The National Demolition Association has completed its fifth revision of its OSHA-funded Demolition Safety Manual. All regular members of the Association have received a copy and additional copies are available for sale at www.demolitionassociation.com/store_home.asp.
One key update is to chapter seven, which covers equipment safety. In conjunction with the UK’s NFDC, the NDA has now included a new section on crusher safety in the chapter. The NFDC developed the information for its own Crusher Safety Guidelines and this was in turn reviewed by the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association.
According to outgoing NDA Executive Director Mike Taylor: “With recycling being an important part of the demolition process, safety when using a crusher is vitally important. This new section provides you with the latest safe practices when using a crusher including information on hazard analysis, machine set-up and inspection, general operations, Lock Out/Tag Out procedures and dust control.”