Concrete Products

DEC 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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8 • December 2018 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AGENCIES New U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data and estimates show private industry employers reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2017, down nearly 46,000 cases from the prior year and equating to a rate of 2.8 cases per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers. In concrete and cement production, the agency's 2017 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) notes 10,200 report- able cases—6,600 entailing days away from work, job restriction or transfer (DAFW). Across all manufacturing sector workplaces, the BLS finds 115,550 DAFW cases and a 93-case per 10,000 FTE worker rate, both unchanged from 2016. Also among private sector employers, the survey indicates upwards of 883,000 DAFW-level occupational injuries and illnesses last year, or 89.4 cases per 10,000 FTE workers. Among the 19 private industry sectors in the 2017 SOII , only manufacturing, finance and insurance experienced statistically signif - icant changes in their overall rates of nonfatal injuries and illnesses, each declining by 0.1 cases per 100 FTE workers compared to 2016. The 2017 survey rate of total recordable cases fell 0.1 cases per 100 FTE workers, continuing a pattern of declines observed since 2004, excepting 2012. BLS will follow up on the SOII 2017 figures with this month's release of findings from the companion Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. Injury, illness survey measures concrete, cement production incidents NONFATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURY AND ILLNESS Private industry incidence rates per 100 full-time equivalent workers by case type SOURCE: BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses TRANSFORMING THE WAY THE WORLD WORKS Over 2 million vehicles use Trimble transportation technology, learn more at or call +1.480.489.2270 Better intel equals better decisions equals better productivity equals better business. TrimFleet management tools can greatly increase ready mix and aggregates fleet efficiency, with real-time, actionable intelligence. Status auto-sensing reduces the need for operator input. Improved delivery efficiency with accurate location updates. Smarter business analysis with reporting and real-time alerts. Hours of Service tracking for ELD compliance.

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