Concrete Products

APR 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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20 • April 2018 NEWS SCOPE OPERATIONS ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management sys- tems – Requirements with guidance for use specifies requirements for companies and organizations to improve occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems' injury-prevention performance. Developers intend for the standard to be applicable to any company or organization regardless of its size, and help reduce workplace injuries and illnesses. The document provides governmental agencies, industry and other affected stakeholders with effective, usable guidance for improving worker safety in countries around the world. By means of an easy-to- use framework, it can be applied to both captive and partner factories and production facilities, regardless of their location. The new OH&S standard is based on the common elements found in all of ISO's man- agement systems standards and uses a simple Plan-Do-Check-Act model, providing a framework for organizations to plan what they need to put in place in order to minimize the risk of harm. The mea- sures should address concerns that can lead to long-term health issues and absence from work, as well as those that give rise to accidents. "It is hoped that ISO 45001 will lead to a major transformation in workplace practices and reduce the tragic toll of work-related acci- dents and illnesses across the globe," says David Smith, who chairs the project committee—ISO/PC 283, Occupational health and safety management systems—behind ISO 45001. "World standards writers have come together to provide a framework for a safer workplace for all, whatever sector you work in and wherever you work in the world." Because ISO 45001 is designed to integrate with other ISO manage- ment systems standards, ensuring a high level of compatibility with the new versions of ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management), businesses that already implement an ISO standard will have a leg up if they decide to work toward ISO 45001, he adds. ISO 45001 will replace OHSAS 18001, the world's former reference for workplace health and safety. Organizations already certified to OHSAS 18001 will have three years to comply with the new ISO 45001 standard, although certification of conformity to ISO 45001 is not a requirement of the standard. — International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Safety reference joins ISO 9000 quality, 14000 environmental standards Copies of the ISO 45001 document are available from North Amer- ican ISO member bodies, American National Standards Institute,; or, Standards Council of Canada, SILOS AND SO MUCH MORE Here's how the engineers and project managers at Imperial Industries helped Wausau Tile create a state-of-the-art 100,000-square-foot concrete paver manufacturing facility: • Integrated system includes 16 Imperial carbon steel silos that range from 29 to 37 feet tall, providing 5 million pounds of material storage • Also includes two large "grizzly" dump hoppers and a dozen additional "day bins" for Wausau Tile's custom- color mixing system • All pieces were designed, manufactured, painted and inspected at Imperial's newly expanded manufacturing facility • Imperial also manufactured all stairs and handrails included in the facility 800-558-2945 | IMPERIALIND.COM FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED FOR MORE THAN 35 YEARS

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