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Safety Shooter Fig. 1: This image shows an asbestos-like containment room to contain concrete repair work to its own area so that other trades could safely work around them Visit the OSHA website (www.osha.gov/silica) to familiarize yourself with the new regulations and the preferred ways to mitigate them. Mason Guarino started in the pool industry when he was 14, learning how to install reinforcing bar. Since then, he has worked on all phases of swimming pool construction. Guarino has been with South Shore Gunite Pools & Spas, Inc., full-time since graduating from the Wentworth Institute of Technology with his BS in construction management in 2009. Guarino currently serves on ASA’s Board of Direction and is an ACI Certified Nozzleman. employees will use them. Containment also helps manage this work. If your jobsite is indoors in one part of a building and there are other trades in the area, it is your responsibility to contain the dust produced by your work and not make a carpenter’s work area hazardous due to your dust. This goes for demolition and the shotcrete placement application. I have had good luck with building asbestos-like containment rooms around my work area and adding air scrubbers to them to capture any dust in the air. This creates a safer work environment for everyone on the jobsite. Safety is important to the American Shotcrete Association and should be for you and your employees, too. Education and training is crucial in ensuring that everyone goes home safe every day and, in the case of respirable crystalline silica, continues to be able to work safely for years to come. Shotcrete • Fall 2016 47


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