The concrete industry knows how to put on a show! 58,000 people attended World of Concrete in 2018. You can find attendees from the tradeshow performing a wide range of concrete related activities. Here are the top segments within the concrete industry requiring a variety of PPE – ready mix contractors, concrete block manufacturers, stucco contractors, demolition/repair and concrete pumping services. For each one of these, workers are almost always faced with unique hazards.
Out of all concrete hazards, wet cement causes the most hand injuries across the industry. This occurs because concrete is extremely caustic and highly abrasive. Cement exposure to one’s skin can ultimately lead to 2nd degree burns. You can imagine then, workers want safety gear they can rely on. Beyond just gloves, workers need a wide range of PPE from boots, long-sleeved shirts, insulated gear, and protective eyewear. The Portland Cement Association, one of the most trusted in the industry, produces a great and informative video about safety around concrete.
As always, our goal is getting you into the best PPE for the hazards faced. We highlight below the most common concrete hazards, along with safety product recommendations. In the event we do not cover your unique hazard, let us know. Feel free to drop us some feedback at the bottom of this page. If you are wishing to have direct consultation, we can assist there too! All you have to do is contact us below and we will have a trained 360° Safety Specialist contact you.
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Each year, approximately 28,000 concrete workers experience a job-related injury or illness. Many of those are preventable with the right personal protective equipment (PPE).
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Choosing the right gloves is a critical safety step. This is even more true for concrete workers.
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One of the most abrasive materials one can handle is a concrete block. We’ve got your hands covered with the most advanced abrasive coatings.
The most common cause of hand injuries is blunt trauma. Overall, 76% of all injuries are the result of cut and crush. Concrete workers, especially those in Demolition and Repair, face a multitude of close quarter environments resulting in pinch point injuries.Learn More About Crush and Impact Protection
Summer months mean hot working conditions for construction workers. Keep cool and safe this summer.
Flying debris and dust is everywhere on a jobsite causing a loss of visibility. Cement dust causes the most common eyewear injury across the concrete industry. Let us help keep your eyes fixed on the job at hand.Learn More About Impared Vision Protection
Ever come across some jagged rebar? We figured the answer was yes. Over 18% of all hand injuries are from cuts and lacerations. Construction workers come into constant contact with rough, sharp and jagged surfaces.Learn More About Sharp Objects Protection
71% of the earth is water. Combine this with wet cement and concrete pouring; you will most definitely need some liquid protection. You might want to consider some waterproof gloves and rain gear.Learn More About Wet Environment Protection
Wet Cement is the #1 cause of hand injury in the concrete industry. We have featherweight and waterproof gloves, and boots you have to see!Learn More About Wet Cement Protection
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