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Revising the Standard for Construction and Demolition Workers

Feb. 3, 2021
A revised standard from ANSI/ASSP aims to improve worker safety on the job site.

Construction and demolition sites can be some of the most dangerous job sites. Multiple contractors and employers can add complexity and confusion to an already crowded environment.

A newly revised standard from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is designed to help employers keep construction workers safe through updated best practices.

ANSI/ASSP A10.33-2020, Safety and Health Program Requirements for Multi-Employer Projects, identifies ways organizations can create and manage a safety program in a shared construction project. The standard assists project owners, construction supervisors, contractors and equipment manufacturers.

“Risks on construction and demolition sites are dynamic and continuously evolve as conditions, technologies and participants change,” said John Johnson, CSP, chair of the A10 committee, in a press release. “Enhanced safety performance is achieved when the entire project hierarchy—from the owner to the craft workers—engages in an identified safety process.”

ASSP is the secretariat for many standards committees in the United States and worldwide. The global nonprofit develops safety and health management plans to prevent injuries, illnesses and deaths and helps ensures standards are developed and revised in accordance with ANSI and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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