The Marble Institute of America (MIA)+Building Stone Institute (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 Safety Initiative set forth by the Institute’s safety committee, eight 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.”

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