketplace.   Cleveland, Ohio – GMX, Inc.’s premier recycled […]

CFA Announces Availability of Alternate Fall Protection Plan for Members

CFA Announces Availability of Alternate Fall Protection Plan for Members Alternate Fall Protection Plan is a collaborative effort of CFA staff and key CFA member contractors Mt. Vernon, Iowa — The Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) announced today that member companies now have access to a model or draft alternate fall protection plan conforming to the requirements […]

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