MIA+BSI Releases New Installation Safety Video
MIA+BSI has released a new video, Natural Stone Installation: Best Practices for Safety and Success. This video is the Institute’s first collection of video modules focusing solely on installation safety, highlighting the fact that there is a striking difference between shop safety, where the environment is familiar, to being on location, where each setting is different and requires a clear plan of action. Completed as part of the 2016 Safety Initiative set forth by the Institute’s safety committee, 8 modules are included in the video, addressing the following topics:
- Overview of installation safety
- Identifying safety concerns early in the process
- Requirements for personal protective equipment
- Installation case studies
- Best practices for material loading and unloading
- Manpower and equipment
- Large-scale commercial installations
- Tile-setting best practices
MIA+BSI would like to thank the following companies for use of their facilities: Cleveland Marble Mosaic Company, Corcoran Tile & Marble, Inc., Distinctive Marble & Granite, Miller Druck Specialty Contracting, Rocksolid Stone Works, Rugo Stone, and Twin City Tile & Marble Company. Funding and in-kind support was also provided by Carrara Marble Company of America, EuroStone Machine USA, Inc., Omni Cubed, Inc., Roura Material Handling, and Stone Interiors.
Physical DVDs of Natural Stone Installation: Best Practices for Safety and Success are available for purchase at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org/2016safetyvideo. The video will also be made available free of charge as part of the soon-to-be-launched Natural Stone University.
About the Author
Terri Hewlett is the Office Administrator for the Marble Institute of America (MIA).