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, to 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, 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.”

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 here. The video will also be made available free of charge as part of the soon-to-be-launched Natural Stone University.