NDA updates its demolition manual

New edition provides new sections and easier mobile access.

January 10, 2014
CDR Staff
Association Activities

At a time of increased public interest in the issue of demolition worksite safety, the National Demolition Association (NDA), Doylestown, Pa., has released the newest edition of its Demolition Safety Manual.

NDA Executive Director Mike Taylor says, “Our Demolition Safety Manual is used by professionals around the world and is the cornerstone of the NDA’s extensive demolition safety program. We work closely with OSHA, which helps fund the manual’s development, to correlate the recommended practices it contains with OSHA Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926 and numerous accepted environmental regulations.”

The latest revision of the manual enables demolition contracting firms and any other organization involved in the demolition process to manage their own company-specific safety program and promote a culture of safety within their organization. The new content has been studied and recommended by the NDA Safety Committee and other industry safety leaders.

The manual includes updated information on the safe handling of various hazardous materials found on some demolition sites, as well as valuable information on topics such as quick coupler safety and the safe use of high-reach long boom arms. In addition, the manual is more easily searchable from desktop computers and mobile devices.

The manual will soon be available in a searchable format online at NDA's website. The Demolition Safety Manual – offered free to NDA members – can also be purchased online at the NDA Store for $100 for nonmembers.

The manual joins the newly harmonized Hazard Communication Program and the Demolition Safety Talks program, a job site tool box safety meeting resource, as the foundation of any company’s demolition safety management program. The Demolition Safety Manual, as well as the Hazard Communications Program and the newly revised Demolition Safety Talks program, can be purchased at NDA’s Store.