SAFETY

CONCRETE BURNS
1.  Wet cement and concrete can cause burning and drying of the skin. For more information
     please read the Material Safety Data Sheet.
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MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)
2.  Wash any skin exposed to wet cement or concrete with soap and water immediately.
3.  Wear safety glasses and rubber boots when working with wet concrete.

WORKING AROUND THE TRUCK'S CHUTES
1.  Do not walk or work beneath chutes. Chutes are heavy, even when empty; loaded chutes are
     extremely heavy. Serious injury or fatality may result should a chute break and collapse on a
     person working below.
2.  When working around chutes, be aware that they can move.
3.  Never add additional chutes (more than the truck normally carries)

WORKING AROUND THE TRUCK
1.  Be aware that the truck may be moved during the placement of concrete. Stay away from the
     truck.
2.  Stay out of the driver's blind spots. Drivers cannot see directly behind their trucks. Do not
     park or place objects behind the truck.
3.  Watch for low wires that that may become entangled in the truck.

POSITIONING OF THE TRUCK
1.  Whenever possible, position the truck so that it is perpendicular (not parallel) to an excavated
     area.
2.  Whenever possible, try to maintain a truck distance of 1 foot away from excavation or trench
     for every 1 foot in depth.

View the NRMCA Concrete in Practice section for more information sheets on important ready-mix placement and quality control topics.