ANSI Construction/Demolition Standard Available

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently announced the availability of the newly revised American National Standard Institute (ANSI) A10.6-2006 standard, Safety Requirements for Demolition for Construction and Demolition Operations.

The ANSI/ASSE 10.6-2006 standard, approved by ANSI on Sept. 11, is one of a series of safety standards that focus on construction and demolition operations.

The latest version of the standard provides minimum requirements to protect and safeguard employees and the public and to prevent property damage that may occur during demolition operations as it applies to the demolition of buildings and other structures.

The A10.6 standard also complements the newly reaffirmed ANSI A10.7-1998 standard, Commercial Explosives and Blasting Agents – Safety Requirements for Transportation, Storage and Handling and Use.

"Currently, OSHA, NIOSH and state, municipal and government agencies recognize the A10.6-1990 (R1998) standard," said Michael R. Taylor, CAE, an ASSE professional member and chair of the A10.6 subgroup. "ANSI and the ASSE will work together to promote the newly revised standard among these agencies and others."

ASSE serves as the secretariat for the A10 Accredited Standards Committee on construction and demolition operations. The A10 standards serve as a guide to contractors, labor and equipment manufacturers in the construction and demolition industry.

The A10.6-2006 standard, Safety Requirements for Demolition for Construction and Demolition Operations, will be available in both print and electronic format. For more information, contact ASSE Customer Service at (847) 699-2929 or visit ASSE's website at http://www.asse.org.

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