The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., has published a "Safety Management Plan," which can be customized by contractors to serve as a company's complete safety program. The manual was prepared by ASCC's Safety & Risk Management Council to help contractors develop and implement a basic safety management plan that can be customized to meet the needs of individual companies.

The plan covers the following topics: basic policy statements, safety responsibilities, inspections, accident investigation, safety meetings, rules, training, recordkeeping, first aid, emergency planning, hazard communication, concrete construction, electrical safety, fall protection, confined spaces, lock out/tag out, scaffolding, trenching and excavating, and substance abuse. The plan includes numerous sample forms and tags.

ASCC also offers a comprehensive Safety Manual that contains all of the elements of an effective safety program for the concrete contractor. Regular updates reflect changes in OSHA regulations and the concrete construction industry.

The plan is available in a three-ring, tabbed binder, or on a CD. ASCC members receive discounted pricing. Pricing for both manuals and other concrete-related safety publications is available by calling 866-788-2722 or visiting

The ASCC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry, such as architects, specifiers, and distributors. There are approximately 600 member companies in the United States and five foreign countries. For more information on the ASCC visit the Web site at or call 314-962-0210.