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Safety Second?

Second is a placement. The first loser. Not “Number One.” Second is also a moment of time; a measurement of life spent as the clock hands spin and the calendar flips. Now think about safety. Is it the absence of an accident, injury or is it something more?...

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OSHA Issues New Stronger COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

  Executive Summary: On January 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued stronger, more detailed guidance – Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace. Previously, on January...

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Addressing the Pricing Myth

Listen. We’ve known for a long time that concrete construction offers a multitude of benefits. Not to mention that it is a cost-effective building material both in the short and long term. However, many of our partners – architects, engineers, developers, and...

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A Note from VRMCA President Genevieve Walker

Well, here we are. Halfway through 2020 and what a year it’s been! I hope each of you – and all those around you – are staying safe and healthy. While there’s no doubt it has been a challenging year, we as an industry have seemed to fare a bit better than...

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Jobsite Additions of Water: A Quick Review

Adding water to ready mixed concrete is like breathing; it’s something that happens all the time almost without any thought. If we do invest any brain power, here are some thoughts that come to mind: What are the effects on the concrete properties? Are we...

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