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M073 - Concrete Finishers Health and Safety Manual

Concrete finishers are skilled tradespeople who place, finish, protect, and repair concrete floors, walls, driveways, sidewalks, stairs, and other surfaces. This health and safety manual contains the information they need to protect themselves from the hazards they face in the workplace.

In addition to general health and safety information on personal protective equipment, fall protection, and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), you’ll find topics specific to concrete finishers. These include hazards related to the tools and equipment they use such as:

  • Screed Machines
  • Float and Trowel Machines
  • Concrete Buckets and Buggies
  • Concrete Pumps and Conveyors
  • Diamond Grinders and Polishing Machines
  • Scarifiers and Shot Blasters
  • Mortar Mixers and Mixing Drills.

As well, you’ll find a section on occupational health hazards related to their exposure to:

  • Carbon monoxide and noise from power tools and equipment
  • Isocyanates from sealants and joint fillers
  • Silica from dry-shake hardeners and concrete.

94 pages. Sep 2016.

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