MIA+BSI Releases New Installation Safety Video
MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oberlin, OH, and Chestertown, NY, August 2, 2016 —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, and 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
Modules are self-contained and arranged so that they can be watched individually or as part of an overall installation safety program. MIA+BSI Vice President Jon Lancto commented: “This is a great training resource for anyone sending installers into the field. Training our installers to be safe and professional can only enhance the value of our products and help retain great employees.”
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.
MIA+BSI: the Natural Stone Institute serves more than 1900 members in 55 countries who represent every aspect of the natural stone industry, offering them a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. Two prominent publications—the Dimension Stone Design Manual and Building Stone Magazine—raise awareness in both the industry and the design communities for the promotion and best use of natural stone. Learn more at www.naturalstoneinstitute.org.