NDA updates its safety manual
By Lindsay Gale14 January 2014
The National Demolition Association has released an updated version of its Demolition Safety Manual that incorporates new information on a range of subjects, studied and recommended by the Association’s Safety Committee and other leading safety figures in the industry.
According to executive director Mike Taylor: ““Our Demolition Safety Manual is used by professionals around the world and is the cornerstone of the NDA’s extensive demolition safety program. We work closely with OSHA, which helps fund the manual’s development, to correlate the recommended practices it contains with OSHA Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926 and numerous accepted environmental regulations.”
Included in the new manual is updated information on the handling of the various hazardous materials to be found on demolition sites, as well as use of the latest generation of quick couplers and the safe operation of high reach demolition excavators. According to the NDA, the latest edition is more easily searchable for desktop computers and mobile devices – a searchable version will soon be available from the NDA’s website, www.demolitionassociation.com. It is available free to Association members and for US$100 (Euro 73) for non-members.