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As you may know, a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation governing exposure to respirable crystalline silica is set to take effect on Saturday, June 23. In anticipation of the upcoming deadline, NRMCA has created an industry-specific silica compliance guide that aims to help give ready mixed concrete producers the necessary tools to assess their exposure and determine what steps may need to be taken to maintain compliance.

Click here for the guide and here to view other OSHA silica rule materials. For more information, contact Gary Mullings at gmullings@nrmca.org or Kevin Walgenbach at kwalgenbach@nrmca.org.

Does your facility need to report to the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Program? Have you run the calculations to determine if your facility does? Do you know what the requirements are and/or how to report if necessary?

Pavement

A record number of interested visitors stopped at the NRMCA booth last week at the International Conference of Shopping Centers (ICSC) RECon conference in Las Vegas, reports Senior Vice President, Local Paving, Jon Hansen. "Even though attendance and booth numbers were down, our lead generation activity was up over 40%,” said Hansen who was joined at the booth by fellow NRMCA senior vice president Phil Kresge and Nathan Forrest, pavement engineer with California Nevada Cement Association (CNCA).

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Recently, Lionel Lemay and the Structures and Sustainability team of the NRMCA was taking a tour of the Airlite Plastics Factory in Omaha, NE, to see how it manufactures the Fox Blocks brand of insulated concrete forms.

Engineering

Alkali-silica reaction (ASR) is second to corrosion as the leading cause of the premature deterioration of concrete structures in North America. Dr. Michael Thomas, professor of civil engineering, University of New Brunswick, will present a new test method which was developed in order to better predict expansion in real structures. This was achieved by developing a test where alkali leaching is minimized by placing concrete cylinders in a solution matching the internal pore solution of the concrete under test. Long-term results up to and including 900 days are presented for a number of aggregates and compared to long-term performance data from exposure sites in Austin, Ottawa and Fredericton.

This Webinar, titled Development of a Rapid and Reliable Test Method to Better Predict ASR in the Field, is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Click here to register.

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Calendar

*Please note that e-mail and direct links to each event listed below can be accessed from NRMCA's Web site

June 26 – 29, Nashville, TN
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

August 21, Birmingham, AL | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Gulf Coast Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

August 27 – 29, Silver Spring, MD
Concrete Durability Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

Summer/Fall, Cheyenne/Casper, WY | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Northwest Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

September 6, Phoenix | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Southwest Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

Fall, Uncasville, CT | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Northeast Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

Fall, Kansas City, KS | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, South Central Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

September 29 – October 1, Metro Washington, DC
NRMCA's ConcreteWorks
Email: Jessica Walgenbach, 888-84-NRMCA, x1152

October 9 – 12, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module I: Concrete 101
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

October 17, Las Vegas, NV | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Rocky Mountain Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

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November 5 – 9, Silver Spring, MD
Annual Short Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

November 13, Lansing, MI | Registration Information Forthcoming
Regional ConcreteWorks, Great Lakes Region
Email: Nicole Maher, 240-485-1158

November 27 – 29, 2018, Orlando, FL
Environmental Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

December 4 – 6, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module II: Customer Business Knowledge
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

December 11 – 14, Austin, TX
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

2019

January 8 - 10, Orlando, FL
Dispatcher Training Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 15 – 17, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module III: Accounting, Finance, Business Law
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 15 – 18, Tucson, AZ
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

January 22 – 24, Kissimmee, FL
Effective RMC Supervisor Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

February 19 – 22, Charlotte, NC
Plant Manager Certification Course
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

March 19 – 21, Silver Spring, MD
CCSP Module IV: Professional Sales Skills
Email: Meghan Callahan, 240-485-1135

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