Last week I attended the Safety and Risk Management Council meeting at the ASCC Committee Week. This group's mission is "To make ASCC members the safest contractors in the concrete industry." They are accomplishing this by raising safety issues with their members and by developing the ASCC Safety Manual, which can be directly adopted as a concrete company's Safety Policy. As part of this meeting a few interesting safety issues were discussed, which will soon be raised with ASCC members through the monthly newsletter and with changes to the Safety Manual. For example, are concrete contractors using what one committee member called "candy canes" (bent over dowel bars) instead of dowel caps? And is OSHA accepting this as equivalent? And further, is your rebar fabricator charging extra for this? What do you think?