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Safety Shooter because workers do not possess the risk-specific compliance form and a hard-hat sticker. Knowl- training necessary to make the right choices, edge is the first defense to safety. And as the proverb allowing accidents to happen. The clamp that goes, safety shouldn’t happen by accident. failed was not inspected for damage prior to its failure. Are yours? We have learned that adopting strict safety policies that mandate inspection of all pressurized components for wear, cracks, or ASA member Derek Pay is damage can reduce, but not eliminate, hazard. Superintendent and Lead Noz- Since completing the class, we have imple- zleman for Jones Shotcrete in mented a daily safety checklist enforcing strict the Salt Lake City, UT, area. guidelines that improve worker safety. The check- Pay started in the pool industry list includes clamp checks, pinched rubber checks, 12 years ago and over the years reducer lining checks, nozzle cleanliness verifica- has ventured into all phases of tion, whip checks, weekly “tool box” meetings, shotcrete, including structural and a daily mechanics safety check on the shot- walls, seismic upgrades/retrofits, overhead, crete pump and air compressor. By doing this, we shoring walls, faux rock, skateboard parks, water are taking the proper preventative care to mini- features, and anything else that shotcrete can do mize worker risk. Our safety program reinforces and will do in the future. Pay received his BA from our commitment to maintain a safe work environ- the University of Utah. He is an active member ment for everyone on the job site. Shotcrete can of ASA and an ACI-certified nozzleman in wet-mix be dangerous work. Safety is far more than a vertical and overhead. Shotcrete • Fall 2013 63


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