DAILY NEWS Jan 21, 2014 12:40 PM - 0 comments

NDA releases new Demolition Safety Manual

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By: SWR Staff

The National Demolition Association (NDA) has released the newest edition of its Demolition Safety Manual, often viewed by industry leaders as the final word in safety work practices.

The manual includes updated information on the safe handling of various hazardous materials found on some demolition sites, as well as valuable information on such topics as quick coupler safety and the safe use of high-reach long boom arms.

In addition, the latest edition of the Demolition Safety Manual is more easily searchable from desktop computers and mobile devices. The manual will soon be available in a searchable format online at the NDA’s website www.demolitionassociation.com.

“Our Demolition Safety Manual is used by professionals around the world and is the cornerstone of the NDA’s extensive demolition safety program,” said Michael Taylor, CAE, noting that it has been translated into many languages. “We work closely with OSHA, whichhelps fund the manual’s development, to correlate the recommended practices it contains with OSHA Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926 and numerous accepted environmental regulations,” he added.

The latest revision of the manual enables demolition contracting firms and any other organization involved in the demolition process to manage their own company-specific safety program and promote a culture of safety within their organization. The new content has been

studied and recommended by the NDA’s Safety Committee and other industry safety leaders.

The new and improved Demolition Safety Manual – offered free to NDA members – can also be purchased online at the NDA Store on the website for $100 for non-members. It joins the newly “harmonized” Hazard Communication Program and the Demolition Safety Talks program, a jobsite tool box safety meeting resource, as the foundation of any company’s demolition safety management program.

More information concerning membership in the National Demolition Association is available under the Membership tab on the website. The Demolition Safety Manual, as well as the Hazard Communications Program, and the newly revised Demolition Safety Talks program, about to be re-released, can be purchased at the NDA Store.


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