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January 18, 2012

ANSI Approves Two New Construction and Demolition Standards

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved two new ASSE A10 construction and demolition standards:
  • A10.1-2011 - Pre-Project and Pre-Task Safety and Health Planning for Construction and Demolition Operations  
  • A10.26-2011 - Emergency Procedures for Construction and Demolition Sites

Emergency Evacuation Sign
The new 10.1-2011 standard establishes elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning for construction.
Its primary purpose is to help make safety and health pre-planning a standard part of the planning processes.

The new A10.26 standard applies to emergency procedures involving: fires, collapses, hazardous spills and other emergencies; emergency rescue of injured or ill workers; on-site first aid and emergency medical care; evacuation and transportation of injured or ill workers and more. It also provides development guidelines for construction site emergency procedures.

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