The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) has developed a comprehensive safety manual designed for contractors who need to know the best practices to ensure a safe working environment.

“Companies that follow a formalized safety program benefit from safer job sites, fewer injuries and ultimately more profitable jobs,” says Susan Hollingsworth, chairperson of CSDA’s safety committee.

The 125-pafge manual is divided into a field safety manual and a reference section. The field safety section includes a sample policy statement, safety program responsibilities and sections on electrical safety, vehicle safety policies, accident reporting, roadway safety policies and employee safety orientation. The reference section is designed to serve as a guide to additional topics that may affect the overall company safety programs such as scaffolding, fall protection, trenching and silicosis prevention.

The manual is available for $125 for CDSA members and $500 for non-members. To order, call 727-577-5004 or visit