The Georgia Concrete & Products Association has created an adhoc committee of Atlanta-area safety professionals to develop a safer approach to concrete chipping. The committee found a willing partner and now is poised to release what its members believe is the most current best-practice in cleaning hardened concrete in an enclosed space.

“Ultimately, ready-mixed concrete producers, admixture suppliers, and mixer-drum manufacturers need to evaluate current practices to look to the future to implement even better methods to reduce concrete build-up in drums, and eliminate the hazardous job of drum chipping altogether,” says Jon Swierenga, director of safety, Lafarge Construction Materials.