PRECAST ENHANCES SAFETY
If an accident occurs during a construction project, employee and citizen safety can become endangered as can the finances of the companies responsible. The impressive safety record of precast projects helps to reduce these risks.
For example, a new rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration details how employers must protect their staff from exposure to the silica dust used to mix concrete. When you choose precast options, the dust-exposure issue is limited almost exclusively to within the precast plant. With on-site mixing and casting, some silica dust may escape and could be problematic for people with respiratory problems.
Workers cast precast concrete at ground level, which eliminates the need for them to work at heights and odd angles. While sometimes on-site casting is necessary, the risks associated with plant-cast concrete casting are significantly reduced. These aspects of precast casting produce fewer accidents than cast-in-place concrete.
Nothing beats the strength of concrete, and even more so when it’s prepared consistently and cured INDOORS in a climate-controlled ideal environment. This durability makes precast concrete an ideal material for structures that need to be secure and long-lasting.