Recently a member of our Cement Finishing community had a stroke while at work. He did not realize that anything had happened or that something was wrong. A co-worker noticed his slightly slurred speech and urged him to go to the hospital to get checked. Upon arrival at the hospital, a stroke was confirmed and […]
Greetings ! The 2nd issue of FINISHING NEWS has been published CLICK HERE !
“Falls are the number one cause of critical injuries and fatalities of workers at construction projects in Ontario.” Ontario is improving safety for construction workers by making new training for those who work at heights mandatory as of April 1, 2015. The new Working at Heights Training Program Standard will ensure everyone using fall protection […]
The new 2014 version of CSA A23.1 has been published. This mandatory nation standard for “concrete materials and methods of concrete construction” is designed to enhance concrete performance and reduce problems. Click here for the CSA bookstore
We are pleased to announce our 2014-2017 Board of Directors: Mr. Paul Bravo, Bravo Windsor (Southwest Ontario), Chairman Mr. Vince Caruana, Diplock Floor (598 Employers) Mr. Jeff Haid, Tri-Con Haid (Central West Ontario) Mr. Luc Rancourt, Duron Services (SW Ontario) Mr. Danny Tersigni, Belmont Concrete (GTA / Central East) Thanks are extended to these employers […]
World of Concrete: February 2-6, 2015
The CFLRA is pleased to announce the publication of FINISHING NEWS, a newsletter for and about current issues in concrete finishing.
Each year cement finishers are exposed to increased carbon monoxide levels in construction workplaces as buildings are sealed to contain temporary heat during the winter months. The use of indirect fired furnace-type heaters would resolve most of these problems, but the vast majority of constructors continue to employ direct-fired salamander type heaters which pump carbon […]
Bartell are promoting their ultra-low emission GESi exhaust systems for trowel machines. These systems are reported to reduce carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by 90% — with no loss in engine power. See details