LATICRETE A leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the construction industry has launched the ProjectSafety ™ campaign, a company-wide initiative that provides great access to safety education and alternative installation techniques to help reduce staggering injury and illness statistics in the construction industry. This workforce performs tasks ranging from carrying heavy loads to repetitive tasks to safely navigating often chaotic construction sites, manufacturing facilities, warehouses and laboratories, and exposing workers to serious risk of injury. In the first phase, ProjectSafety focuses on educating construction workers in all industries, at all levels of projects and general contractors, about the risks associated with respirable crystalline silica and volatile organic compounds (VOC), as well as best practices for the back, knees , Hand and eye safety in the workplace. Phases two and three will be expanded to include additional content for Laticrete University, which will include health and safety best practice training and education on products that are safer to use and install.
“While building is an integral part of the country’s economy, it is a physically demanding workforce that can often lead to injuries and lost work time. Now, like never before, we are focusing on creating safer work environments for everyone in our industry and driving positive change, ”said Spencer Maheu, LATICRETE Director, Product Management. “Working with pain shouldn’t be an accepted consequence of a career in the construction industry. Providing a deeper solution to the long-term health and safety of construction workers, ProjectSafety supports our commitment to delivering innovative, safe products and tools to ensure better quality of life for future generations. “
ProjectSafety’s mission is to raise awareness of the risks of construction installations and educate the industry about ways to mitigate them. In 2019 alone, the Labor Statistics Office calculated that 80,000 absenteeism between weeks and months were due to eye, musculoskeletal and respiratory tract injuries. In ProjectSafety’s second phase later this year, LATICRETE will help raise awareness and provide information on potential issues that may affect construction professionals, including accessing webinars, datasheets and product information via the ProjectSafety ™ page on the LATICRETE Website.
The aim of the campaign is to have companies take accountability measures to effectively implement safer installation methods, countermeasures and measures to reduce the risks and impacts on the installer and his company for an improved work environment. These measures include specific practices such as appropriate bending and lifting techniques, knowledge of which products should be used or avoided on the construction site, types of tools and PPE equipment that should be worn and when, training on a variety of certification systems and their importance in Regarding safety protocols, how to implement various lightweight and fast curing product solutions, how to limit exposure to harmful chemicals such as respirable crystalline silica and VOCs.
For more information, visit laticrete.com/projectsafety.
LATICRETE is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the construction industry. LATICRETE offers a wide range of products and systems that cover the laying and maintenance of tiles and stones, the laying and maintenance of masonry, resinous and decorative flooring, concrete construction chemicals and the restoration and maintenance of concrete, including the LATICRETE® SUPERCAP®- Systems. LATICRETE has been committed to researching and developing innovative installation products for over 65 years and has built a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. LATICRETE methods, materials and technology have been tested by architects, engineers, contractors and owners on site and in the laboratory. Offering a range of low-VOC and sustainable products, LATICRETE products contribute to LEED certification, exceed the requirements for commercial / residential VOC buildings and are backed by the most comprehensive guarantees in the industry. For more information, visit laticrete.com.