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The most common
chemical ingredient in concrete is cement.
When combined with water, cement produces an alkaline chemical called
calcium hydroxide. Upon contact
with skin, this chemical can cause irritation, burns, drying and cracking, which
can open the door to serious infection.
There are also
countless Chemical Additives commonly added to concrete mixes that you should
know about. MSDS's or Material
Safety Data Sheets are available to inform you of all such chemicals in the
workplace. Follow these
safety rules to avoid chemical and personal injury hazards with concrete:
wheeling, dumping, shoveling or handling concrete
use GOOD LIFTING TECHNIQUES.
A one cubic yard
bucket filled with concrete doesn't look very heavy, but it
weighs more than a full size PU.
first bucket of concrete to ensure that the crane can handle
the weight at max required reach.
Keep out from
under suspended buckets and avoid being caught in
a pinch point by a swinging bucket.
Be alert for
overhead wires whenever using a crane, pump,
truck, or conveyor system.
Be on guard to
prevent metal bull float handles from moving out into open
lanes of traffic.
conducts electricity. Make sure all cords and tools are grounded.
All protruding reinforcing steel should be guarded to eliminate the hazard of impalement of puncture wounds.
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